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The best choice for the Yankees’ number three postseason starter

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The Yankees have reached the point of the season where they get ready for the playoffs. They’re going to rest their regulars (something that won’t look all that different than the regular season) and line up the starting pitchers to get them in order for the postseason rotation. That will definitely be noticeable, and highly scrutinized, which brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:

Who should the Yankees tap as their number three pitcher in the postseason?

Jordan Montgomery’s unreliable season seems to rule him out of the discussion; he’s a hot-and-cold pitcher with a problem in his hot-water tank. That leaves a battle between the veteran J.A. Happ and rookie Deivi García. Happ ranked among the worst starters in baseball in 2019, and his 2020 season opened in similar fashion, but he has since turned it around, pitching to a 1.99 ERA (2.62 FIP) over his last five starts.

On the other hand, García has turned in four strong starts and one clunker in his young career. The 21-year-old owns a 4.88 ERA (4.78 FIP) over 27.2 innings of work, but those numbers are skewed by his disastrous outing against the Red Sox on Sunday. He brings a high ceiling and a commanding presence to the mound, even if he lacks experience. Who do you think should get the nod in a winner-take-all Game Three? Let us know in the FanPost section, and we’ll pick one to pin to the front page on Friday.

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Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (September 25th) for your post to be considered.