Let's hope he gets called up. He could be a playoff catalyst a la Joba in 2007, whether in the rotatation or out of the bullpen.
And I think it would be even less defensible now, since they don't need high end bullpen help this year and if they need a lefty they can call up romero.
I see your point but I think Joba's success that year had more to do with the fact that most of the league had not seen him yet and he threw hard. Either way I would love to see him get a chance to crack the rotation if he performs well in Scranton.
Id rather not see Betances or Banuelos called up at all this year. Pitch well in AAA and let Noesi, DJ Mitchell, Adam Warren, David Phelps, and Ivan Nova showcase what they have. That way if they have some success they will have more value to the team when we flip them later. Theres no room for them in this rotation so we might as well up their trade value and then see if we can get a useful piece for some of them. Why wasnt Betances promoted btw? He seems to be having as good if not a better year
The Yankees innings management in the minors is dreadful…. 20 starts and just 95 innings for Banuelos? What's he going to hit 120-130 innings this year? If the Yankees do have designs on him pitching in the rotation next year. it's going to be a mess all over again…
Just look at the team in their own division – who's churning out starter after starter (without a whole lot of injury problems.. sure some of that is luck but it can't all be luck)
Matt Moore (top prospect right now for the Rays)
2009 – 123 innings
2010 – 144 innings
2011 – currently at 115, will probably end up ~150
2012 – no real problems with innings limits
2007 – 111IP
2008 – 150IP
2009 – 110 IP (might have been injured some I think)
2010 – 155 IP
This year… they'll have no issues with having to shut him down or moving him to the pen late in the year.
Wade Davis had 3 150+ IP years before starting a full year in the rotation
2009 – 100
2010 – 90
2011 – currently at 95… maybe he gets to 120? 130?
2012…. a mess (if he's pitching in the bigs)
2008 – 121IP
2009 – 44
2010 – 85IP
2011 – currently 89IP (so maybe 110-120?)
2012…. hopefully 150 innings in the minors?
How can they continue to think about plugging guys in the rotation who don't even have a single 140IP year under their belt in the minors (ideally they should have a couple years of high innings count)
I don't think Hughes broke 120 combined innings in any one year prior to 2010 where he threw 176. Ironically Ivan Nova is the one guy who has a couple of 140IP+ years under his belt and would have had no trouble pitching the full year this year.