25-year old southpaw Dietrich Enns was thoroughly difficult to hit a year ago during his time in Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In 26 games between the two levels (22 starts), Enns posted a 14-4 record with a 1.73 ERA and racked up 124 strikeouts in 135 innings of work.
Last year at approximately this point, the Yankees got blessed that no team took him in last year’s Rule 5-Draft and after protecting him this year, Enns has a genuine possibility of making his first major league start at some point in 2017.
The numbers may speak for itself but control is a notable concern for the 25-year old kid and his stuff is the kind that customarily doesn’t translate to major league success.
His fastball sits at an insignificant 87-92 miles an hour and since his margin for error is so narrow, his career walk rate is 3.6 BB/9 which is a matter of concern moving forward.
Now, 2016 was his first full season back from Tommy John surgery and, as expected, the Yankees are going to keep a close eye on his development throughout his second season removed from operation.
Realistically, though, he’ll more than likely not make the team out of Tampa but be used to help the big league club throughout 2017.