The Yankees have their 2017 rotation again for 2018, however they’re nonetheless trying so as to add one other starter to the combo. They have been most strongly related to Gerrit Cole — and have been speaking commerce with the Pirates — whereas different names which have surfaced embody Michael Fulmer, Chris Archer, Patrick Corbin and Danny Duffy.
On Monday, the Bombers formally introduced CC Sabathia’s one-year, $10 million deal. Sabathia can be again alongside Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Sonny Grey and Jordan Montgomery.
This is a take a look at the prospect pool for a possible deal:
Who they may commerce
The 23-year-old outfielder did bust out his “legendary” bat pace at occasions final season, amassing 17 extra-base hits in 39 video games. Granted, 32 % of his at-bats led to a strikeout. Frazier has lots of potential, however he is at present blocked within the Bronx, with Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Choose, Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury already on the roster.
The 23-year-old righty has gained within the minors, going 13-1 in 2016 and 15-5 in 2017. Nonetheless, scouts wonder if he generally is a starter within the majors, on condition that he is struggled with a changeup to enhance his fastball-breaking ball combo.
The 22-year-old third baseman, who turns 23 in March, is one other prospect with nice potential who will compete for the on a regular basis job on the scorching nook for the Bombers if he is not dealt. Andujar’s bat has been forward of his glove, although the staff favored how his protection improved all through final season. A-Rod was amongst those who had been excessive on Andujar final spring.
Who they would not commerce
The 21-year-old infielder is taken into account the second-best prospect in all of baseball now that Shohei Otani has arrived from Japan. Nonetheless, just about everybody you discuss to thinks Torres, who can be coming off Tommy John surgical procedure on his left elbow, has star potential. One evaluator thought Torres, who displayed sturdy skill to hit to the alternative area, may undertaking as a .280-20-90 hitter over a full season. With a powerful spring, Torres may open because the staff’s beginning second or third baseman in 2018. And given the arrival of Stanton, Torres will not must be an offensive savior by any means.
The 20-year-old heart fielder has super upside, and will change into a five-tool expertise at some point together with his combo of pace and energy. ESPN’s Keith Regulation did observe again in October that Florial had bother with off-speed pitching through the Arionza Fall League, however he is nonetheless early in his growth, and could also be round two years away from reaching the majors.
The 21-year-old lefty tasks as a possible No. 2 or No. three starter with three plus pitches, although he nonetheless could also be a yr away from being a contributor within the huge leagues. Regulation famous Sheffield’s fastball was within the mid-90s through the Fall League.