I recently took a look at which position players might get called up in September when rosters expand from 25 to 40, but you can expect to see plenty of pitchers up in the majors too. It's a little messier when it comes to pitchers since the Yankees like to move them up and down every other day, but here's a look at all the pitchers the Yankees might have up in the next few weeks, whether they're currently on the team or not.
Andrew Bailey, RHP
Now that he's healthy for the first time in a long time, Bailey is proving that he deserves another shot in the majors. The Yankees have been patient with him and have signed him to multiple deals in order to get to this point, so it's very likely they try to get at least some value back from their investment. He has a 12.2 K/9 in Scranton, so that will definitely do if they want another right-handed middle relief option.
Caleb Cotham, RHP
After converting to the bullpen, the floundering career of Caleb Cotham suddenly became very intriguing. He maintained a 1.89 ERA and 10 K/9 in 52.1 relief innings between Double-A and Triple-A, so he could definitely be useful down the stretch. He's already 27 years old, but if the Yankees are going to find a use for him, they need to figure it out sooner rather than later.
Nick Goody, RHP
Goody has been shuffled between Scranton and the Bronx more times than he deserves, but that just speaks to New York's plethora of options in the bullpen, rather than his inability to keep a major league job. The 24-year-old reliever might be one of the best relief prospects the Yankees have right now, but options like Adam Warren, Dellin Betances, and Bryan Mitchell's ability to go multiple innings has not allowed him to cement a role in the big league bullpen just yet. We should be seeing him a lot in September and he could be key to helping the Yankees stay fresh.
Jacob Lindgren, LHP
A bone spur left his anticipated debut a little underwhelming, but the Yankees believe he will be healthy again before the end of the season and could contribute to the big league bullpen. They currently have enough left-handed options with Justin Wilson and Chasen Shreve, but a healthy Lindgren would give Joe Girardi another option against lefty hitter in late-game situations.
Chris Martin, RHP
Back in April it seemed that Chris Martin would be pickup of the year as a 2.45 ERA, 1.56 FIP reliever with a 10.65 K/9 in the month of April, however injury and regression knocked him out out of sight and out of mind. He hasn't pitched in Triple-A since late July thanks to another arm injury, so it's likely we might not see him again this year, though he should at least remain in the conversation for now.
Bryan Mitchell, RHP
Mitchell hasn't been much of a starting pitcher for awhile now, but his stint in the big league bullpen was eye-opening when he kept opponents to a .586 OPS in eight outings. Unfortunately, the Yankees have more than enough relief options, but not enough backup starters, so they'll continue to push the right-hander into a role that he might never excel at in September
James Pazos, LHP
If the Yankees are going to add a left-handed reliever to the 40-man roster this season, it will probably be James Pazos. The lefty has been extremely effective with a 1.49 ERA and 9.9 K/9 in 36.1 innings between Trenton and Scranton, but his walk rates remain a sticking point and are likely why he hasn't yet made the majors yet.
Branden Pinder, RHP
The Yankees seem to see something in Pinder that just isn't there. After pitching to a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings in the first half of the season, the right-hander has made us suffer through 6.2 innings of 4.05 ERA-ball since July. Sounds a lot like Preston Claiborne. With the options they have in the minors, it's a wonder that Pinder is still with the team. Regardless of what they do with him now until the end of the month, he'll be up with the team in September and, hopefully, he'll be better by then.
Nick Rumbelow, RHP
Like Goody, Rumbelow is one pitcher that would deserve his own permanent roster spot if it wasn't for the many options the team already has. He's pitched well in limited action, but he isn't the strikeout artist that Goody is, so he might only get a few token appearances this year.
Tyler Webb, LHP
Probably the least likely on this list to reach the majors this year, Webb is blocked by several lefties already on the 40. His strikeout numbers have also dipped a bit this year, but he's generally been solid out of the RailRider bullpen. Despite being heralded as an elite relief prospect at one point, Webb seems to be a future LOOGY, seeing as how righties have an .826 OPS against him while keeping lefties to a .528 mark. The Yankees don't really need that right now.
These are the pitchers we should be seeing next month, but is there anyone else you want in the Bronx?