Here’s how Jorge DePaula has started out this winter in Liga de Beisbol Dominicano – 21 games (20 starts) with 116 IP and an ERA of 4.58.
More importantly, his H+BB/IP ratio is 1.29 and he has 90 Ks in those 116 IP.
DePaula will only be 27-years-old next season – which just a year older than Chien-Ming Wang. It will be almost a full two years on Opening Day 2006 since Jorge had his “Tommy John Surgery.”
Just watch, he’s going to be a contributor to the Yankees staff next year – in some way – before the season is over.