Yankees Player Profile: Nick Rumbelow


The Yankees have a ton of power bullpen arms all over the system. From the left side we all know about the arms. From the right side one name you need to watch this season is Nick Rumbelow. If the Yankees ever need to get another arm from the right side, Rumbelow could get the call.

The 23 year old right-hander was picked in the seventh round of the 2013 draft by the Yankees out of LSU. That draft landed the Yankees other right-handed relievers Branden Pinder and Mark Montgomery, along with prospects Gregory Bird and Jake Cave.

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Rumbelow posted solid numbers for Staten Island in 2013 then had a meteoric rise from Charleston all the way to AAA Scranton.

Rumbelow pitched in eight games in Charleston and didn’t give up a run, and struck out 18 in nine innings.

Off to high-A Tampa, where he went 5-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 19 games. In 26 innings, he struck out 29 and only walked eight.

Rumbelow pitched his next seven games in AA Trenton with 15 strikeouts in seven innings.

He reached AAA and struggled. He gave up 17 hits in 15.1 innings and gave up seven runs, though he did strike out 19.

All in all, in 58 innings, he only gave up 48 hits and struck out 81, while only walking 18 and recording a 1.08 WHIP.

Rumbelow is a crossover guy. The most lefties hit off of him at any level is .200, so you don’t need to go to a lefty to replace him.

Rumbelow has some issues with walks, and if he can figure those out, he’ll be an even better option coming out of the bullpen. The Yankees love power arms, with big strikeout numbers and Rumbelow fits that profile.

My prediction is you will see him at one point or another, you will see him in the Bronx. Keep an eye on his spring training performance.

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