Yankees pitching prospect Justus Sheffield will represent the team during the Futures Game in advance of the All-Star Game later this month, reports DJ Eberle of the TLnews.
The 22-year-old left-hander is shining this season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with a 2.61 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 49 strikeouts in 51.2 innings (nine starts, one relief appearance). He has a 3.13 career ERA in five seasons.
Sheffield has a future as a potential mid-rotation starter, whose power fastball/slider mix could make him a good fit for the bullpen if things don't work in the rotation at the big league level, according to Adam McInturff of 2080 baseball.
The Yankees are in search of help in the starting rotation, which consists of question marks beyond Luis Severino. But the expecation is that they'll go the trade route.