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How the Yankees’ infield defense could change in 2020

How the Yankees’ infield defense could change in 2020

Photo by Elsa/ The Yankees’ defensive alignment might be optimized if they let Didi Gregorius go. The Yankees’ infield defense in 2019 was one of the team’s unexpected strong suits. Gleyber Torres continued to take steps forward, Gio Urshela announced his presence, and DJ LeMahieu became the super-utility man that the Yankees’ infield desperately needed for years. That’s without even mentioning the contributions of Didi Gregorius, the team’s sure-handed shortstop, who contributed when healthy. However, the team’s infield defense was almost a little bit better without...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 18, 2019
Gleyber Torres brought power to the Yankees’ lineup

Gleyber Torres brought power to the Yankees’ lineup

Photo by Elsa/ Torres’ sophomore season only further proved how great he can become. Players looking to complete their sophomore year with Yankees just weren’t meant to have their way in 2019. Jordan Montgomery was recovering from Tommy John surgery, Miguel Andujar had shoulder surgery, and Giancarlo Stanton remained on the injured list for multiple reasons. However, Gleyber Torres was one of three Yankees to stay healthy the entire season and help the team reach 103 wins. Not only did Torres become a force in the postseason, but the young infielder made improvements on numerous...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 17, 2019
A peek into the Yankees’ offseason plan

A peek into the Yankees’ offseason plan

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The way the Yankees have has handled the media has provided a glimpse into their potential plans. The Yankees have naturally kept their offseason plans fairly tight-lipped, but with several big decisions looming, it’s imperative that the team gets this offseason right. In media availability earlier this week, Brian Cashman may have tipped his hand a bit with some of his responses about certain players. For one, it seems like Didi Gregorius could be on the way out. Cashman praised the ability of Gleyber Torres to play shortstop, a plug that...
Newsday Nov 12, 2019

Yankees OK with Gleyber Torres playing shortstop

With offseason just beginning and Didi Gregorius as a free agent, GM Brian Cashman is in no hurry to "solve" anything at the position just yet.
Pinstripe Alley Oct 27, 2019
Aaron Hicks’ injury leaves the Yankees with outfield questions

Aaron Hicks’ injury leaves the Yankees with outfield questions

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Even a best-case recovery puts the center fielder on the shelf for half the year. Who steps up? Aaron Hicks hit a home run in the ALCS with a torn UCL. That’s amazing. Truth be told, I think we all figured that Hicks’ arm injury was more significant than the Yankees were letting on, and we were right. The center fielder needs Tommy John surgery, and this is the third straight year a Yankee position player will require the procedure. Gleyber Torres tore his UCL in June of 2017 and was in game shape for spring training the following year, while Didi...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 24, 2019
2019 in Review: Top 5 Yankees Defensive Plays

2019 in Review: Top 5 Yankees Defensive Plays

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ The Yankees’ team defense really stepped up this year. The Yankees haven’t ever really been known as a strong defensive team, but the team’s fielding improved big-time this year. Guys like DJ LeMahieu, Gio Urshela and Cameron Maybin were added, each of whom brought Gold Glove-caliber defense to the team. Add in contributions from Gleyber Torres, Didi Gregorius and the ever-steady Brett Gardner, and you’ve got a sneaky-good defensive team. But which plays reign supreme? Here are the top five defensive plays from the Yankees’ season: 5. Gio Urshela in...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 22, 2019
DJ LeMahieu was the Yankees’ MVP

DJ LeMahieu was the Yankees’ MVP

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The offseason acquisition was an offensive force with a contact-oriented approach and some added power. Determining the Most Valuable Player on the Yankees’ roster may not be an easy task, given the fantastic season that Gleyber Torres had and the impressive numbers that Aaron Judge put up despite missing many games. On the pitching side, James Paxton and Masahiro Tanaka each surpassed 3.0 fWAR and Domingo German started the season on fire. However, nobody had the consistently great performance of one of most underrated and off-the-radar offseason...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 19, 2019
Yankees force ALCS Game Six with 4-1 victory over Houston

Yankees force ALCS Game Six with 4-1 victory over Houston

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Back to Houston they go! The way this must-win game began wasn’t to the liking of Yankees fans, but soon enough James Paxton and the lineup figured it out. George Springer started things off with a weak groundball that happened to get through Paxton and Gleyber Torres. After a passed ball and groundout by Jose Altuve, Springer made his way to third base. Paxton couldn’t get the left-handed hitting Michael Brantley out, walking him to put runners on the corner. Another passed ball gave the Astros a 1-0 lead, but no further damage was done in...

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