Five Yankees Prospects Who Can Contribute in September
By Ryan Ratty
After the Yankees traded away Miller and Chapman and replaced them with Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard, the bullpen still was quite good. However, that thought went quickly out the window when the Yankees lost all of their momentum after blowing a 6-0 lead against the Toronto Blue Jays just a few days ago.
At the beginning of the year, Mitchell looked like a lock to be in the bullpen. However, a fluky foot injury kept him off the roster. In terms of his talent, Mitchell is definitely worthy of being on the MLB roster. But the problem is that the injuries are limiting his talent.
At 6’3″, 215 pounds, Mitchell is a taller pitcher that uses his size to throw a devastating, upwards of 95 miles per hour fastball. He also can mix in a curveball that clocks in around the low 80’s as his strikeout pitch. Unfortunately, Mitchell is more of a two-fold pitcher that relies upon his fastball and curveball, whereas his changeup still needs a ton of refinement.
Options like Anthony Swarzak and Blake Parker aren’t particularly spectacular. And if Mitchell can stay away from injury, he could be a mainstay in the Yankees’ pen a la Scott Proctor-esque.
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