The New York Yankees have hit a bit of a skid recently and part of that is due to their roster construction.
The New York Yankees have the best record in the American League on the season but in their last 47 games, they are under .500 at 22-25. A lot of that is due to their roster construction and some of their players coming back down to earth after having extraordinary starts to the season.
As always, the club is dealing with a lot of injuries so their depth is very thin but some of their depth pieces should be called up to help turn around their recent fortunes and, perhaps, even help them win the World Series.
Yankees: 3 roster moves to help their World Series odds
3. Call up Clarke Schmidt
Clarke Schmidt is a former Top 100 prospect but he has graduated from the prospect status. However, he only has 42.2 innings in the majors due to injuries.
They recently sent him down to Triple-A to stretch him out into a starter, which is a good idea. With trading Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals, their starting pitching depth is still razor thin, even with the addition of Frankie Montas.
Domingo Germán has been better in his last three starts (3.07 ERA) after having an awful first start of the season (3 IP, 5 ER) but he could be a long reliever. Whether they have Germán as a long reliever or Schmidt as a long reliever, the Yankees need to have that long reliever in the bullpen, which is something they don’t currently have.