Opening Day may still be six weeks away, but a trio of Yankees hurlers are armed and ready to showcase their talents at the Major League level right now.
RHP Chance Adams, Dillon Tate and LHP Justus Sheffield may not be able to find room in the Yankees rotation at the start of the season, but that doesn't mean they aren't ready for what the big leagues has to offer.
"We really do feed off each other," said Sheffield, 22, who posted a 3.12 ERA in 19 minor league starts in 2017. "That's going to push us.
"I just have to focus on me. They're gonna call me up whenever they think I'm ready. For me to push and push won't do anything, but I'd be lying if I told you I didn't want to be in the Bronx tomorrow. I know I have to focus and produce, though."
Adams, 23, went a combined 15-5 with a 2.45 ERA across two minor league levels last season. Overall, he's 31-7 with a 2.33 ERA since turning pro in 2015.
"My goal is to get to the Bronx this season," he said. "I'd love to see it happen. But that's up to me to execute."
The 23-year-old Tate also enjoyed a successful 2017 campaign. The right-hander sported a 2.81 ERA in 13 starts with High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton.
"For me, health is the biggest thing," Tate said. "I've played with Sheffield at Trenton and I've seen Chance throw and I think we can build on what everyone else is doing. That's what this spring is about for me, to learn from anyone I can."
The Yankees figure to go into the season with a rotation featuring RHP Masahiro Tanaka, LHP C.C. Sabathia, RHP Luis Severino, RHP Sonny Gray and southpaw Jordan Montgomery, who won nine games as a rookie in 2017.