Sunday, June 21, 2015

Weekly Check In: Luis Severino

The New York Yankees top prospect Luis Severino now has four starts under his belt in Triple-A as he looks to be on the fast track to the Major Leagues. I was reading River Ave Blues the other day and like he has an uncanny ability to do Mike Axisa took the words directly out of my mouth. Axisa stated that the team needed to have Severino follow the same line to the major leagues that Friday night's starter Adam Warren took to the majors and the idea is brilliant.

Warren, like many of the Yankees starters that have come through their system and reached the majors, was a starter in the minor leagues only to crack the Bronx as a member of the bullpen. This allows New York to bring their players along slowly while limiting innings but still giving pitchers like Warren, David Phelps, Joba Chamberlain and maybe Severino the chance to get their feet wet in the Bronx.

It could work and I think it will happen. Severino has not seemed challenged at any level of the minor leagues in his short career including Triple-A with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and may ultimately force the Yankees hand to call him up sometime after the All Star break.


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