Jim Callis on the Hughes call-upBy
Matias (Buenos Aires, Argentina) : Jim, do you regard the Phil Hughes situation as a panic button situation for the Yankees?
Â Jim Callis: (2:29 PM ET ) Not at all. He has a great arm, better than anyone they have. He’s ready.
Update: I squeezed inÂ a question:
Mike A. (SD, CA): Now that Hughes is up, who’s the best Yankee pitching prospect in the minors?
Â Jim Callis: (3:07 PM ET ) If you don’t count Joba Chamberlain (hamstring) or Dellin Betances (extended spring), who aren’t actually on clubs right now, and discount all the victims of elbow injuries . . . my favorite is Kevin Whelan. Yankees would go with Ian Kennedy. I might too, if I had a report on his stuff. Have to go to the draft phones now, see you next week.
Kennedy has been tearing it up: 19 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 8 BB, 19 K, .190 BAA. All he’s got to do is cut down on those walks…