Who Should Get The Final Spots?
The problem with these candidates is that they all profile well as long relievers at the current stage of their major league careers.
With that considered, I’m sticking with what was originally predicted in the “Spring Training battles preview” slideshow and say Severino and Cessa, bearing any injuries, should be the frontrunners.
It’s just too unfair to give up on Severino as a starter (a young kid with a glaring issue that can certainly be fixed) and when you zero-in at the final four candidates, Cessa has the most impressive repertoire to succeed at the major league level.
Just take note that, other than the scouting reports/facts explained on each pitcher, that the final prediction is nothing written in stone. In fact, with the many questions surrounding this aspect of the New York Yankees, don’t count on anything.
Yankees’ saw 22 starts made by hurlers that weren’t even in the rotation to start the 2016 season, and expect the platoon to vary yet again.