Take a look at the second of an eight-part series covering the New York Yankees September call-ups and off-season outlook. Read part one here.
Today’s topic covers who will be called up to the big leagues on September 1st when rosters expand.
Richard Bleier: The 6’3” southpaw will be another bullpen arm for Joe Girardi to use for late game situational match-ups or mop-up purposes. In 16 games, Bleier has a 3.38 ERA for the Yankees this season. In Triple-A, Richard has been used as a starter as of late. He is 2-3 with a 3.83 ERA over ten appearances (nine starts).
Chasen Shreve: Shreve’s last appearance for New York was one to forget, but look for the lefthander to be one of the Yankees September call-ups. Since his latest demotion, Chasen has pitched 4.2 scoreless innings for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders while permitting no hits, striking out six, and walking one.
Nick Goody: In 26 relief appearances for New York, Goody has performed well enough to get the call from GM Brian Cashman in a few days. Nick has been sent up and down the entire season while continuing to excel at the Triple-A level. Since his latest demotion, he has pitched seven innings while giving up just one hit. Over that four-game span, Goody has earned a save, struck out seven, walked none and lowered his ERA to 1.69.
Bryan Mitchell: Mitchell just came off the 60-day disabled list from a toe injury that occurred back in Spring Training. Before the injury, he was all but a shoe-in for a 25 man roster spot. Although Bryan did not perform particularly well during his rehabilitation appearances, you can look for the Yankees to call on the North Carolina native at some point to make at least a couple relief appearances to begin making his case for a roster spot in 2017.
Rob Refsnyder: Refsnyder will unquestionably be a New York Yankee again on September 1st. He has raked since his last demotion. Over the past ten games, Rob has hit .447 with 17 hits; five runs scored and four runs batted in. Out of all the September call-ups, Refsnyder will impact the Yankees the greatest.