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September 30, 1957

Scouting Reports Yankees

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FIELDING: Quick, handles ground balls well. Has very good pick-off move to first; base runners should be careful.

BATTING: A good hitter. Gets good wood on the ball, shows some power.

Throws R, W-14, L-G, 2.67 ERA

PITCHING: A real battler who seems to improve every year. Wicked assortment of pitches. Throws good fast ball which tails away from right-hand hitter, knuckler, slider, curve. Control very sound and does good job keeping everything low. Beat Dodgers in fourth game last year to square Series at two all. This season has been most dependable Yankee pitcher.

FIELDING: Very good. A former infielder, he really takes care of his position.

BATTING: Bats left and can rip the ball. Good hitter even among Yankee pitchers.

Throws R, W-12, L-5, 2.43 ERA

PITCHING: Big and strong, he always had ability to become a big winner; lack of control and confidence were his problems. Now appears to have them both licked, is leading league in ERA. Still throws with blazing speed and has finally developed good curve to keep hitters off balance. Don't worry about changeup; he does not get it over with consistency. Always expect fast ball, protect against curve.

FIELDING: Only adequate, not quick.

BATTING: Not a good hitter but occasionally connects with lots of power.

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