SP - NYY - IL60
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, who underwent Tommy John surgery last spring, looked "comfortable" and "aggressive" in his first bullpen session post surgery, according to bullpen coach Mike Harkey.
"When he does come back, I think he's going to be much stronger," Harkey added. This is a step in the right direction for Severino, who isn't expected to be be ready to pitch until mid-season. He'll continue to ramp up until then but he's a name to remember in the very late rounds of fantasy drafts if you have the roster space.
Yankees RHP Luis Severino (elbow) threw off the mound on Tuesday.
Severino underwent Tommy John surgery last spring and isn't expected to make his 2021 debut until mid-summer. He has a strong chance at being fantasy relevant in the second half of the season. We'll continue looking out for updates.
According to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Luis Severino's throwing program is going well. He expects to pitch off a mound soon.
Good news as we head closer to the 2021 season. In leagues with an injured list spot, Severino is worth stashing given his ace-like upside.
Yankees RHP Luis Severino (elbow) will begin throwing 120 feet on Tuesday.
Severino underwent Tommy John surgery in February of 2020 and is progressing well in his recovery. He is expected to throw bullpen sessions soon and hopes to return sometime in June/early-July. Depending on when he returns, he will make anywhere from 10-20 starts in 2021. Severino is currently throwing from 90 feet and will increase his distance to 120 feet on Tuesday.
According to Bryan Hoch, Luis Severino is throwing at 120 feet. The Yankees plan to have Severino throw on a mound in a few weeks.
It sounds like Luis Severino is on track to return sometime this season. Severino pitched 12 innings in 2019 but hasn't pitched a full season since 2017 and 2018. With Severino's upside, he's worth stashing in an injured list spot.