Thursday, August 13, 2015

Yankees September Call Up Predictions

I woke up this morning in a prospects kind of mood for some odd reason. Maybe it’s because I’m getting frustrated watching the likes of Stephen Drew and Brendan Ryan struggle offensively while far superior hitters waste away in the minor leagues. Or maybe it’s just because I get more excited about the future for Aaron Judge in Yankees pinstripes with every home run that he hits. Either way we are a shade over two weeks away from the calendar changing from August to September which means we’re a month away from potential September call ups. I know it’s early, and I’m likely to revise this before September rolls around at least once or twice, but I figured I’d take a shot at predicting the September call ups for the New York Yankees in this 2015 season. 


Aaron Judge
Slade Heathcott


Robert Refsnyder
Jose Pirela
Cole Figueroa


Gary Sanchez


Branden Pinder
Nick Rumbelow
Caleb Cotham
Nick Goody
Jacob Lindgren (assuming health)
Chris Martin
Diego Moreno (assuming health)

As you can see I didn’t go out on a limb much at all with many of these picks. The Yankees have shown in years past that they are plain ole’ unwilling to add a man to the 40 man roster simply to be a September call up. That is the main reason guys like Greg Bird are not on the list and why a plethora of middle relief pitchers are. I added Judge because I could see him as the only Yankees prospect to not be on the 40 man roster now but added for September. His bat is looking better and better each day in Scranton while the Yankees need for offense in the Bronx increases as well.

The pitching side of things is a mess, two or three of the guys on the list could be in the majors by tomorrow or even by the time this post comes out. The revolving door in the Yankees bullpen has been difficult to keep up with this season but this is as it stands at the time of this writing. Did I snub or miss anyone? Disagree with the list? Leave a comment in the comments section. 

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