By Nicky D
Luis Severino was once again optioned to triple A after he failed to conduct at least a decent start Saturday afternoon. He gave up 7 earned runs in 3.2 innings making him 1-8 on the season with a dreadful ERA of 7.19. What the Yankees need right now is young starting pitching , last season Severino was regarded as the Yankees top prospect, after being called up he went 5-3 with a 2.89 ERA in 11 starts. Severino was expected to have a bright future as a starting pitcher for the Yankees in seasons to come. Would it be so bad for the Yankees to consider another role for Severino? No, it wouldn't. Some young prospects that have failed as a starting pitcher have gone on to become dominant relievers, some notable examples include Mariano Rivera, the all time leader in saves, Dellin Betances, the Yankees current closer and 3 time all-star and last but not least the number one 2016 Cy young Candidate in my opinion, Zach Britton. This season in 3 relief apperances for the Yankees Severino has pitched 8.1 innings allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. As of right now it is clearly too early to raise the flag on Severino's future as a starter but the Yankees have to at least consider changing his role if this continues to happen.