Ervin Santana allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six batters over 7.1 innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Santana has finally started to get his act together, having now allowed three runs or less in four straight starts. He is now sitting 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 16 starts, while maintaining a respectable 92:29 K:BB rate over 103.0 innings. Now that his batting average against (.267 BAA) is starting to move towards his career mark of .254, the bump sin the road should be over for Santana as long as he continues to have a strangle hold on his command. He will look to keep trending int he right direction when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.
Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway
Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.
Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway