Potential Replacements For Chad Green In New York Yankees’ Rotation

Jordan Montgomery

This may be a long shot since this 23-year old is not on the 40-man roster as we speak but Jordan Montgomery turned into an incredibly promising arm in the Yankees’ farm this season.

After going 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 19 starts for the Trenton Thunder (AA), the lefty out of South Carolina has maintained a 0.97 ERA with 37 strikeouts in as many innings in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He has flown under the radar, as the monstrous 6’6″ starter is ranked as the 20th prospect in the system and only the eighth-best pitcher in the farm despite his massive improvements since joining professional baseball.

According to MLB Pipeline, he is the most major league ready out of any pitcher among the top-20 with little to no injury concern (like James Kaprielian has).

There is one major roadblock other than the 40-man issue.

Jordan has hurled 139.1 innings in 2016 which is already above his career-high of 134.1 innings pitched in 2015, so the chances he makes it to “the show” at the same time his readiness says it will (2017) seems more likely.

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