Friday, August 19, 2016

Predicting the 2016 Yankees September Call Ups

The New York Yankees youth movement is in full swing with Aaron Judge taking over the right field duties, Tyler Austin getting the bulk of the work at first base and Gary Sanchez catching behind the plate and frankly it’s a sight for sore eyes. The Yankees have needed such a youth movement for many years now and I am glad the team has finally committed to doing it and for this season I am more excited than ever for the calendar to turn to September so we can get some September call ups and reinforcements from the minor leagues. Who will those reinforcements be? One can only guess and speculate at this point and that is exactly what I’ll try to do for you on this Friday morning.

Let’s start with the easy ones, the players currently on the 40 man roster that have already had their minor league option used for the 2016 season.

INF/OF Robert Refsnyder
OF Ben Gamel
RHP Ben Heller
LHP Chasen Shreve/ RHP Kirby Yates (whichever is down in Triple-A at the time)
LHP James Pazos
RHP Luis Cessa (if he’s sent back down between then and now)
RHP Johnny Barbato
LHP Richard Bleier
RHP Nick Goody
OF Mason Williams
RHP Bryan Mitchell

The 40 man roster the crunch is real. The roster does have one free spot though and has some flexibility if the Yankees were to 60-Day DL Jacob Lindgren, Nathan Eovaldi or Nick Goody while designating Richard Bleier, Anthony Swarzak, Blake Parker, J.R Graham or Tommy Layne to name a few for assignment. The Yankees could get creative and bring up a few others but that’s purely speculatuion at this point. The future finally looks bright in New York and we can get a true glimpse of that come this September. Two more weeks!

Did I omit someone? Am I crazy for including another? Leave it below in the comments section or tweet us your thoughts and responses @GreedyStripes. 

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