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Scouting Yankees Prospect #11: Nik Turley

Turley's stuff got better last season

The Yankees drafted left-handed pitcher Nik Turley in the 50th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Harvard-Westlake High School in California. Always considered a better prospect than his late-round selection, he had been putting up very good numbers for a few seasons but broke out in 2012 in a big way when he finally saw an uptick in his stuff.

Vital Statistics: Name: Nik Turley Position: Pitcher DOB: September 11, 1989 Height: 6'6" Weight: 215 Bats: Left Throws: Left He went 9-5 with a 2.89 ERA for the high-A Tampa Yankees in 2012 and struck out 116 batters in 112 innings before earning a late-season promotion to Double-A Trenton. "I feel like it went real well," Turley said of his 2012 campaign. "I had a good time, it was fun...

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