Evaluating the New York Yankees Current 2017 Rotation Options

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The New York Yankees have a number of decisions to make this offseason and in the spring regarding their 2017 starting rotation.

While the New York Yankees have no shortage of starting options to sort through for next year, few, if any, of them come without question marks. The rotation was seen as a major strength of the club entering 2016, but a number of disappointing performances and injuries have left the Yankees scrambling to find pitchers to take the ball in September.

The loss of Nathan Eovaldi was particularly devastating despite his uneven performance on the year. The 26-year-old flame-throwing righty always seemed like he was just a mechanical tweak away from emerging as the number-two starter the Yankees sorely need, but following TJ surgery, his time in pinstripes has likely come to an end.

The team has been auditioning several rookie starters down the stretch with mixed results. None are sure things going into next year, and the same goes for the organization’s top pitching prospects climbing the minor league ladder.

Even before making any moves this winter, New York has eight viable big league starters on the 40-man, with three or four other strong options in the upper-minors who should get a look at some point next year. Let’s take a look at the team’s options one at a time. First up, the incumbents.

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