Yankees Editorial: Yankees Trade Value 40-36

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Feb 25, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Jose De Paula (73) pitches during morning workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

36. P Jose De Paula

De Paula was signed by the Yankees back in November to a split deal between the majors and the minors. I have to be honest, I hadn’t heard of him until the Yankees signed him, but after looking at the deal, it seemed like the signing was the end for David Huff and I was write.

De Paula is the lefty version of what Chase Whitley could be on this team, except left-handed. The Yankees need left-handers with the ability to start. It’s always worked in the past. On the 40-man, the only lefties who can start are Sabathia, Chris Capuano and De Paula. That’s it. Because of that, it gave De Paula a leg up in the value column.

De Paula went 4-3 with a 4.21 for AAA Fresno of the the San Francisco Giants. He only pitched 51 innings and gave up 55 hits. He does have an option left.

De Paula may have earned a spot with his dominant performance in Winter League in the Dominican Republic. He started two games, striking out 10 in 10 innings and only giving up one run.

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