Yankees 40 Man Roster Trade Value: 35-31

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Jun 4, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Jose Ramirez (63) pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. The Athletics defeated the Yankees 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

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35: P Jose Ramirez

Ramirez had a cup of coffee last season and showed some power stuff, striking out 10 in 10 innings. However, he walked seven and gave up 11 hits during those frames.

Ramirez was a starter, but suffered many injuries and struggled with that. He was converted to a reliever last season, because of his injuries. Ramirez pitched very well in AAA, came up to the majors, then got a lat injury and missed more time.

Ramirez has been ranked as having the best fastball and changeup in the Yankees system. If he truly does, that could be a powerful right-handed weapon out of the bullpen.

Ramirez just turned 25 this past January. If he can stay healthy at all, he could steal a roster spot and (fingers crossed) turn into another Dellin Betances. A starter with issues who turns into an effective weapon out of the bullpen.

If the Yankees didn’t have so many bullpen arms, he might have a better shot of making the club at the beginning of the year. Like Chris Martin, Ramirez may be stuck on that shuttle between the Bronx and Scranton.