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10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 10:42AM #361
NY23
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Non-Tendered Players: All 30 Teams




We just wrapped up one of the busiest days on the Major League Baseball schedule. All 30 teams had to decide by 8 p.m. ET on Monday whether to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. Unsurprisingly, it turns out that there were plenty of cuts. Here’s a team-by-team list of the players clubs parted with Monday…


AL East:


AL West:


AL Central:


NL East:


NL West:


NL Central:


10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 10:43AM #362
NY23
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Yankees To Meet With Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg




The Yankees’ rotation was under fire throughout 2019, a year in which they came a couple victories short of their first World Series appearance since 2009. The reigning AL East winners are now focusing on upgrading their starting staff, as they’re seriously considering going after the premier starting pitchers on the market. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required), New York’s prioritizing right-hander Gerrit Cole – who, as a member of the Astros – helped knock the Yankees out of the ALCS. The Yankees are also interested in the No. 2 starter available, righty Stephen Strasburg, and they’ll sit down with him and Cole in California sometime over the next two days, Rosenthal reports.


Since the Yankees’ season ended, general manager Brian Cashman hasn’t made it any secret that they’ll scan the top of the market for starting help. However, as deep-pocketed as the Yankees are, it has been quite some time since they’ve gone to the lengths it would require to sign either Cole or Strasburg in free agency.


Cole is likely in line to obliterate the largest contract ever for a pitcher – the seven-year, $217MM deal David Price signed with the Red Sox entering 2016 – while the World Series MVP Strasburg could approach $200MM in his own right. Pacts like that could be problematic for New York if it wants to avoid severe luxury-tax penalties in 2020. In the estimation of Jason Martinez of FanGraphs and Roster Resource, the Yankees are already at roughly $215MM toward the luxury tax for next season, putting them over the first level of $208MM. The second and third levels of $228MM and $248MM, respectively, would obviously be much harder to avoid with Cole or Strasburg in the mix.


Owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke about possibly spending over the largest tax threshold Monday, telling the YES Network (via Tim Healey of Newsday): “It’s a big deal. It’s something we would certainly prefer not to do because there are June draft ramifications, there are numerous ramifications. But that is something I would consider.”


Indeed, if the Yankees were to go past $248MM, their draft slot would fall 10 places in 2020. However, Steinbrenner noted: “[The Yankees already have] a good rotation, but starting pitching, you can’t have enough. Like last year, that’s going to be my focus. You’ll have to ask [Brian Cashman] if he agrees with me or not. That’s all.”


The Yankees already have at least three rotation spots sewn up for next season. Luis Severino, whom injuries prevented from making much of an impact this year, will be back to join a group that boasts James Paxton and Masahiro Tanaka as complements. There’s less certainty thereafter, though, with Domingo German on administrative leave for a violation of the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence Policy, J.A. Happ coming off a rough season and Jordan Montgomery still trying to re-establish himself after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Yankees will take advantage of their financial might to sign Cole or Strasburg, but they’re at least mulling it.


10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 10:45AM #363
NY23
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Could the Yankees turn Miguel Andujar into an outfielder?


Putting one of the possible answers to the third base question to the test



Few things drive debate in Yankee discourse like what to do with Miguel Andujar. A lost season on the heels of a Rookie of the Year finalist year in 2018 puts pretty big error bars around his 2020 projections. Furthermore, the emergence of Gio Urshela as an equally good hitter and better defender casts some doubt on whether Andujar has a position to play on next year’s Yankees.


One of the solutions to this logjam could be setting Andujar in the outfield. There’s certainly a spot for another outfielder on this team - Aaron Hicks is out until at least June with Tommy John surgery, Brett Gardner is still a free agent, which is curious in itself, and the Yankees don’t seem comfortable with using Giancarlo Stanton as a full time left fielder. Aaron Judge and Mike Tauchman have their roster spots locked up, but there’s an opening if Andujar is the right guy to fill it.


On raw athleticism, Miguel might fit the bill. He’s one of the quicker 3B in the league, with a 27.8 ft/s sprint speed in the top quartile of all guys at the hot corner in 2018. His shoulder injury wouldn’t affect his legs obviously, and he’s only 23, so it’s entirely possible he’s still as fast as ever, and that plays well in a big Yankee Stadium left field. He’s always had a plus arm, with FanGraphs giving him a 70 tool arm in their 2018 prospect rankings.


So, good speed and a good arm, those are two key traits for any outfielder. Andujar’s horrible defensive metrics at third aren’t really the end of the world either; Ryan Braun was his closest comp in terms of just how bad he was as an infielder, and while Braun isn’t a good defensive left fielder, he’s not costing his team, especially when he hits like he can.


And that’s really the key - there’s no position on the diamond better suited for good hitters who are terrible fielders than left field. Baseball history is littered with players hidden in the corner who were feared at the plate, and Andujar could fill that same gap. The positional adjustment for left field is super generous, meaning all projection systems acknowledge left is not a spot for your best fielder.


The catch is, you need to be a really good hitter. Over the last ten years, left fielders have hit to a 107 wRC+, while third basemen have managed a 98. The offensive floor is just higher in the outfield, so if Andujar takes a step back at the plate in 2020 - when he’s projected for a 104 wRC+ - suddenly he’s a below average offensive left fielder, learning a new position in one of the larger corners in the American League.


There’s no easy answer to the Andujar quandry, but unless a team swoops in with an impressive trade offer, it’s probably a problem best solved on its own. He’s a talented hitter who’s probably due for regression, he could likely be exposed anywhere on the diamond you put him, but he’s “blocked” at third by a guy with no MLB track record. I expect the Yankees will wait and see what Urshela is before any decision is made on Andujar, within the organization and defensive alignment or otherwise.


10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 10:48AM #364
NY23
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New York Yankees: Mike Ford will have a bigger role next season


Everyone remembers Mike Ford’s pitch hitting walk-off home run against the Oakland Athletics last season, but there’s a bigger meaning behind Ford’s role on the New York Yankees. Ford’s swing is underlooked, as he has some serious power coming from the left side.


With Didi Gregorius looking like he won’t return in pinstripes next season, the Yankees are lacking left-handed power. The team currently only has three players swinging it from the left side who are Ford, Tyler Wade, and Mike Tauchman.


Ford appeared in 50 games for the New York Yankees last season where he posted a .259 batting average and slugged 12 home runs knocking in 25 RBIs. He did really well for the position he was thrown in and earned his spot in those games.


It looks like between Luke Voit and DJ LeMahieu, first base is pretty much locked up for next season. However, I think Ford will find himself in the designated hitter role a considerable amount. Especially since the Yankees don’t have many left-handers, he is definitely one of the better options as a DH coming off the bench.


Ford had an incredible year down in triple-A with the Railriders. He slugged .303 with a .401 OBP while hitting 23 home runs through 79 games. In 349 plate appearances, Ford only fanned 55 times.


Besides Ford, Clint FrazierMike Tauchman, and Miguel Andujar are all guys that can swing it as well and potentially be in the DH spot. I believe it’s all going to come down who stays healthy and frankly whoever is producing the most at the plate.

10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 10:50AM #365
NY23
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The Yankees’ 40-man roster and its position player depth


Yesterday’s contract tender deadline for all 40-man players came and went with a whimper for the Yankees. Everyone who needed to be tendered a deal was offered one, meaning the 40-man roster remains full. And really, the team has 41 players because Domingo Germán is excluded while on the restricted list. Of that group, the Yankees have just 16 position players.


There’s still plenty of offseason remaining, so things will shuffle around between now and spring training. But in looking at the roster right now, it’s clear that the Yankees are a little bit imbalanced. Assuming they carry an even split of 13 pitchers and 13 fielders in 2020, they’ll only have three others readily available in the minors. That may not necessarily be a problem, but it’d be nice to have a little more flexible depth.


By flexible depth, I’m particularly calling out MLB-ready players with options. Here’s the Yankees’ current option situation:

  • Options remaining: Tyler Wade, Thairo Estrada, Clint Frazier, Mike Ford, Estevan Florial
  • Out of options: Kyle Higashioka, Mike Tauchman, Gio Urshela

Now, there are others with options like Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres. However, something horrible would have to go wrong in order for either to be in consideration for a demotion.


Since Florial is unlikely to play a role in 2020, the team essentially has only four guys who can go up-and-down as the front office pleases. Chances are that one of Wade or Estrada is the club’s reserve infielder, but after that, it’s a little murkier.


The Bombers will need a fourth outfielder, but that probably will be Tauchman once Brett Gardner presumably returns. That leaves Frazier wasting away in Triple-A again, though a trade certainly is possible.


Then there’s Ford, who was terrific in his stint with the Bombers this season. But, assuming Luke Voit is fine and the DH spot is occupied by Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andújar, what kind of role does Ford really have? He’s basically just an injury replacement because it’s hard to see him playing at all as the 26th man.


All of this is a long-winded way of saying that the Yankees still have some 40-man cleanup to do. It may not necessarily be anything exciting, but they could use a little more balance between pitchers and position players. If they were to run into another slew of injuries in the field, the team’s depth would thin out very quickly.


Additionally, they can use some of its deep pitching staff on the 40-man to consolidate things. Obviously, starting pitching is paramount to the success of this offseason. Perhaps dealing a couple of 40-man pitchers can net them a starter on the market, such as Jon Gray or Dylan Bundy. That’d help them accomplish the goal of improving the pitching staff while creating room for more infielders and outfielders.


Again, the winter is just beginning. The 40-man roster is bound to look a lot different over the coming weeks and months. For now, accounting for the situation as it stands could hint at the team’s upcoming plans.

10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 10:56AM #366
NY23
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 Breakdown of the Yankees Depth: Shortstop t.co/Qx7DdQqHW3


The New York Yankees created a depth crisis for themselves at shortstop in not offering Didi Gregorius a contract. The only position that’s in more dire need of attention is our starting pitching.


Just how bad is it?


In my last breakdown of the Yankees depth, I talked about how much of a mistake it would be to move Gleyber Torres over to shortstop. He’s far and away from a better second baseman than shortstop on a professional level. And you can’t move DJ over there because he only has a handful of innings playing the position as a pro, and they never hit him the ball in those innings.


That leaves career benchwarmer/utility man Tyler Wade and rookie utility man Thairo Estrada. For the Yankees to turn to one of them as their everyday shortstop in 2020 is ludicrous. It’s not out of the question that this could happen down the line, but most definitely not for 2020.


What about the minors?


The highest prospect we have at the position is Anthony Volpe, who we drafted this year. He’s expected to be major league ready by 2023 at the earliest. It could be longer as Volpe is only 18, and may be putting off playing to get his degree. Volpe is our 10th best prospect.


The next best prospect is Josh Smith, who’s currently at the short season single A level Staten Island Yankees. He’s projected to join the show in 2022. He’s 18 on the Yankees prospect list.


Then there is Oswald Peraza, who’s playing for the A affiliate Charleston River Dogs. He’s also projected to be MLB ready by 2022 and is 28th on the list.


So… no matter what… we have to bridge the gap to AT LEAST 2022 before a homegrown shortstop is ready?! And this is at the earliest.


The Choice is Clear


Resign Didi to a 3 year, $36 million contract. That’s $12 million a year, ensuring those kids only come up when they’re ready. And that’s $5 million less than what they’d pay him on the qualifying offer.

10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 3:55PM #367
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Dec 3, 2019 -- 10:45AM, NY23 wrote:


Could the Yankees turn Miguel Andujar into an outfielder?


Putting one of the possible answers to the third base question to the test



Few things drive debate in Yankee discourse like what to do with Miguel Andujar. A lost season on the heels of a Rookie of the Year finalist year in 2018 puts pretty big error bars around his 2020 projections. Furthermore, the emergence of Gio Urshela as an equally good hitter and better defender casts some doubt on whether Andujar has a position to play on next year’s Yankees.


One of the solutions to this logjam could be setting Andujar in the outfield. There’s certainly a spot for another outfielder on this team - Aaron Hicks is out until at least June with Tommy John surgery, Brett Gardner is still a free agent, which is curious in itself, and the Yankees don’t seem comfortable with using Giancarlo Stanton as a full time left fielder. Aaron Judge and Mike Tauchman have their roster spots locked up, but there’s an opening if Andujar is the right guy to fill it.


On raw athleticism, Miguel might fit the bill. He’s one of the quicker 3B in the league, with a 27.8 ft/s sprint speed in the top quartile of all guys at the hot corner in 2018. His shoulder injury wouldn’t affect his legs obviously, and he’s only 23, so it’s entirely possible he’s still as fast as ever, and that plays well in a big Yankee Stadium left field. He’s always had a plus arm, with FanGraphs giving him a 70 tool arm in their 2018 prospect rankings.


So, good speed and a good arm, those are two key traits for any outfielder. Andujar’s horrible defensive metrics at third aren’t really the end of the world either; Ryan Braun was his closest comp in terms of just how bad he was as an infielder, and while Braun isn’t a good defensive left fielder, he’s not costing his team, especially when he hits like he can.


And that’s really the key - there’s no position on the diamond better suited for good hitters who are terrible fielders than left field. Baseball history is littered with players hidden in the corner who were feared at the plate, and Andujar could fill that same gap. The positional adjustment for left field is super generous, meaning all projection systems acknowledge left is not a spot for your best fielder.


The catch is, you need to be a really good hitter. Over the last ten years, left fielders have hit to a 107 wRC+, while third basemen have managed a 98. The offensive floor is just higher in the outfield, so if Andujar takes a step back at the plate in 2020 - when he’s projected for a 104 wRC+ - suddenly he’s a below average offensive left fielder, learning a new position in one of the larger corners in the American League.


There’s no easy answer to the Andujar quandry, but unless a team swoops in with an impressive trade offer, it’s probably a problem best solved on its own. He’s a talented hitter who’s probably due for regression, he could likely be exposed anywhere on the diamond you put him, but he’s “blocked” at third by a guy with no MLB track record. I expect the Yankees will wait and see what Urshela is before any decision is made on Andujar, within the organization and defensive alignment or otherwise.





I've said it a hundred times, Andujar can and has a better than even chance of being the LF in the future, many an average infielder has became a great outfielder... 

10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 4:05PM #368
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Somewhere they need to get some lefty bats in that lineup. More and more I'me starting to believe Andujar will be traded. I wanted them to trade him 2 years ago when he had a tremendous year and Drury to take over third. I'm betting they could have gotten a very good starter if they packaged him back then

10 months ago  ::  Dec 03, 2019 - 8:00PM #369
NY23
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Farmhands who could contribute in 2020


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While these signings may or may not take place, the Yankees have some farmhands who could be a big part of the success (or failure) in 2020. It would be great if the Yankees signed an ace and maybe also traded for another one. In the absence of those trades and signings, however, the below players could play a major role in the Yankees season next year.


1. Deivi Garcia, SP – He is a top prospect and has great stuff. The spin rates are off the charts, and the velocity is top notch. Sitting in the mid-90’s and hitting upper 90’s, Garcia could probably help the Yankees already in the bullpen. That’s his floor though, and the Yankees are hoping to see him approach his ceiling. If there is an injury in the rotation, Garcia could find himself making starts at some point in 2020. There is even an outside chance he makes the rotation out of Spring Training. If and when he makes his debut, he will be an exciting player to watch and could be a huge breakout player.


2. Nick Nelson, SP – Another starter with mid-90’s heat that touches the upper 90’s, Nelson has blossomed into a player who will in all likelihood become a major leaguer. Whether that happens in 2020 remains to be seen. Nelson would probably benefit from a full year in Triple-A, however he could be called upon for spot starts or filling in for an injured starter. His stuff also would play out of the bullpen. If there is an injury Nelson could be called upon in that role as well.


3. Trey Amburgey, LF – Amburgey has slowly but steadily worked his way up through the minor league ranks. He spent 2019 in Triple-A and fared pretty well. He finished the year with 22 homeruns and a .274/.329/.494/.822 line. He also hit 31 doubles and three triples. He is a left fielder who has increased his power numbers every season. He is solid across the board, including defensively. He would make a good 4th or 5th outfielder. The Yankees could have a need for him in 2020, especially if they don’t sign another outfielder in free agency. If there is an injury or two, Amburgey could have a Tauchman-like impact on the major league team. He may get selected in the rule 5 draft though, in which case he is the type of player who has a high likelihood of sticking on a 26-man roster.


4. Mandy Alvarez, 3B – Alvarez is another player who has steadily worked his way up the minor league ladder. In 2019, he finished with a .270/.324/.417/.742 line split equally between Double-A and Triple-A. He had 11 HR, 31 doubles, and one triple. Alvarez is 25 and plays a solid third base to go along with decent offensive production. A team could look to swipe him in the rule 5, as another guy with a high probability of sticking. If not, he is a nice option to have in case there are injuries to Gio Urshela and Miguel Andujar.


5. Brooks Kriske, RP – Kriske earned some notoriety when the Yankees protected him on the 40-man roster recently. He had an excellent year mostly in Double-A, finishing with a 2.08 ERA and 80 K : 28 BB in 60.2 innings. Kriske ran his fastball up to 98 this season, sitting mostly in the 95-96 mph range. He also throws an above average slider. He will likely play in Triple-A in 2020 and is a phone call away from making his debut in the majors. If he is able to replicate his success from 2019, Kriske could become a valuable bullpen piece for the Yanks.


6. Gosuke Katoh, 2B – Most have all but given up on Gosuke Katoh, given that he never really lived up to his fantastic first season in the GCL. That said, he reached Triple-A this season and his numbers at that level were good. In 83 Triple-A games, he finished with a .279/.382/.443/.825 line with 11 homeruns, 10 doubles, and eight SB. Including his time in Double-A, the final line was .267/.362/.401/.763 with 13 doubles, one triple, 11 homeruns, and 11 SB. Those numbers are solid for a second baseman. He too will be exposed to the rule 5 draft, although I don’t see him being selected. Still, he is a plus defender with some improving power and speed. The ingredients are there to be a solid backup infielder and if there are injuries in 2020 the Yankees may need help in that department.


7. Wendell Rijo, 2B – Rijo is another middle infielder who could see time with the Yankees. He too saw a power surge in 2019. He finished with a .258/.325/.438/.763 line over three levels. He had 13 HR, 24 doubles, and four SB. Rijo is a contact hitter who can put a charge into the ball from time to time. Rijo can play an average second base but is seen as a hit first type of player. An injury or two in the middle infield could result in a callup for Rijo, and he might surprise a few people with his bat. He is still just 24.


8. Daniel Alvarez, RP – Alvarez is a spin rate darling with his deadly fastball and changeup combination. He used that stuff to have a wildly successful year in 2019. Alvarez had 76 K : 23 BB and a 2.29 ERA in 59 innings. Batters hit just .193 against him. He was not protected in the rule 5 draft, so he could be gone this season. If he stays with the team, Alvarez will start in Triple-A and could easily become a part of the Scranton Shuttle if the bullpen in the Bronx needs some help.


9. Mike King, SP – 2018 was a tremendous breakout season for Mike King. He went from an afterthought in a trade with the Florida Marlins to being on the brink of the major leagues. His velocity climbed from the low-90’s to the mid-90’s, and so did his strikeout numbers. 2019 was more of a struggle. He was injured for most of the year and when he came back, he struggled initially. Once he was able to shake of the rust he pitched well. He even threw two scoreless innings for the Yankees in September. Now that he’s fully healthy, King will be competing for a rotation spot out of Spring Training depending on how the offseason shakes out. I would be surprised if he didn’t make a few starts for the Yankees in 2020 regardless as there are always injuries to the rotation. The best quality about King is that he locates all of his pitches at will.


10. Trevor Lane, RP – Lane is a lefty who has had great stats at every level of the minors. He even pitched in Triple-A in 2019. He finished with a 2.05 ERA and 74 K : 26 BB in 74.2 innings. He had a .170 average against. Lane is eligible for the rule five draft this year and certainly could get taken. He has low-90’s velocity with several solid secondary pitches. As with all of the relievers on this list, if he has a big season in Triple-A he could find himself in the Bronx at some point.


11. Ben Heller, RP – Heller is on the 40-man roster already which gives him an advantage in making the team. He also has been oft injured the past two seasons, which will make it more difficult for him. He has a high spin rate, high velocity 94-97 mph fastball that has hit triple digits. He also throws a slider which can be a plus pitch. When he has been healthy, he has been quite effective. He struck out nine and had a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings this September, which is encouraging for 2020.


12. Brian Keller, SP – Keller was injured for about half of 2019 and it’s not so much that he took a step back, but he failed to take a step forward. He maintained his stuff but didn’t advance it. Keller is eligible for the rule five draft this year so hopefully he doesn’t get drafted, but that is doubtful at this point anyway. He has a nice four pitch mix and has upped his stock over the years as his velocity has increased. Keller also has pinpoint control. If his stuff takes another jump in 2020 he could be ready to contribute to the majors as a starter or long reliever. Despite the injuries, he had a 3.79 ERA and 62 K : 19 BB in 76 innings this year.


13. Chris Gittens, 1B – Gittens is a big dude but is athletic for his size. He won defensive first baseman of the year in Trenton this year. Gittens is also eligible for the rule five draft and I wouldn’t be shocked if he got drafted, although my money is against it. He had a phenomenal year in Double-A in 2019, hitting .281/.393/.500/.893 with 23 homeruns. Needless to say if he keeps up that production or even improves in Triple-A, the Yankees could have a need at first base at some point in 2020. It would be fun to see how his power can translate to the majors.


14. Hoy Jun Park, SS – Yet another rule five eligible player, Park had a nice season in Trenton in 2019. He hit .272/.363/.370/.733. This was a pretty typical year for him, including the 20 stolen bases he managed. His progress has been steady but the Yankees are still waiting for some power to show up. If it does, Park could quickly become a major league option in 2020. With the departure of Didi Gregorius, the Yankees will likely have some holes to fill in the middle infield.


15. Kyle Holder, SS – Holder is another SS, and you guessed it, he is eligible for the rule five draft. It is unlikely he gets taken, but a team could keep him as a Tyler Wade type since he is such a good defender. Holder came into his own in the second half of 2019, hitting .281/.363/.407/.770. If he can continue that offensive surge, Holder could become a major league option. We already heard about the middle infield at the major league level, so there is some opportunity there.


16. Ben Ruta, OF – He had the opposite season as Holder, starting off red hot and then cooling off significantly in the second half. Still, Ruta has great speed and athleticism and knows how to steal a base. He may start in Triple-A in 2020, which would put him in position to get some innings in the outfield if an injury or two occurs and he goes back to his hitting ways of the first half of 2019. I’ve always been a big fan of Ruta because of his athleticism. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he finds his way to the majors in 2020 and makes an impact.


17. James Reeves, RP – Reeves is another left-handed reliever who had a tremendous year in Double-A. He finished with 83 K : 26 BB and a 1.87 ERA in 67.1 innings. He had a .177 average against. Reeves has dominated every season in the minors as a reliever. He too is rule five eligible. I’d like to see what he can do at Triple-A this year. Reeves is a low-velocity guy who gets swings and misses with great movement and location. He has nothing left to prove in Double-A, and at some point you have to think this guy can get major leaguers out too.


18. Albert Abreu, SP – It wasn’t a banner year for Albert Abreu, but it wasn’t a terrible year either. He managed to throw 96.2 innings and had 91 K, but he also walked 53. He also had a .276 average against. The main question with Abreu is whether he can gain more control and command. If he can, the stuff could turn him into an ace. If not, he could move to the bullpen and blow guys away. My prediction is that the sooner they put him in the bullpen the sooner he will be in the majors permanently. If that happens in 2020 the Yankees could get a nice boost in their bullpen.


19. Adonis Rosa, SP/RP – Rosa is another ho hum low-mid 90’s pitcher with multiple solid secondary pitches. He has excellent control and has had good results every season. Rosa even pitched in the majors this season for two innings and held his own. He could be used again in a more extensive role for the 2020 Yankees.


20. Rony Garcia, SP – Garcia took a major step forward this year in terms of velocity and stuff. His fastball increased by 2 mph and he added a cutter which has turned out to be a plus pitch for him. Garcia really picked it up at the end of the season and I expect him to improve again in 2020. Garcia now has a mid 90’s fastball that touches the upper 90’s. He could be used as a starter or reliever for the Yankees in 2020.



Overlooked one of the most obvious choices who could have an impact in 2020 and beyond: RHP Clarke Schmidt -

10 months ago  ::  Dec 04, 2019 - 10:50AM #370
NY23
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NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: The Yankees reportedly met with Gerrit Cole on Tuesday, and will meet with Stephen Strasburg today. If the Bombers miss out on both pitchers, they’re considering Zack Wheeler and Madison Bumgarner as backup plans. Wheeler reportedly has received a $100 million offer from somewhere and will likely sign in the next few days, though.


FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: This is an in-depth look at Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame case, detailing his entire career. There’s obviously no question that Jeter will be elected in 2020, but it remains to be seen if he’ll join Mariano Rivera and be voted in unanimously.


NJ.com | Randy Miller: The Brewers have made Josh Hader available. He’s set to make about $5 million next year, and won’t be a free agent until after 2023. Miller suggests a possible trade package of Miguel AndujarDeivi GarciaChance Adams and Jonathan Holder for Hader. Would you pull the trigger on that deal?

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