3. Anthony Misiewicz - LHP (29 Years Old)
Late in September, when the Yankees' roster looked much different than when the season started, journeyman reliever Anthony Misiewicz pitched for the Yankees before being hit on a comebacker.
Misiewicz had a really bad 2023 with a 5.63 ERA in his time in Arizona and an 81.00 ERA in his one appearance for the Tigers.
However, in three games for the Yankees Misiewicz had a 3.38 ERA in 2.2 innings and was seemingly finding something at the major league level
The lack of depth in the bullpen will be a recurring theme heading into Spring Training which is why Misiewicz may have a chance to make the roster after Spring Training. Caleb Ferguson will be one of the lefties in the bullpen while Misiewicz will likely have to beat out Victor Gonzalez who the Yankees acquired from the Dodgers for another.
The opportunity is there for a player like Misiewicz to make the roster what he makes of it however, we shall see.
Last season, the Yankees had competition at the forefront of Spring Training with Anthony Volpe winning the shortstop job and players like Oswald Peraza and Oswaldo Cabrera competing for everyday roles.
This year however, it feels like the team is all but set outside of pitching.
The only positions where we may see players break out and make the team are in the bullpen or at the back end of the rotation. The team, if anything, has too many outfielders, too many catchers, and too many infielders which may result in the team making a trade. But that means you shouldn't expect any surprise hitters to make the roster.