Luis Severino — 3-0, 3.19 ERA (AAA)
This is the easy option. Yankee fans have been calling for this since the moment Nova had his first poor outing.
Luis Severino, who was destined to be an anchor of the starting staff this year, underperformed to say the least out of the gates. Combine that underperformance with injury and he found himself remaining in the minors after his rehab assignment.
However, he has used the time in the minors to his advantage. Opponents are only hitting .193 against him, his WHIP is an outstanding 1.03, and he is most importantly winning games. The winning mentality and the dominant aspect of his performance brings back shades of last year, when he got called up after going 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA for the RailRiders.
While the organization wants Severino to continue to work on his command, which plagued his early season, they will certainly roll the dice if need be.