Yankees minor league playoff final: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

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Everybody Needs to Pitch In

Rounding out the Scranton pitching staff will be Nestor Cortes, Dillon Tate, and German. Tate is the Yankees fourteenth best prospect but might turn out to be the best pitcher of the group.

The Yankees are already showing how much they like German—ranked 21st—as they have recalled him for the stretch run. And maybe beyond.

And Nestor Cortes pitched across three levels in 2017 and finished with a 2.06 ERA for the year. They will all be slated for Scranton. But if six pitchers seem like one too many, remember one of them will probably earn a spot in the Yankee’ bullpen next spring.

Still, that will leave five talented arms at the Yankees’ highest level, ready to play or be traded away. That group does not seem to have a Luis Severino in it and will probably produce a starter or two, but no true ace.

The offensive players, however, might collectively be better than what we have already seen.