10 MINOR LEAGUERS WHO COULD HELP IN THE MAJORS THIS YEAR

1.) Mark Montgomery

Position: Relief Pitcher

Age: 22

Starting Level: Triple-A

Montgomery is a 5-foot-11, 205-pound, right-handed reliever who has a unique slider that makes him comparable to the Yankees' Houdini.

"He is David Robertson-ish," said Mark Newman, the Yankees' VP of player development. "There is a chance that people in New York will see him this year. He could get their quick."

2.) Austin Romine

Position: Catcher

Age: 24

Staring Level: Triple-A

If Romine hadn't been out most of 2012 with a back injury, he might be the favorite to the be the franchise's big league catcher. As it is, the Yankees have him slated for Triple-A, but if Francisco Cervelli and/or Chris Stewart falter or get hurt, Romine will have a good chance to be called up.

At the least, with a good and healthy minor league season, Romine could be the Yankees' starting catcher in '14.