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Yankees Prospects Implicated in Wedding Visa Scandal

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Baseball America and the New York Times are reporting that Yankees prospect Maximo Nelson is one of the players implicated in the scandal regarding fraudulent marraiges and visa applications.

Nelson has a good arm, owning a 90-95 MPH fastball. He posted a 6-3 record and 2.63 ERA in the Gulf Coast League last summer, witha 54/12 K/BB ratio in 55 innings, and has drawn some notice as a prospect due to his live arm. His main flaw is age: he is 22 years old (reportedly), too old for the Gulf Coast League. Still, he was one of the more interesting pitchers at the lower levels of the Yankees system.

Another Yankee player reportedly involved is pitcher Juan DeLeon, who posted a 2.63 ERA and 73/25 K/BB ratio in 61 innings for Class A Tampa. He is not considered as good of a prospect as Nelson since he does not throw as hard, although he has pitched effectively at higher levels.