A look at the Yankees’ top prospects as ranked by mlb.com. Stats are through games played Friday.
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The southpaw Began his transition to a reliever against Buffalo on Aug. 21, allowing one earned run on two hits in two innings. He will continue to pitch out of the Triple-A bullpen in preparation to join the Yankees in the same role when rosters expand on Sept. 1, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. The 22-year-old is 5-4 with a 2.61 ERA in Triple-A this season, while holding left-handed batters to a .160 average. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he expects Sheffield to join the major-league team as a reliever after September call-ups.
Hitting .381 in his last 10 games, including a 3-for-4 game with a solo home run and an RBI double in an 8-3 win over St. Lucie on Aug. 21. He had seven multihit performances during this span.
The 23-year-old, who has had a glimpse of the big leagues this year, allowed one earned run on three hits, while striking out three in four innings against Double-A Reading on Wednesday.
4. ALBERT ABREU, RHP
He went 5.1 innings in a no-decision against St. Lucie allowing two earned runs on four hits, while striking out four. Abreu is 3-3 with a 4.21 ERA this year at Class A.
5. DOMINGO ACEVEDO
Allowed two earned runs in 4.2 innings, pitching Monday and Friday for the Staten Island Yankees.
6. ANTHONY SEIGLER, C
The ambidextrous first-round pick, last played on Aug. 16. He was hitting .266 in 24 games as a pro.