3 prospects we should expect to be promoted

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 6: A New York Yankees baseball cap sits on top of a glove in the Yankees dugout against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

These are the next three New York Yankees prospects we should expect to see promoted to the Major League roster.

The New York Yankees are winning big this season, but they may still need to call in the cavalry to help them out at some point. It’s not unusual for even the best baseball teams to promote some of their best prospects to the major leagues.

Regardless of how well the Yankees are playing this year, we should get a taste of the future. Injuries will happen. Players will underperform. The best prospects will give the front office no choice but to promote them.

In 2022, these are the next three prospects we should expect the Yankees to promote.

1) Yankees infield prospect Oswald Peraza

The Yankees have the luxury of having a couple of strong shortstop prospects in their system. Oswald Peraza is one of those promising youngsters waiting for a promotion.

Regarded as the Yankees’ second-best prospect behind fellow shortstop Anthony Volpe, Peraza is already in Triple-A, putting him ahead of Volpe in terms of promotion. The Yankees may not have an imminent need at shortstop with Isaiah Kiner-Falefa currently on the club. However, an injury to him or another infielder could convince the Yankees to promote Peraza.

As a member of the 40-man roster, a promotion for Peraza doesn’t require anyone to necessarily be designated for assignment. This is always important when it comes to finding out who will be called next.

Working against Peraza is his slow start to the 2022 season. Would the front office really promote a guy who hits around the Mendoza Line? It will take one more hot bat from him for New York to decide it’s Peraza’s time.

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