3 Yankees non-roster spring training invitees who will make MLB by end of 2024

HINT: Two of them share the same name.
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Will Warren

Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake has made it as plain as day that righty Will Warren will get an extended look this spring in the race for the No. 6 starter/bullpen hybrid role at the big-league level, and we should probably believe him.

While Chase Hampton slightly outranks him in most prospect assessments and Luis Gil has more name recognition because of his big-league cameo, it seems likely that Warren is the most MLB-ready of the potential inning-erasers, and could be poised to walk in Michael King's/Jhony Brito's footsteps. If we're being honest with ourselves -- and I always hope that we are! -- he makes far more sense in that multi-inning bullpen role than Jonathan Loaisiga, and could be a full-fledged member of the rotation by the end of the season/in years to come, depending on how much the team believes in Clarke Schmidt's future.

Hampton might be "mini Cole," but Warren seems likely to be the Next Wesneski who wows at camp with a bender that makes fans wonder how any hitter could square it up. Just bring in Corey Kluber in a mentorship role, and the team could really be in business.

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