New York Yankees Editorial: Why Yesterday Is Only The Beginning


For years, New York Yankees fans have been clamoring for some new players to come up and help the team. Let’s play a game. Let’s take a look at all of the Yankees who have made their major league debut with the team since 2009.

2009: Mark Melancon, Mike Dunn, Anthony Claggett, Ramiro Pena

2010: Kevin Russo, Ivan Nova, Eduardo Nunez, Colin Curtis, Chad Huffman

2011: Kevin Whelan, Amauri Sanit, Austin Romine, Lance Pendleton, Hector Noesi, Jesus Montero, Brandon Laird, George Kontos, Andrew Brackman, Dellin Betances, Steve Garrison

2012: Adam Warren, David Phelps, D.J. Mitchell, Melky Mesa

2013: Vidal Nuno, John Ryan Murphy, Corban Joseph, Brett Marshall, David Adams, Preston Claiborne, Cesar Cabral

2014: Chase Whitley, Masahiro Tanaka, Zelous Wheeler, Yangervis Solarte, Jose Ramirez, Bryan Mitchell, Jose Pirela, Dean Anna, Shane Greene

Are there some useful players on there? Absolutely. (I’m not counting Tanaka they bought him as a free agent) Betances is pretty darn good. Montero was traded for Michael Pineda. Solarte netted Chase Headley. Greene netted…..let me quit while I’m ahead. 

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There’s been a lack of position players, although they have done a good job at developing relievers.

Yesterday we got a first look at what could be the Yankees future. Slade Heathcott hit his first homer and Jacob Lindgren made his major league debut.

There’s more to come too. Rob Refsnyder could be up here at some point. We all know about the prospects in AA they have and the international spending spree they went on. They also have two picks in the top 30 where they can add more to their system.

There should be more impressive names who made their debuts than the ones I listed above. While the team has had their issues, it’s been nice to see them dipping into the system to help make improvements.

The future should be bright, hopefully it’s present can continued to be helped by its future.

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