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Where has Aaron Hicks’ power gone?

Where has Aaron Hicks’ power gone?

Hicks’ power output has decreased dramatically, and there may be a change in approach to blame. All in all, Aaron Hicks has had an extremely successful 2018 season. By WAR, he has been the Yankees’ third-best player. As hard as that may seem to believe, it makes sense! He gets on base, has good power, is a plus fielder and also one of the club’s top base-stealers. He even has the team’s third-best walk rate and fourth-best strikeout rate. Despite this, Hicks’ excellent season has somewhat flown under the radar at times. Part of this is because Hicks has long been labeled as...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 20, 2018
Andrew McCutchen is the latest trade win for Brian Cashman and the Yankees

Andrew McCutchen is the latest trade win for Brian Cashman and the Yankees

McCutchen has been great in the leadoff role, and is another notch on Cashman’s belt. Many will say it was a trade that should have been done weeks earlier than it was, but Andrew McCutchen has already shown his value to the Yankees in his first few weeks on the job. Since putting on the pinstripes, McCutchen holds an .879 OPS, while almost drawing as many walks (13) as he has recorded strikeouts (15). His ability to get on base in the leadoff spot and work quality at-bats has been huge for the Yanks, especially given the recent offensive struggles for Aaron Hicks. Sure, the Yankees...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 6, 2018
On Andrew McCutchen and the Fallacy of Depth

On Andrew McCutchen and the Fallacy of Depth

The Yankees’ outfield was supposed to be impregnable, yet it’s proven to be vincible. It’s natural at the beginning of a baseball season to take stock of a team’s strengths and weaknesses. For the 2018 Yankees, the latter category included their starting pitching, and that’s been borne out this year with Jordan Montgomery’s Tommy John surgery, Luis Severino’s up and down stretch since July, and other setbacks. Where the Yankees were supposed to be set was in the outfield. Coming into the season, the Yankees started Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge left to right....
Pinstripe Alley Sep 3, 2018
Ranking the most hated players from all 30 MLB teams

Ranking the most hated players from all 30 MLB teams

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. Last week I asked Yankees fans which players surprised and disappointed them the most this season. Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino and Aaron Hicks all received votes for biggest surprise. Pinstripe Alley readers were most disappointed in Gary Sanchez, Severino, and Sonny Gray. Still want to weigh in with your opinion? It’s never too late. All of the responses can be found here. Here is this week’s FanPost Friday prompt: Rank the most hated players from all 30 MLB...
Pinstripe Alley Sep 2, 2018
Yankees finish disappointing homestand, lose to Tigers 11-7

Yankees finish disappointing homestand, lose to Tigers 11-7

It’s not what you want. File this away as another frustrating series for the Yankees. Although Lance Lynn pitched very well through his first three outings in pinstripes, he surrendered a whopping 19 earned runs over his last four starts. That includes today’s awful performance. Instead of winning the series, the Yankees were forced to settle for a split and end the homestand with a 3-4 record against the White Sox and Tigers. Not ideal. Detroit got to Lynn early and often today. In the first, JaCoby Jones beat the shift and lined a ball to left center that split Aaron Hicks and Brett...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 31, 2018
Yankees wake up from sleepy start to beat Tigers 7-5

Yankees wake up from sleepy start to beat Tigers 7-5

This game saw home runs runs a plenty, both managers got tossed, and Boone making an impromptu catching debut This one had it all, folks. A night after throwing away a game against the Tigers, the Yankees won a thriller in game two of the four-game series. They did so thanks to some timely hitting, big home runs, and the most memorable ejection Aaron Boone has had this year. More on that in a minute, though. The Bombers were down a run entering the eighth inning, but Brett Gardner got things going with a leadoff double. Aaron hicks worked a walk two batters later, and eventually Luke Voit...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 28, 2018
Neil Walker, Aaron Hicks discuss Yankees’ walk-off win over the White Sox

Neil Walker, Aaron Hicks discuss Yankees’ walk-off win over the White Sox

A few key Yankees weigh in on their exciting victory. The Yankees won Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox in dramatic fashion. Trailing 4-2 in the eighth inning, Aaron Hicks evened the score with a monstrous two-run homer. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Neil Walker sent everyone home happy by launching a walk-off home run to right field. He did it on the first pitch, too! After the game, the heroes met with the media to discuss their performance. Walker told Meredith Marakovits that he was hunting fastballs from Dylan Covey. “I saw him attack Greg [Bird] in the inning before...
River Ave. Blues Aug 27, 2018

Yanks reportedly place Andujar, Bird, Hicks on trade waivers

According to George King, the Yankees placed Miguel Andujar, Greg Bird, and Aaron Hicks on revocable trade waivers last Thursday. This is the first bit of Yankees’ trade waiver news reported this month. I’m certain several other Yankees have passed through waivers already. We just don’t know about it. Trade waivers are necessary to complete […] The post Yanks reportedly place Andujar, Bird, Hicks on trade waivers appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Aug 21, 2018
Yankees walk the tightrope, beat Marlins 2-1 in 12 innings

Yankees walk the tightrope, beat Marlins 2-1 in 12 innings

The Yankees sure tried to give the game away, but the Marlins just wouldn’t let them. Though it wasn’t pretty, the Yankees found a way to beat the Marlins 2-1 in 12 innings. The bats were silent for much of the night, but Miguel Andujar’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning wound up being the winning run after both teams wasted chances to win the game all night long. The big story early on was Giancarlo Stanton’s return to Miami. Stanton got a rousing ovation in his first at-bat and promptly ripped a single into left field. However, Aaron Hicks lined into a double play, stranding...

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