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Prospect Profile: Yorman Bazardo

Position: SP
Age: 21
Throws: R


Overall, Yorman Bazardo's numbers are mediocre across the board. However, his numbers are compiled from two different AA teams since he played for the Florida Marlins' AA affiliate (the Carolina Mudcats) until being sent to the Mariners along with Mike Flannery for Ron Villone. Named one of the ten best prospects in the Marlins' system by Baseball America, Bazardo had much better numbers with the Mudcats than the Missions. This could be an ominous sign, but more likely it indicates that Brazardo either got tired or struggled with the adjustment to a new organization. Either, or a combination of both, are highly plausible, especially considering he is only 21. If Bazardo has an incredible spring training, he may push for the fifth spot in the 2006 Mariners starting rotation. However, Bazardo will most likely start next year in Tacoma and by 2007 be a strong candidate for the Mariners' rotation. Though Bazardo doesn't project to be an ace, it looks like he will develop into a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter.