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Top Pitching Prospect to Start for RailRiders Thursday During Yankees' Triple-A Team's Final Visit to Syracuse in 2018

June 12, 2018 - International League (IL) - Syracuse Mets News Release

The Syracuse Chiefs host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders for the final time this season during Syracuse's current seven-day homestand at NBT Bank Stadium, and New York's top pitching prospect is scheduled to make a start. LHP Justus Sheffield, one of the top 100 prospects in all of baseball and the Yankees' highest ranked pitcher in their minor league system, is scheduled to start Thursday, June 14th against the Chiefs.

Sheffield is the 41st-ranked prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America. The 21-year-old began the season in Double-A before quickly being promoted to Triple-A after five starts. Sheffield was originally drafted in the first round in 2014 by the Cleveland Indians before being traded to the Yankees in 2016 as part of the deal that sent relief pitcher Andrew Miller to the Indians.

Thursday's game starts at 6:35 p.m. and is a $1 Thursday at NBT Bank Stadium, presented by 95X. Fans can enjoy Hofmann Hot Dogs and Coca-Cola products for just $1 and draft Coors, Labatt, Saranac, and 1911 Hard Cider products for only $2. Plus, celebrate CNY Celebrity Night as part of another Season of CNY Night. Come to NBT Bank Stadium dressed up as your favorite CNY Celebrity as the Chiefs take on the RailRiders. We will be honoring our CNY Celebs all night long!

The Chiefs host the RailRiders from June 14th-17th. In addition to the fun promotions at the stadium while the Chiefs are home, fans have the opportunity to see other future New York Yankees players at NBT Bank Stadium. Another top player to watch in the Yankees' organization is Brandon Drury. Drury started the season in the majors with the New York Yankees and is now with the RailRiders. The 25-year-old has spent parts of four seasons in the majors with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. Yankees outfield prospect Clint Frazier also enters the weekend on the RailRiders roster.

Tickets to this upcoming homestand, as well as all Syracuse Chiefs home games for the 2018 season, are available by calling 315-474-7833, by visiting the NBT Bank Stadium Ticket Office, or online at

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