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5 New York Yankees Prospects Who Could See Time By August

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5 Yankees Prospects Who Could Be Called Up By August

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With the offense stagnant and a lot of the top pitchers on the disabled list, the New York Yankees and manager Joe Girardi are going to be dealing with a lot of prospects in the latter part of the season.

5. Rob Refsnyder

Rob Refsnyder
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5. Rob Refsnyder

Rob Refsnyder
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The Yankees do have some infield troubles and Rob Refsnyder could be the one to solve them. He is not a top-10 prospect, but the former fifth-round pick is batting .312/.439/.548 with five homers and 13 RBI in just 27 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. A lot of people are calling for Refsnyder to make it to the Bronx and he could be the next big fan favorite.

4. Manny Banuelos

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4. Manny Banuelos

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Because of Dellin Betances' All-Star performance this season, Manny Banuelos could receive a call up after the break. The Yankees do have some bullpen issues and another strong reliever could take a lot of the pressure off of Betances and David Robertson. Banuelos has only pitched in 11 games this year, but any improvement and no injuries could lift him to New York.

3. Tyler Austin

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3. Tyler Austin

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Since Slade Heathcott is having knee injuries, Tyler Austin could see some time in the majors. The outfield is loaded with older players. If Ichiro Suzuki gets injured at some point, Austin could be the go-to guy. You never know with a 40-year-old outfielder playing majority of the 162-game season.

2. Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez
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2. Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez
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Jose Ramirez has yet to make a start this year for the Yankees, but does have eight appearances. Ramirez could be what the Yankees need to rejuvenate the rotation, if it should really slip into oblivion by August.

1. J.R. Murphy

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1. J.R. Murphy

J.R. Murphy
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Through 24 games with the Yankees already, J.R. Murphy batted .286/.308/.365 with eight RBI. Murphy played well, but because the Yankees are loaded at catcher, he was sent back to the minors. Murphy will find himself back up with the Yankees at some point because the team cannot really rely on Francisco Cervelli to back Brian McCann down the stretch.

Ryan Gaydos is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.