The Book on Preston Claiborne
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Preston Claiborne / RHP, NYY
Los Angeles, CA, USA
378 | 4/29/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (12/6/2013): #379
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Total professional at-bats: .
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The Yankees' 17th round selection in 2010, Preston Claiborne is a relief prospect who can also mix a quality change in with the usual fastball and slider. Nicknamed Joba Jr. thanks to his resemblance to you-know-who, Claiborne has been on a steady rise through the minors, spending all of 2012 in AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre, where he posted a nifty 1.29 WHIP in 33 innings of work. Though he lacks real closer stuff, he's still a solid, unspectacular grinder who could do a good job in the middle-to-late innings.
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News and Notes
7/24/2013 by KDaddy
Yankee pitcher Preston Claiborne is being cited today as a possible return for the Cubs, should the team choose to dump Alfonso Soriano's salary onto New York. Other candidates include Chase Whitley, Dellin Betances and Shawn Kelley.