Q&A with Anderson Felix

The Yankees signed some intriguing position prospects last week on July 2nd Signing Day, including switch-hitting shortstop Anderson Felix from the Dominican Republic. We sat down with Felix for a quick Q&A session to find out why he chose the Yankees, to give us a scouting report on himself, who he would compare his game to at the big league level style-wise, and more.

[This interview was made possible with the help of a translator]

PinstripesPlus.com: When you were considering which team to sign with, why did you ultimately decide to go with the Yankees?

Anderson Felix: They're always the best team and they have been my favorite team all of my life. It also seemed like I was playing my best during the showcases when the Yankees were around.

PinstripesPlus.com: Give us a scouting report on yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Felix: My best tool is my hitting and the thing I want to improve the most is my defense. I need better foot coordination, better footwork. I can hit for average, line drives, and hit for power.

PinstripesPlus.com: To give our readers an idea of what your game is like, who would you compare your style to at the big league level, and why?

Felix: Hanley Ramirez is a great offensive player and I'm a very good offensive player too. His defense isn't the greatest and I too need to work on my defense. I think I'm going to be like him offensively, hit for average, power, and I have some speed.

PinstripesPlus.com: Now that you've signed with the Yankees, what are looking to improve the most as you begin your professional careeer?

Felix: I need to work more on catching the ball. I've got the necessary range and a good arm, but being more consistent catching the ball is the thing I need to work on the most.

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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: When you were considering which team to sign with, why did you ultimately decide to go with the Yankees?
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\r\nAnderson Felix: They're always the best team and they have been my favorite team all of my life. It also seemed like I was playing my best during the showcases when the Yankees were around.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Give us a scouting report on yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
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\r\nFelix: My best tool is my hitting and the thing I want to improve the most is my defense. I need better foot coordination, better footwork. I can hit for average, line drives, and hit for power.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: To give our readers an idea of what your game is like, who would you compare your style to at the big league level, and why?
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\r\nFelix: Hanley Ramirez is a great offensive player and I'm a very good offensive player too. His defense isn't the greatest and I too need to work on my defense. I think I'm going to be like him offensively, hit for average, power, and I have some speed.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Now that you've signed with the Yankees, what are looking to improve the most as you begin your professional careeer?
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\r\nFelix: I need to work more on catching the ball. I've got the necessary range and a good arm, but being more consistent catching the ball is the thing I need to work on the most.
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