Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meet a Prospect: Nick Rumbelow

Nick Rumbelow was called up to the New York Yankees this week as a part of the daily roster shuffle that GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi are orchestrating this month. Rumbelow is a product of the Yankees farm system after being drafted by the team in the 7th round of the 2013 MLB First Year Players Draft and has skyrocketed through the system since as he reached the major leagues in right at two calendar years. Rumbelow was drafted out of LSU as a relief pitcher and has brought that trade to the Bronx, but not before we introduce you to him here this morning on the blog.

Nicholas Bruno Rumbelow was born on September 6, 1991 in Bullard, Texas before being drafted by the Yankees out of Louisiana State University. Rumbelow was the set-up man at LSU and not the closer do to issues with his command but those issues could not be seen when he made his professional debut with the Staten Island Yankees in 2013. Rumbelow pitched to a 0.739 WHIP and a 2.35 ERA in 19 games while dropping his BB/9 ratio to 2.0 down from 4.1 in his final season in college.

Rumbelow flew three the system in his first full season in 2014 making four stops in the Yankees farm system including Charleston, Tampa, Trenton and Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Combined in 2014 Rumbelow pitched to a 2.64 ERA combined across all four stops in 58.0 innings pitched while posting a 1.086 WHIP with 81 K's and just 18 walks. Rumbelow was officially on the map and on the Yankees radar.

2015 has been more of the same for Rumbelow as he has pitched to a 3.31 ERA in 35.1 innings while posting a 1.019 WHIP with 41 K's and 7 BB's. Rumbelow will now look to bring these talents and that plus fastball to the Bronx to blow away some Philadelphia Phillies, some Houston Astros and hopefully the rest of the league while taking it by storm.

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