The Yankees have gotten a very inconsistant bullpen this year, take a look at some of the main culprits.
Joba Chamberlain – 5.52 ERA
Chad Gaudin – 6.89 ERA
David Robertson – 5.48 ERA
Chan Ho Park – 6.86 ERA
It is obvious that the bullpen is the Yankees weakest spot on the team and that has to improve if they plan on going any where this October.
I realize that Sergio Mitre and Alfredo Aceves have missed time but even they could not solve all the Yankees pitching problems, and we don’t know when they will return.
So I have gathered a small list of pitchers from the farm system that could make an immediate impact for the Yankees out of the bullpen.
Jonathan Albaladejo is a pitcher who has seen his fair share of struggles in New York, but has been lights out this season at AAA Scranton Wilkes Barre, racking up 23 saves, while posting an impressive 1.31 ERA, he has also struck out 45 and walked only 12.
In my opinion, he has earned another shot at the big leagues.
Royce Ring has also seen time in the majors, making appearances with the Mets, Padres, and Braves.
The 29 year old lefty has also posted great numbers this year at AAA, with a 1.48 ERA in 24 innings, holding opposing hitters to a .174 batting average.
The only problem might be that the Yankees already have two lefties in the bullpen right now.
Ivan Nova made his Major League debut earlier this season in Detroit, and pitched three scoreless inning in his brief stint with New York.
He has been the best starter at AAA this year, posting a 5-2 record with a 3.14 ERA in 13 starts. He could easily fit in to the long reliever role immediately for the Yanks.
Either the current Yankee bullpen pitchers need to improve or a change needs to be made, because they have to be better than what they are right now if they want to have a shot at title number 28.