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Know Your Prospects: Melky Mesa, OF, New York Yankees

I had to describe New York Yankee's prospect Melky Mesa in one word, it would be "polarizing."

Those that scout him have routinely and simultaneously been blown away by his explosive raw power and baffled by his superiorly under-developed and sophomoric plate discipline. To add to Mesa's mystique, he  looks like a ballplayer : at 6'1", 165 pounds, his sinewy and lanky frame is fluid in the outfield and promising in the box.

Baseball America  named him the No. 20 prospect in the South Atlantic League  for 2009 and also included him in an August 2009 Helium Watch. On Pending Pinstripes, a Yankee's minor league blog, however, Mesa didn't even break the organization's top 30 prospects .

But perhaps Mike Newman ...

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