Yankees to call up interesting left-handed depth arm for added bullpen depth

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The Yankees brought in left-hander Anthony Misiewicz towards the end of the 2023 season to provide more bullpen depth, and they brought him back this season as a Minor League free agent. Joel Sherman of the New York Post is now reporting that the Yankees will be promoting Misiewicz to the Majors to try and give them some more bullpen depth. The left-hander is utilizing his cutter more often and has seen a massive spike in strikeouts and a decrease in walks, and the Yankees could try to get some value out of an under-the-radar southpaw.

Anthony Misiewicz to Join the Yankees Bullpen Ahead of Big Series

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The Yankees do an excellent job developing relievers, and Anthony Misiewicz could be another example of that, as they brought him back after a brief audition in Triple-A and at the Major League level. In 30.2 innings with the Scranton RailRiders, the left-hander has a 3.23 ERA and 29.4% strikeout rate, walking just 7.9% of batters faced and he’s doing it with his cutter, which has become a real weapon for him.

Last season, Misiewicz threw his cutter 40.7% of the time with a 34.7% Whiff Rate and .234 wOBA, using his four-seamer and curveball a combined 51.8% of the time as well. This year, he’s gone heavy on his cutter usage, bumping it up to 62.8% and seeing a much-improved statline as a result. It’s got good movement that works away from lefties and into righties, and he’s shown plenty of promise in Triple-A thus far.

Across his time with three different organizations, Misiewicz had a 4.10 ERA and 17.6% K-BB%, but this year he’s improved on both of those marks dramatically. This doesn’t mean that he’s guaranteed to have Major League success, but the investment made to have him work with the organization again on top of the improved pitch usage does create some speculation on whether he could become a valuable weapon or not.

It’s unclear who will be going down for Anthony Misiewicz as of right now, but the news about his promotion were first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

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