Chad Green — 6-6, 1.54 ERA (AAA)
By far the best option the New York Yankees have to take Nova’s role as a fifth starter. Green has flown under the radar this season while putting together a brilliant campaign in the minors.
He did in fact get one spot start against the Diamondbacks earlier in the year which did not pan out to his liking. However, that has not stopped him from solidifying his case back in Scranton.
Last night he shut down an opposition over six or more innings for a second straight start. His WHIP is currently a phenomenal 0.98 and he has struck out 82 batters in 81 2/3 innings this season.
The 25-year-old leads the International League in ERA, ranks third in WHIP, and sixth in strikeouts.
If he gets the call, he will have dominated his way to the bigs. Unlike the other candidates, regardless of how he pans out, it will be an option the Yankees will not regret. They will be calling up arguably one of the best arms throughout the entire Triple-A level.