Ronald Herrera will be making his debut in the Yankees organization after the Yankees acquired him from the San Diego Padres this past offseason in exchange for Jose Pirela. At just 20-year old, Herrera will be one of the youngest players in the Eastern League in 2016 and he has already captured the attention of Manager Bobby Mitchell.
“One kid who stood out to me this spring is Herrera, who we acquired from the Padres over the winter,” said Mitchell. “He is very polished for his age; his command and the way he throws strikes is impressive.” Herrera has been heralded for his impeccable control during his young career; in four seasons spanning 415 innings, Herrera has walked just 100 batters over that span.
Erie will contest Herrera with right-hander, Tommy Collier in game 3. The 26-year old Collier made 18 Eastern League starts for the SeaWolves in 2015 and went 4-4 with a 4.40 ERA over that span. Prior to his promotion to Double-A, Collier went 3-4 with a 2.09 ERA in 8 starts for the Lakeland Flying Tigers of the Florida State League.