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Scouting Yankees Prospect #5: Slade Heathcott

Heathcott just needs to stay healthy

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... Recommended Stories

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