New York Yankees pitching prospect, James Kaprielian, looked healthy and pitched relatively well in his second start in the Arizona Fall League.
In three innings of work, the right-hander threw 61 pitches (32 strikes) and yielded three runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out three.
Most of the damage came in the second after Miguel Andujar committed a throwing error to put Yairo Munoz on with two outs. Kaprielian then threw six straight balls before allowing a two-run double to Franklin Barreto.
The 22-year old bounced back after falling behind the next batter (Greg Allen) 3-0 and struck him out to retire the side. Kaprielian sent the Solar Sox down 1-2-3 in the third to put a cap on his outing.
Through his first two starts, New York’s first-round pick of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft owns a 1.50 ERA following a 2016 regular season that was cut short due to an elbow flexor strain.
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