Saturday, May 9, 2015
Severino looking good
Yankees top pitching prospect Luis Severino has had a great start at AA Trenton. Just 21, he’s definitely beyond his years and pitching against some tough competition. So far, he’s answered the call, and already has some fans in the Bronx calling for him to join the rotation.
Me personally? I still think he needs some seasoning, but I also think he could help a bit this summer if it gets to that. It wouldn’t be outrageous, just unlikely. The Yanks have a brittle rotation. Michael Pineda is a true ace, but his shoulder scares me. I have no clue what to expect from Tanaka. CC is having a rough start. Adam Warren will have an innings limit. Nate Eovaldi seems like he’s going to be hit or miss every time out. Chris Capuano and Ivan Nova are on their way back, so there are reinforcements before it would get to Severino.
However, I’d rather see the top prospect get a shot than a guy like Kyle Davies.
Do I think we’ll see him in the Bronx this year? No. But I will see him in Hoboken, NJ, in my card collection. I’ve been slowly adding a few cards of his, and while an auto still eludes me, I like these two pickups!
These are also the first two Severino cards that I've had the opportunity to show on my blog.
Keep an eye on this guy!