Southpaw Justus Sheffield a top Yankees prospect, was committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft and was the first player to sign.
Sheffield began the 2016 season with the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League] On July 31, 2016, the Indians traded Sheffield along with Clint Frazier, Ben Hellerand J. P. Feyereisen to the New York Yankees for Andrew Miller. He finished the 2016 season with the Tampa Yankees and then with the Trenton Thunder. So far this season in 2 starts with Trenton, he is1-0 with a 0.77 ERA.
NYSD’s David Fenster spoke to Sheffield and reports below.