Yankees: 3 Surprises From 60-Man Player Pool Reveal
1. We’ve Got Every Top Prospect Pitcher You Can Imagine
Think we have enough pitching? With the MLB roster already stacked, the 60-man player pool opened up even more of an opportunity for the Yankees to flash their strength in this department. We’ve got top prospects Michael King, Clarke Schmidt, Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, Albert Abreu, Brooks Kriske, Nick Nelson, Alexander Vizcaino, Daniel Alvarez and Miguel Yajure. Adonis Rosa is on there too, which left fans a bit upset about the omission of Roansy Contreras, but you can’t win ’em all. There’s a plethora of talent on here with some of these guys skipping multiple levels to potentially make their MLB debuts this year. For guys like King, Schmidt, Garcia, Gil and Abreu, Bombers fans want to see what they’re made of against top talent to determine if they’ll be the future of the rotation. Will we see them all? Most definitely not. But hopefully some will get to toe the rubber and keep the veteran relievers even more fresh for the extended postseason, if that’s part of the team’s plan. After all, we don’t know what to expect from Domingo German upon his return from suspension; Luis Severino is done for the year; and Jordan Montgomery is coming back from Tommy John. Cashman could make moves at the trade deadline to fortify this unit (and he probably will), but it’d be encouraging to get these guys some reps and not have them lose an entire year of development.