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Yates Thrives in New Role

You are a follower of the Blue Jays minor league system. You know all of their minor league players inside and out. When the end of July rolls around and you hear a minor league mentioned in a potential trade for a veteran you call up the radio show and complain the organization would be crazy to trade this future All-Star. You know which players are the real deal and which players are fillers for the minor league teams. Then the unexpected happens.

A player you did not expect to be a top level prospects suddenly has an outstanding season. It happens every year, and 2005 was the year for the unknowns to make themselves known in a dramatic fashion. One of the handful of minor league players that splashed on the radar in 2005 was Kyle Yates. The right-hander was a product of the 2004 draft, a draft that currently is looking to be an...

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