Last night, the Yankees announced that they had chosen a striker Clint Fraser and relief with the right hand Ben Heller to their alternative training site. The club plans to bring in right-wingers Nick Nelson and Brooks Criske to the active list instead. They will add a pair of fresh weapons to the staff they saw James Paxton run only one plus inning on Saturday’s loss to the nationals.
This continues Fraser’s repeated travels to and from the big league. The first prospect was once quite offensive, albeit with some defensive problems, when he got MLB opportunities (career .254 / .308 / .463 line in 429 record appearances). Still, it was difficult for him to break through a loaded Yankee field.
Due to his huge potential for power, the 25-year-old has long been rumored as a potential candidate for trade. So far, the organization has shown little interest in denying it. Given the club̵
Meanwhile, Nelson and Criske will make their MLB debut if / when they enter the game. Each publishes strong strikeouts and the release of preventive numbers in Double-A in 2019, albeit with slightly increased walking speeds.