Sunday, June 28, 2015

What Other Prospects Will Debut in 2015?

The 2015 season can easily be described as the year of the prospect as many of the best and top prospects across the league have made their major league debuts this season. While New York has not called up a prospect that could come close to the hype that surrounds Byron Buxton, Kris Bryant and others the team has called up many of their own prospects and plugged them into key spots and situations. The impressive list of players that the Yankees have called up include 2014 MLB Draft top pick Jacob Lindgren, outfielders Slade Heathcott, Mason Williams and Ramon Flores and a plethora of pitchers including Danny Burawa, Nick Rumbelow, Branden Pinder, Diego Moreno, Jose De Paula, Bryan Mitchell, Jose Ramirez and a slew of others. What other prospects could the Yankees call up in 2015?

If the revolving door surround the Yankees bullpen continues to swing open and closed the team may eventually call up Nick Goody. Goody is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery and is the next in line to be called up to Triple-A before the All-Star Game setting him up for a potential call up to the Bronx. The team may also decide to call up their top prospect Luis Severino in your typical "keeping up with the Jones's" type move to get his feet wet and plug him into the bullpen to limit his innings on his arm going forward. There are other bullpen options including Tyler Webb, James Pazos and reunions with Joel De La Cruz and Jose Ramirez if need be giving Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi plenty of options to build a bullpen on the fly.

Stephen Drew sucks, if you follow us on Twitter you know that I feel that because I say it at least once in every single game. While the Yankees top second baseman prospect Robert Refsnyder is not exactly tearing it up on the offensive side of the ball I truly believe a lot of that has to do with how the Yankees like to "over-groom" their players and leave them in the minor leagues for too long. Refsnyder seems bored and unchallenged in Triple-A and a call up to the major leagues could wake him up and re-energize him both offensively and defensively. The infield is actually the least of the Yankees worries for once which is great since the team lacks upper level infield options once again in 2015.

Finally if the Yankees need to upgrade their starting pitching a bit the team can always call up left hander Miguel Sulbaran who was acquired in the deal that sent Eduardo Nunez to the Minnesota Twins. Sulbaran has made it all the way to Triple-A in his minor league career. Joining Sulbaran in the "solid but not top prospect" category is Brady Lail, Jaron Long and possibly Eric Ruth who are both enjoying stellar breakout seasons in the upper levels of the Yankees farm system.

Trades are going to happen over the next month or more so a lot can change between now and then but if the Yankees needed a call up at any of these top positions today these men would likely lead the charge.


  1. I think we could end up seeing Tyler Austin as well. He's at AAA and is already on the 40 man roster.

  2. THE C C Sabathia ? Keep scratching your head. I'm stumped.
    There may not be one.

    I've spent too much time trying to figure out the end game with Sabathia. Nothing will change.

    Not even for those, that mention sending him to the bullpen.....He takes too long to warm up, and to bring him back a second day ?.....Unknown, uncharted waters.

    He's not just a pitcher now.....he's in with the in crowd, Mgr Girardi, and the high end boys.
    I loved the way they had to hold Sabathia back, after that Houston pitcher threw at A-Rod.
    He was ready to mix it up. Not the first time this year, either. That's special to a team.

    Unless they release him, he will live on the dugout railing. Eating sunflower seeds, and spitting.

    Bottom line, cow girls.....Down the stretch, the last 70+ games, do you hand the ball
    to a guy with an ERA of almost 6.00...every fifth day ?
    Is this the guy you want pitching with the game on the line ? Not patrick.

    That will happen unless this is clarified. I can't figure it out. I'd rather drink Coors, and smile.
    The post season may hinge on just one, or two games.
    Lighting candles in church will not solve this.


Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)