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Examining the New York Yankees’ Minor Leagues – The Left Handed Pitchers 

by James Vlietstra

March 1, 2021


The Left Handed Pitchers:

The New York Yankees currently only have four left handed pitchers on their 40-man roster.:

Jordan Montgomery figures to be a vital part of their starting rotation.

Aroldis Chapman is the closer

Zack Britton is the team’s most reliable set up man

Justin Wilson is slated for a middle innings relief role

TJ Sikkema is the 16th best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The 22-year-old was a Yankees’ first round pick in 2019.

Tyler Lyons, 32, and Nestor Corts Jr, 26, are going to be part of the competition vying for a roster spot. They will both probably begin the year in Scranton.

Matt Krook is a 26-year-old that the Yankees claimed in the Rule 5 draft from the Tampa Bay Rays. Trevor Lane is another 26-year-old that spent 2019 in Trenton. They are the leading candidates to be assigned to AA.

The Yankees had a pair of southpaws in Tampa in 2019. JP Sears is 24 and Josh Maciejewski is 25. Hudson Valley is a logical place where they will start the 2021 campaign.

Tim Hardy pitched for Charleston in 2019. Now 24, Tampa is a lateral move but his likely landing spot. Sikkema seems likely to join Hardy after pitching in Staten Island in 2019.

Here’s some more left handed pitchers from the Yankees organization:

Matt Minnick, 24 GCL

Ken Waldichuk, 23 Pulaski

Ben Keizer, 23 2020 post draft signing

Jake Agnos, 22 SI

Ryan Anderson, 22 Pulaski

Edgar Barclay, 22 GCL

Alfredo Garcia, 21 SI

Clay Aguilar, 21 2020 post draft signing

Geremias Peguero, 21 GCL

Brandon Sanchez, 21 GCL

Deivi Diaz, 21 GCL

Miguel Vargas, 19 DSL

Miguel Pozo, 2019 IFA

Luis Urbano, 2019 IFA


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