Michael King Named Starter for Spring Training Opener - NYY.NEWS
Manager Aaron Boone has named young Michael King the starter for Yankees Spring Training opener against our division rival Blue Jays on Sunday, March 28th at 1:05PM. King is one of many pitchers the Yankees have that could have a breakout year in 2021. With his nasty sinker, curve. and changeup combo he can be one of many pitchers the Yankees rely on as a fifth starter, or even be used in the bullpen as a long relief type pitcher. Evidently King has been a tremendous pitcher in the minor leagues posting a 2.93 ERA in 387.0 IP with a 1.06 WHIP. He’s also had a taste of the big leagues in 2019 and 2020. He totaled 28.2 IP, posted an ERA of 7.22, and a 1.50 WHIP. Not a big sample size to go off of since 26.2 of his IP in were in 2020. This was a year lots of players had down years due to the mess Covid-19 caused and MLB’s shortened season. As most things come back to normal us Yankee fans should keep our eyes open on King as he can be a big contributor to this ball club. I wouldn’t bet against him to have a breakout year. Many things to look forward to with this young New York native.