Yankees 40 Man Roster Trade Value: 35-31

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Mar 3, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (76) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

32. P Danny Burawa

31. P Branden Pinder

Pinder and Burawa both find themselves in the same boat, due to their youth and the fact they were just added to the 40-man roster. If I had to guess, even though Burawa was in AAA for most of last season, Pinder may be closer to big league ready because of one factor; control.

Burawa went 3-1 but with a 5.95 ERA. He gave up 47 hits and walked 26 in 42.1 innings. Not good. He struck out 55 in those 42 innings which is good. He also battled injuries and a demotion to AA, which seemed to help him. Burawa may have the best stuff of any young arm the Yankees have out of the bullpen.

The 26 year old Pinder dominated in AA and struggled a little bit once he got to AAA as many pitchers will. They have to make the adjustment. Pinder gave up seven runs in 17 AAA innings, which is too high. Overall, he struck out 37 in 39 innings.

Both could find their way to the bullpen at one point or another this season. If Burawa outduels Pinder, he could find himself ahead next year, but right now, Pinder may the guy who’s closer to the show.

Next time 30-26