The New York Yankees have one of their main prospects, pitcher Will Warren, getting closer to making his MLB debut.
The 24-year-old right-hander remained the top pitching prospect after moves that led to other major league organizations Ken Waldichuk, Hayden Wesneski, JP Sears and Luis Medina.
And now, Warren is in Triple A, from where he will try to convince the Bronx organization that it was not a mistake to refuse to give him up in exchange for Luis Castillo and that he is ready to help and sign up among the candidates to take a position in the rotation. of starters., And that may be as soon as 2024.
The right-hander began the year in Double-A after a solid 2022 season. With Somerset he was 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 6 starts, striking out 39 batters in 29.1 innings. With that he earned the promotion that puts him at the gates of the Major Leagues.
His first start in Triple A did not disappoint: the promising number 7 of the New York farms allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 6.0 innings to score the win and struck out 4 opponents. That raises expectations of seeing him succeed in the majors when he finally gets the chance.
Warren has been averaging 97-98 miles on his fast pitching and has made other strides, but the great thing is that he knows exactly what he has to work on to hit the target. And that’s getting better against lefties, who are hitting .283.
“This offseason, I was like, ‘Let’s push that if we can get it, I think this will help you against lefties,’” the youngster said in an interview with AMNY’s Christian Arnold.
“Coming into spring training and having those guys in Tampa cheering you on, it gives you the confidence to go out there and pitch,” he added.
Warren is getting closer and he has in his hands the opportunity to show that he deserves to receive the call. Will he be the one to replace Luis Severino if he leaves in free agency?