The Yankees had two players in the All-Star Game Tuesday night, but the minor league teams made some noise too.
Severino has been the Yankees’ best pitching prospect this season. He has dominated at both levels of Single-A. In his 14 starts for Charleston, he pitched to a 2.79 ERA and struck out 70 batters in 67 2/3 innings. He walked only 15 and gave up two home runs. Since being promoted to Tampa, his ERA in four starts is 1.31. He’s struck out 28 in twenty and 20 2/3 innings. His quick rise from Low-A to High-A, and now to Double-A, shows the kind of potential he has. He has shown he is a player to keep an eye on, one that Yankee fans could see sooner than later. His first start for Double-A will be Saturday against the Binghamton Mets.
Cave was profiled earlier this season as a player to keep an eye on. He has excelled in Tampa this season, hitting .304, with 3 homers and 24 RBI, hitting primarily lead-off or second. Cave may need to spend some time in Double-A to work on his plate discipline, but at 21, he is a young player with a lot of promise.
Jacob Lindgren, the Yankees’ second round pick this year, has also been promoted. He will join the Tampa Yankees. In four appearances, he youngster have thrown five innings and struck out four. His ERA is 1.80.