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Thursday July 24th 2014

New York Yankees: Why Clay Rapada Is the Most Underrated Bronx Bomber

you've stuffed as many stars onto a roster as the New York Yankees have, someone is bound to go unnoticed.

That someone is lefty Clay Rapada.

The sixth-year reliever came into the Big Apple with low expectations, joining an already-loaded Yankees bullpen. Rapada, who has played for five teams in the past five years, entered the Bronx with a pedestrian career 4.28 ERA and didn't stand to make much of an impact as the 2012 season kicked off.

Then, of course, the injury bug slithered into New York, flittering around the 'pen and taking a slew of key arms with it.

Rapada, who sported a six-plus ERA in 32 appearances with Baltimore last year, has had a scintillant season in pinstripes, becoming one of the Yanks' primary middle-inning ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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