New York Yankees Editorial: The Five Prospects Who Improved the Yankees Farm System

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1. Luis Severino

Severino is the Yankees best pitching prospect. Scouts rave about his poise and his tremendous upside. Scouts believe he can be a number 2 starter in a rotation, and at worst, a number 3 starter.

"‘He has as easy a 95-97 [mph] fastball as you will ever see,’ a scout said. ‘His off speed stuff needs more consistency, but it is in there and he is still just 21. He’s got No. 2 upside and should at least be a quality No. 3 starter. Hands down the best starter in the system.’ ‘I love the stuff, the poise, the feel for pitching and the ability to throw down in the zone,’ another scout said.’ There is zero doubt he is better than guys who are in the [Yankees] rotation now.’"

Luis Severino has developed, and is starting to push to make it on the major league roster. Currently, Severino is playing for Triple A Scranton, and has looked very good. If the Yankees deal with some starting pitching injury, Severino will get a good look to start a couple of games for the Yankees this year.