Checking in on 3 pitchers Yankees traded away in 2022: Who's heating up?

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Hayden Wesneski, RHP, Chicago Cubs

Wesneski is by far the pitcher the Yankees miss most (so far); his bulldog attitude and ability to shrug off failures and keep pounding could certainly keep his season from snowballing.

Not coincidentally, the right-hander got off the mat after being smacked around by the Seattle Mariners (1.1 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs, 2 earned, 4 walks, 0 strikeouts), watched his team somehow come back to win that game, and returned with a vengeance for his next outing (which, we're legally required to mention, came against the tanking Oakland A's).

Wesneski fired back on Tuesday night with seven five-hit innings, complete with seven strikeouts and no walks. At his best, he attacks the zone with mid-90s fastballs, allowing his devastating breaker to really shine. Mentality-wise, he seemed like a perfect fit for the Bronx. Any early-season struggles already feel 60 miles in the rear view mirror. Would've been nice to have right about now.