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To quote Ghostface Killah: Liar liar, pants on fire/You're burnin up like David Koresh
The Yanks have some interesting depth and Hughes is probably the best pitching prospect in the minors but there are teams with better depth. Hughes is good, I think Wang is overrated (I think he's going to get hurt if he doesn't raise his strikeout rate). Betances is nice but unproven, I worry about Joba the Hut's weight and injury history. Clippard is always going to be an Eckstein type player, scrapping to make it. Kennedy is interesting but I'd like to see what he does in the minors. And Sanchez is probably going to end up in the pen. While I personally like the upside of the Red Sox depth, I'd be lying if I said that the Sox had better pitching depth than the Yankees. The Sox might have more upside but a lot of their pitchers are unproven out of the Joba/Betances mold. mahalo
I honestly don't see a team with the pitching depth in the minors that the Yankees have. Aside from the fact that few (if any) teams have 3 ace potential pitchers (Hughes/Chamberlain/Betances...maybe but unlikely a fourth in Sanchez), the Yankees have a lot of other guys. It pretty much starts with guys like Karstens, Ohlendorf, Clippard, and Kennedy all the way down the system to others such as Reyes, Castillo, McAllister, and Nova. I'd be surprised if you can name a team with certainty that has more depth and more top of the line potential pitchers. And I didn't even bring up relievers like Cox, Whelan, Melancon, etc.