Tamarez All About Getting Stronger

In one of the quietest International Signing classes in some time, Christopher Tamarez has been the Yankees' top International free agent signing this year so far. A talented shortstop with some projection, the 16-year old admits that his biggest task for the foreseeable future is to get stronger.

"Since I was little I always liked the Yankees so signing with them was a goal of mine that I wanted to reach," Christopher Tamarez said through the help of a translator. "Obviously when I signed with them I was very happy and so was my family too."

He signed for a reported $650,000 out of the Dominican Republic back on August 17th and was widely considered one of the better athletes in this year's International free agent crop.

"My hands are my biggest asset, my hand-eye coordination," he opined, "but I need to get stronger in the legs and in my arms too so I can hit better."

At a listed 6-foot-2 and just 170 pounds [although Tamarez himself says he weighs more like 165 pounds], he has the kind of wiry frame that could stand to add some significant weight and that's been what he has been working on for the last two months.

"Overall working the whole physical aspect – legs, arms – a lot of infield throwing, that's what I've been working on," he said. "My arm has gotten stronger already."

Tamarez has already approached the likes of Anderson Feliz and Dellin Betances this Instructional League season to pick their brains about how they were so successful in adding weight and getting stronger, and like them, Tamarez wants to get seriously stronger.

"I've talked to them, yeah, and they lead by example, but they show me in the field what to do," Tamarez said. "Two hundred pounds is the [eventual] goal weight. The goal for right now is to get stronger."

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\r\n \r\n\r\n\"Since I was little I always liked the Yankees so signing with them was a goal of mine that I wanted to reach,\" Christopher Tamarez said through the help of a translator. \"Obviously when I signed with them I was very happy and so was my family too.\"
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\r\nHe signed for a reported $650,000 out of the Dominican Republic back on August 17th and was widely considered one of the better athletes in this year's International free agent crop.
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\r\n\"My hands are my biggest asset, my hand-eye coordination,\" he opined, \"but I need to get stronger in the legs and in my arms too so I can hit better.\"
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\r\nAt a listed 6-foot-2 and just 170 pounds [although Tamarez himself says he weighs more like 165 pounds], he has the kind of wiry frame that could stand to add some significant weight and that's been what he has been working on for the last two months.
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\r\n\"Overall working the whole physical aspect – legs, arms – a lot of infield throwing, that's what I've been working on,\" he said. \"My arm has gotten stronger already.\"
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\r\nTamarez has already approached the likes of Anderson Feliz and Dellin Betances this Instructional League season to pick their brains about how they were so successful in adding weight and getting stronger, and like them, Tamarez wants to get seriously stronger.
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\r\n\"I've talked to them, yeah, and they lead by example, but they show me in the field what to do,\" Tamarez said. \"Two hundred pounds is the [eventual] goal weight. The goal for right now is to get stronger.\"
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