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Olney—Yankees can overpower all rivals after Encarnacion trade

1B DJ LeMahieu
LF Aaron Judge
CF Aaron Hicks
C Gary Sanchez
RF Giancarlo Stanton
SS Didi Gregorius
DH Edwin Encarnacion
2B Gleyber Torres
3B Gio Urshela

Jim Furtado Posted: June 16, 2019 at 10:53 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. I am Ted F'ing Williams Posted: June 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM (#5852755)
Wouldn't it be Voit at 1B and LeMahieu at 3B? Urshela's babip has started to come back to earth.

Also not sure why Hicks over Gardner, seems like a platoon situation.
   2. Brian Posted: June 17, 2019 at 12:08 PM (#5852773)
Because Gardner sucks?
   3. catomi01 Posted: June 17, 2019 at 06:37 PM (#5852959)
Gardner has been surging lately and is having a pretty good year with the bat, but still only at a 100 OPS+...so yeah, Hicks should be the primary starter, but I think Gardner ends up playing a lot more than a typical 4th OF.

Same with Urshela - now that the bat has cooled and people are getting healthy, give him a start or two a week at 3rd, and take advantage of LeMahieu and Torres' flexibility to keep everyone fresh.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 17, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5853052)
Wouldn't it be Voit at 1B and LeMahieu at 3B? Urshela's babip has started to come back to earth.

I think Urshela's going to be fine, but he shouldn't be starting over LeMahieu, Didi, Torres or Voit. He's the perfect backup 3B who can give any of those first three a day or two off.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: June 17, 2019 at 11:17 PM (#5853054)
Wouldn't it be Voit at 1B and LeMahieu at 3B? Urshela's babip has started to come back to earth.

yes

but does the other team get to bat against the Yankees pitchers? because that could be a factor as well.
   6. Brian Posted: June 18, 2019 at 11:06 AM (#5853108)
Gardner's OPS+ since 2015: 103, 92, 104, 89, 102. He has historically collapsed in the second half, even more so the last few years so that 102 he's sporting now is in danger. The only thing keeping his defense from being a major topic of conversation is Frazier's.

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