Yankees Editorial: Yankees Trade Value 40-36

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Jun 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Martin (47) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 12-7. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

37. RHP Chris Martin

No this isn’t a power ranking of current rock band singers. (I made the obligatory Coldplay joke let’s move on now okay?) Martin was acquired for cash from the Colorado Rockies this off-season as another power right-handed arm. I think Brian Cashman realizes the Yankees rotation may not do much this season and he may have to shuttle arms in and out of the front end of the bullpen.

The thing that the Yankees like out of the bullpen is K/9 average. In the minors last season, Martin had a 12.2 K/9 average. In his 16 games in the big leagues, it dropped to 8 per nine, but it was his first time in the bigs. Sometimes you need to adjust.

Martin averaged 94 on his fastball while in the show last year. He’s 28, but he hadn’t pitched for a while before coming back to the Red Sox, before being dealt to Colorado.

He’s got options and a good arm, but he’s going to be riding the shuttle between Scranton and the Bronx. All teams have that kind of guy.