Ivan the Great: 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 7:3 Groundball/Flyball

After leading the Bombers to a victory on Sunday and providing much-needed stability to the starting rotation, Ivan Nova looks like he is the first in the next wave of Yankees pitching prospects ready to burst onto the big league scene.

Next season, Andrew Brackman, Dellin Betances, DJ Mitchell, David Phelps, and Hector Noesi should all be legitimate candidates to see time in the Boogie Down.

There’s always something more rewarding about seeing homegrown players contribute on the big stage, and there’s a great crop of players on the verge of getting there. It’s a very exciting time for the farm system.