A Quick Word On All This Relief Prospect Depth

The talking point of the Yankees acquiring more organizational depth this offseason has been hammered home for a while now, perhaps nowhere more than with the bullpen.  There are already a ton of arms that are in competition for the last bullpen spot or 2, and there are going to be a ton of young arms waiting in the wings for their chance to break in and contribute.  I mean really, a ton of arms.  In somewhat of a particular order, here's a breakdown of the current relief prospect depth: 1) Jacob Lindgren 2) Jose Ramirez 3) Chasen Shreve 4) Nick Rumbelow 5) Tyler Webb 6) Danny Burawa 7) James Pazos 8) Branden Pinder 9) Mark Montgomery 10) Nick Goody

That doesn't even include guys like Phil Wetherall, Dietrich Enns, and Diego Moreno who have had some success working in relief in the middle levels of the system, and 2014 draft picks like Jonathan Holder, Jordan Foley, Sean Carley, and Jake Kelzer.  It also doesn't factor in 29-year-old Andrew Miller, 26-year-old Dellin Betances, 29-year-old David Carpenter, 27-year-old Adam Warren, and 27-year-old Justin Wilson who are all but already locked into 5 spots in the Major League 'pen.

Simply put, the Yankees are young, deep, and talented in the bullpen already, and they're only going to get younger, deeper, and more talented as that next wave of Double-A and Triple-A guys start to come up.  You can never have too much pitching, but the Yankee relief cup is almost runnething over.