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Scouting Yankees Prospect #5: Slade Heathcott

The New York Yankees selected outfielder Slade Heathcott in the first round of the 2009 MLB out of Texas High School in Texas. A truly electrifying talent, he spent a good portion of his first three years in the system coming back from two shoulder surgeries but bounced back in a big way in the second half of the 2012 season.

Vital Statistics: Name: Slade Heathcott Position: Centerfield DOB: September 28, 1990 Height: 6'1" Weight: 190 Bats: Left Throws: Left It had been nearly an entire year, 361 days as a matter of fact, since he ended his 2011 season with a second shoulder surgery and came back for the 2012 campaign. "I wouldn't say it was hard but it was more of an annoyance being in that same situation and...

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