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