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What should the Yankees’ batting order look like this season?

What should the Yankees’ batting order look like this season?

Head over to the FanPost section and submit your answer for the chance to see your post featured on the front page. It is time for the latest FanPost Friday prompt of the week. We only received one response to last week’s prompt about the most overrated player in the AL East, but I enjoyed the debate between Jose Bautista and Dustin Pedroia that ensued in the comment section. Here is this week’s prompt: What should the Yankees’ batting order look like this season? Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury typically sit at the top of the lineup, but there has been a lot of debate about...
Spring training 2017: Yankees vs Phillies gamethread

Spring training 2017: Yankees vs Phillies gamethread

Tanak. Masahiro Tanaka has been absolutely dominant this spring, and he looks to continue that dominance in today’s outing against the Phillies. The Yankees’ ace and his teammates will travel to Clearwater for the afternoon start. Many of the regulars are expected to make the trip, including Greg Bird, Starlin Castro, and Brett Gardner. It’s getting pretty late in the spring, so the normal crew of players should be starting more and more as they gear up for the 162-game grind ahead. You can watch Tanaka be awesome (and maybe see some Bird dingers) on MLB.tv at 1:05 pm ET this...
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 20, 2017

Yankees hitters: 5 up, 5 down as spring nears end

The New York Yankees are nearing the end of Major League Baseball spring training. Several players have stood out, while others would likely prefer to fade to the back. Clint Frazier belongs in one of those groups. So does Brett Gardner.
Rotoworld Mar 17, 2017

Brett Gardner goes 0-for-4 against Tigers - Brett Gardner (OF) New York Yankees

Brett Gardner went 0-for-4 on Friday, lowering his spring average to .194.
River Ave. Blues Mar 16, 2017

What does Statcast’s catch probability tell us about Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner?

Barring injury or a last minute Spring Training trade, when the 2017 regular season begins, the Yankees will have Brett Gardner in left field and Jacoby Ellsbury in center field. That’s been the regular arrangement for three years now. The Yankees will have some things to figure out once prospects like Clint Frazier or Dustin […] The post What does Statcast’s catch probability tell us about Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Mar 16, 2017
Yankees’ heirs to Brett Gardner are ahead of schedule

Yankees’ heirs to Brett Gardner are ahead of schedule

TAMPA — Brett Gardner noted the ages of Yankees outfield prospects Billy McKinney and Dustin Fowler. “I think they’re both 22,” Gardner stated, accurately, on Wednesday. “They’re both better players than I was when I was that age, I’ll tell you that.” But Gardner also knows — better than most — that how high you...
New York Post Mar 14, 2017
Gary Sanchez will crush the ball from anywhere in Yankees lineup

Gary Sanchez will crush the ball from anywhere in Yankees lineup

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Yankees didn’t bring Brett Gardner or Jacoby Ellsbury to Charlotte Sports Park on Tuesday, so that gave Joe Girardi a reason to hit Gary Sanchez second in the lineup. And it’s becoming obvious the catcher will hit wherever he is in the order. He went deep again in a 10-6...
Is Brett Gardner really too patient at the plate?

Is Brett Gardner really too patient at the plate?

Brett Gardner will occasionally annoy fans by looking at a called third strike. Is it really something he should change? Patience is supposedly a virtue. But in some hitters’ cases, it might actually be a liability. For the Cincinnati Reds, the question of whether Joey Votto was drawing too many walks has been explored in the past. Even though he is very good at making contact, Mike Trout will rack up his fair share of strikeouts, simply because he goes deep into the count so often. For the Yankees, the same has occasionally been asked about left fielder Brett Gardner. Gardner loves to...
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 12, 2017
Why Brett Gardner is getting really excited about what Yankees can accomplish in 2017

Why Brett Gardner is getting really excited about what Yankees can accomplish in 2017

Gardner is gaining confidence by the day that the Yankees can be a better than people forecasting for this season.
River Ave. Blues Mar 10, 2017

Outfielders on the wrong side of 30 [2017 Season Preview]

Welcome to Year 4 of Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury manning the Yankees’ outfield. At the time Ellsbury signed in the 2013-14 offseason, it seemed like Gardner may quickly receive a ticket out of New York, but an extension for the speedster said otherwise. Three years of trade rumors have followed yet Gardner is still […] The post Outfielders on the wrong side of 30 [2017 Season Preview] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Mar 9, 2017

Open Thread: March 9th Camp Notes

Your browser does not support iframes.Another day, another win for the Yankees. They’re now 11-3 and have Spring Training‘s best record. Grapefruit League championship here they come. Anyway, this afternoon’s win featured three hits and two steals by Jacoby Ellsbury, a home run by Brett Gardner, a single and a walk by Aaron Judge, a […] The post Open Thread: March 9th Camp Notes appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 7, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Yankees could have salary dumped Brett Gardner?

MLB trade rumors: Yankees could have salary dumped Brett Gardner?

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will make $24 million over the next two years
Does hitting behind Brett Gardner help?

Does hitting behind Brett Gardner help?

Brett Gardner sees a lot of pitches, which gives hitters the chance to get a look at the opposing pitcher in the on-deck circle. It is no secret that Brett Gardner sees a lot of pitches. He has always demonstrated a good knowledge of the strike zone and can make contact with the best of them. In 2016, he had an overall contact rate of 86%, which was 18th among qualified hitters. He also saw 4.09 pitches per plate appearance, which was the 16th highest total in baseball. The interesting thing about the latter stat is that Gardner actually had a down year in terms of seeing pitches. From...
River Ave. Blues Mar 6, 2017

The New Face of the Franchise [2017 Season Preview]

Over the last few years, really since Derek Jeter retired, the Yankees have sorely lacked a franchise cornerstone player. Robinson Cano would have been that guy had he not left as a free agent. Late career Alex Rodriguez didn’t do it for many folks. (Heck, many didn’t like peak A-Rod.) Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark […] The post The New Face of the Franchise [2017 Season Preview] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Mar 4, 2017
Brett Gardner follows Jeter’s path in mentoring Aaron Judge

Brett Gardner follows Jeter’s path in mentoring Aaron Judge

TAMPA — Derek Jeter has been retired for three springs now, but his wise words live on, and something the Captain told Brett Gardner resonates with this youth-infused Yankees club. “One of the things Derek always told me and you’d always see him do with the young guys,” Gardner told The Post on Saturday at...

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