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Corey Kluber is the ace the Yankees need

Corey Kluber is the difference maker and impact arm the Yankees need atop their rotation.  In 2017 and 2018, Yankee fans wished ace-like status on Luis Severino, but his inconsistencies have left him just short of owning the name.  Kluber, 32, has been the definition of consistent for the Cleveland Indians, winning 18+ games four out of the last five years and winning 20 games in 2018 for the first time in his career. Kluber has posted an ERA below 3.50 every season since 2014, and has struck out at least 220 hitters in the same span. Kluber keeps getting better, and is not showing any signs of regression. Kluber is an ace, the ace the Yankees need.

Yankees Top Prospect Luis Severino to be Called Up

After not acquiring a pitcher at the trade deadline, the Yankees made a move internally as the team announced their top prospect Luis Severino would be called up. Severino’s debut has been highly anticipated as he’s quickly risen to the no. 16 prospect in the game according to MLB.com.

Severino has mowed down hitters at every level in the minor leagues. After going 6-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 2014 across single-A and double-A, Severino has been even better in 2015. Severino has gone 9-2 with an ERA of 2.45 in double-A Trenton and triple-A Scranton combined.

Since being called up to triple-A, Severino has gone 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA with the RailRiders with 50 strikeouts and 17 walks in 61.1 innings pitched. His WHIP is a miniscule 0.93 and he hasn’t allowed a home run in triple-A.

Severino is just the first of a swarm of prospects that are making their way to the Bronx this year. We’ve already seen the bullpen and outfield revolving door that has allowed quite a few prospects to enjoy a brief stay in the Bronx. Aaron Judge may be a September call-up as the team’s no. 2 overall prospect and Rob Refsnyder will likely be called back up in the near future.

This is an exciting time for the New York Yankees as they appear to be playing for the future! Stay tuned for more call-ups!

Article by: Chad Raines
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