With Week 1 of spring training contests in the books, where do the contestants for the final two New York Yankees rotation spots currently sit?
One week of spring training action is in the books for the New York Yankees, and we got to see first-look (some even two) at all of the contestants for the final two rotation spots.
The candidates — Luis Severino, Chad Green, Luis Cessa, Bryan Mitchell and Adam Warren — have combined for an ERA of 1.50 across 18 innings of work and have struck out 12 batters compared to giving up five hits.
Those numbers are a far cry from what Yankee-land expected in 2017, which was a rotation that contained depth, but not solidity.
The candidates have instead demonstrated superb potential that, if tapped into, can turn what was the biggest question mark facing this team into a major determinant of success.
Who would get the final two spots if today was April 2, though? Elite Sports NY brings you its frontrunners in the “Clash of Hurlers” now that all of the competitors have commenced their showcase.