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Pinstriped Profile: 14th Round Pick – Harold Cortijo

Harold Cortijo

The Yankees have selected Right handed pitcher Harold Cortijo out of Riverdale Baptist High School in the 14th round. The 19 year old righty is 6’2″, 180 pounds; he is also a right handed batter. As a member of the Varisty squad, Cortijo posted excellent stats on both sides of the ball. Harold played a total of 68 games as a member of the varsity team, it was here that he absolutely dominated on the mound; going 19-1 with a 1.20 ERA. According to maxpreps.com

Cortijo had 23 starts on 27 appearances during his time with the varsity squad as a pitcher. Harold proved himself to be a fine asset through and through, as he struck out 156 batters while only walking 50. Cortijo only let opposing hitters top off at a collective BA of .156 as well, according to maxpreps.com

Harold Cortijo isn’t just coming to the Yankees as a singular weapon, though. The 14th round draft pick also bolstered some great numbers on offense during his time on the varsity team at Riverdale. Harold managed to bat in a big average of .534 on 206 at bats. Cortijo managed to have 110 hits, 73 RBI’s, and 7 home runs in his 68 games with the varsity squad, according to maxpreps.com. For the Yankees, this young pick could prove to be a great threat offensively and defensively. It’ll be interesting to see how the start of his career pans out.

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