Five Yankees Prospects Who Can Contribute in September

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Dietrich Enns

I’ll preface this by saying that the Yankees need to find legitimate starting arms for next year and the fact of the matter is that they may not come from free agency. At this point at least, the best starting pitchers on the market are Andrew Cashner and Jeremy Hellickson. Rather than overspending on a back-end starting, the Yankees should choose to promote from within.

One player that could potentially pitch in the big leagues is Enns. Drafted in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB Draft, Enns’ development has been very impressive. He’s had an ERA over 2.94 just once. As a whole in the organization, he’s had an ERA of 1.81 while pitching over 337 innings.

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He doesn’t particularly do anything special, but he’s a lefty pitcher who can manufacture outs using his intelligence. He’s a little erratic and he doesn’t really have a go-to pitch, but the Yankees could benefit from bringing up a guy in the minors to the big leagues. As I said with Bleier in the last slide,  Enns is a guy that may have the opportunity to start in September for the coaching staff to evaluate him and see if he has staying power going into next season.