That is the 2019 iteration of what would occur if the Yankees traded, reduce, and didn’t re-sign all of the gamers on their staff who’re outsiders for the subsequent three years. Solely homegrown gamers are allowed on this staff. The definition of homegrown can be anybody who has not hung out on one other group’s main league group previous to enjoying for the Yankees and spent at the very least one full yr within the Yankees farm system.
Catcher – Gary Sanchez – .280/.350/.498/.848 with 35 HR, 91 RBI
I don’t see the Yankees letting Gary Sanchez go if he doesn’t proceed his abysmal manufacturing from 2018. He’s considered one of if not one of the best energy hitting catcher within the league, and his protection shouldn’t be almost as dangerous because the press makes it out to be. He’s a type of gamers with the power to hold a workforce for lengthy stretches when he’s scorching and has all-star potential each season.
Backup Catcher – Kyle Higashioka .240/.330/.400/.730 with 5 homeruns and 30 RBI
I really like Austin Romine, however as quickly as he begins costing the Yankees cash to carry onto, it’s going to make extra sense to place Kyle Higashioka on this position. Higgy is a strong defensive backstop and has shocking pop and energy. He can hit homeruns and even hit for common if given common enjoying time. His bat is best than most backup backstops, and he’s received a terrific head on his shoulders.
First Base – Dermis Garcia – .255/.330/.530/.860 with 35 homeruns and 99 RBI
I’m nonetheless holding out hope for Greg Chook to show his profession round, however the prospects are starting to look grim. In the meantime, Dermis Garcia is beginning to flip himself right into a powerhouse within the minor leagues. He exploded within the second half final yr and I might anticipate extra of the identical from him in 2019. By the point 2022 comes round, he can be able to pound main league pitchers. He’s obtained 50 homerun potential, so the Yankees might have one thing particular on their arms if he doesn’t bust.
Backup First Base – Greg Chook
Second Base – Gleyber Torres – .311/.395/.495/.890 with 34 HR, 110 RBI
The Yankees have a celebrity at second and he shouldn’t go anyplace. He’s prime notch each defensively and offensively and could possibly be an all-star for years to return. He has energy, velocity, instincts, and a terrific arm. He’s a keeper and hopefully the Yankees can maintain onto him for a very long time.
Backup Second Base – Thairo Estrada
Shortstop – Oswald Peraza – .295/.355/.400/.755 with 13 homeruns, 65 RBI, 30 2B, 20 SB
There are a selection of certified candidates within the minors proper now, however none of them have actually separated themselves from the pack. Oswald Peraza is sneaky good. He’s a superior defensive shortstop and may hit for each common and energy. These talents haven’t manifested themselves in video games but, however I anticipate him to take a serious step ahead in 2019 and probably transfer via the system quickly. That is probably the most troublesome place to foretell, as there are 5-6 guys within the system who’re candidates.
Backup Shortstop: Diego Castillo
Third Base – Miguel Andujar – .305/.345/.510/.855 with 35 HR, 115 RBI
If we’re sticking with homegrown expertise, nobody can exchange Miguel Andujar on this system. He has 30 homeruns potential and is a doubles machine. Positive, his protection is suspect. That’s sure to enhance over time although and he has youth on his aspect. I see a number of all-star video games in his future.
Backup Third Base – Nelson Gomez
Centerfield – Estevan Florial – .275/.330/.480/.810 with 25 HR, 20 SB, 91 RBI
He had a rocky 2019 with some accidents, however he’s a surefire 5 software athlete with the power to hit, steal bases, and play stellar protection in centerfield. Well being can be a serious concern going ahead, and he’s removed from a completed product. Then again, this can be a man who has the potential to be a perennial all-star. He’s probably the greatest centerfielders within the minors, and I consider he will probably be a staple in centefield.
Backup Centerfielder – Everson Perreira
Left Subject – Antonio Cabello – .290/.360/.501/.861 with 25 HR, 25 SB, 100 RBI
With Brett Gardner lastly out of the image, left subject shall be broad open within the subsequent couple of years. Cabello has the look of a man who’s going to rocket by way of the system. He hammered rookie ball pitching in 2018 and is more likely to skip a number of ranges and begin in Charleston. He too has 5 instruments and might be a plus defender in left area. He has a number of Mike Trout qualities and could possibly be a star within the league if issues break proper.
Backup Left Subject – Raimfer Salinas
Proper Subject – Aaron Decide – .280/.390/.520/.910 with 44 HR, 120 RBI
Decide is a celebrity and he isn’t going anyplace for a couple of years. I think the Yankees will lock him up long run and hold him because the face of the franchise. He’ll anchor this staff for years to return and hopefully lead the Yankees to a few rings. He’s a homerun machine and a very good fielder. Will probably be enjoyable to observe his profession develop.
Designated Hitter – Clint Frazier – .275/.340/.480/.820 with 33 HR, 100 RBI, 15 SB
Frazier will definitely play some outfield within the Bronx in 2022, however he’ll rotate with a number of the different outfielders to play some DH as nicely. He can play all three outfield positions nicely, and he additionally is understood to have some critical pop with the bat. The Yankees did nicely to maintain him round, and he too has the expertise to be a perennial all-star if he can overcome his current damage points.
Backup DH – Canaan Smith
Beginning Pitcher Quantity One – Luis Severino – 20-5 with a 2.78 ERA and >1 Okay/IP
It’s no secret that Severino has pitched like an ace. He’s one of the best homegrown beginning pitcher the Yankees have had since Andy Pettitte. Sevy has the speed, stuff, and management to be a mainstay with the Yankees for years to return. Extra importantly, he is aware of the right way to pitch within the Bronx, which is a large deal. They may maintain him so long as he stays wholesome.
Beginning Pitcher Quantity Two – Jonathan Loaisiga – 15-7 with a three.23 ERA and >1 Okay/IP
Loaisiga has the identical sort of disposition as Severino. Nothing phases him. He additionally has the identical sort of electrical stuff, poise, and skill to find. It’s going to take one other yr or two for him to actually set up himself within the rotation, however by 2022 he shall be firmly entrenched within the rotation and the Yankees could have themselves a star on their arms.
Beginning Pitcher Quantity Three – Clarke Schmidt – 18-5 with a three.5 ERA and 190 Okay : 30 BB in 200 innings
Schmidt is lastly going to be launched in 2019 within the minors. He performed final season however was on strict limitations. Now that he’s absolutely wholesome, anticipate to see him transfer shortly by way of the system. He has a mid to upper-90’s fastball, and his secondary choices are already as much as par. By 2022 he shall be firmly entrenched within the rotation, probably hitting the majors arduous in 2021.
Beginning Pitcher Quantity 4 – Albert Abreu – 12-Eight with a three.Eight ERA and 230 Okay : 68 BB in 200 innings.
Albert Abreu has an incredible arsenal. Albert Abreu has been efficient when wholesome. Albert Abreu has not been capable of keep wholesome. The largest factor he must do over the subsequent two seasons is keep wholesome. If he does that, he could also be much more than a quantity 4 pitcher.
Beginning Pitcher Quantity 5 – Roansy Contreras – 15-6 with a three.four ERA and 208 Okay : 49 BB in 190 IP
Yet one more high-end pitcher within the system, Contreras is on the event tract to turn into excess of a fifth pitcher. If all 5 of those gamers hit their ceilings, this rotation is extra of a 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, and 1e group. All of them have the potential to be ace or #2 sort pitchers. Contreras is already mid to higher 90’s with super secondary stuff. He has the seems of a man who will fly by way of the system. He’s just like Luis Severino on the similar stage.
Beginning Pitcher Quantity Six – Deivi Garcia – Eight-5 with a four.05 ERA and 100 Okay : 19 BB in 85 innings.
Since there are all the time accidents and the sixth man will inevitably get vital time, he’s value mentioning right here. Garcia had an incredible yr in 2018 on the farm, and there’s no cause to assume he gained’t proceed that success into 2019 and past. There’s an excellent probability he might be part of the rotation, and he too has that #2 starter ceiling. With this group, the Yankees might be taking a look at one of many prime rotations within the league, even when they maintain it 100% residence grown.
RP1 – Dellin Betances – 1.Eight ERA and 40 + saves
He has been a stalwart since his rookie season. As soon as the Yankees moved him to the bullpen, he completely took off. Together with his 100-mph fastball and devastating breaking ball, he might be an impression reliever for years to return.
RP2 – Domingo Acevedo – 2.three ERA and 90 Okay in 60 IP
He’s very Betances-like in that he’s a man who has had loads of success as a starter within the minors. He additionally is a large specimen when it comes to measurement and may dial it as much as the high-90’s briefly spurts. Acevedo has a great probability to truly hit his ceiling as a starter however I feel shutdown reliever is his final vacation spot.
RP3 – Chad Inexperienced – 2.four ERA and 85 Okay in 65 IP
Inexperienced has been constant and devastatingly good in aid for the Yankees. He has discovered his area of interest and his numbers have been stellar since his transition to the bullpen. He’s a particular expertise and the Yankees ought to maintain onto him if they will.
RP4 – Stephen Tarpley – 2.75 ERA and 60 Okay in 60 IP
Tarpley made his debut with the Yankees in 2018 and it was spectacular. He was even on their playoff roster. As a lefty who dominated all the best way up the minors, Tarpley has a mid-90’s fastball, dominating secondary pitches, and pinpoint management. That is all a recipe for fulfillment, and the Yankees ought to proceed to see that.
RP5 – Jonathan Holder – three.2 ERA and 60 Okay in 60 IP
Holder has proved himself to be dependable within the bullpen, and that’s the most essential high quality a reliever can have. He’s constant and you already know what to anticipate from him. His efficiency is Adam Warren-like. Merely put, Holder will get guys out. He ought to proceed to try this for years within the MLB.
RP6 – Probability Adams – three.1 ERA and 70 Okay in 50 IP
Probability Adams has the potential to be a serious league starter. If that doesn’t work out, nevertheless, he has the ground of a profitable late-inning reliever. He can hit excessive velocities briefly spurts and has the secondary stuff to baffle hitters in that position. Don’t be stunned to see him get appears as a reliever this yr, and by 2012 he must be firmly entrenched as a member of the key league bullpen.
RP7 – Joe Harvey – 2.Eight ERA and 52 Okay in 50 IP
Harvey established himself as a serious league bullpen choice together with his efficiency in 2018. He performed so nicely the Yankees added him to their 40-man roster this offseason. This bodes nicely for his future and raises the probability that he can be used within the bullpen this yr. Harvey is one other upper-90’s expertise with secondary choices, management, and a minor league monitor report to die for.
RP8 – Mike King – three.5 ERA and 45 Okay in 55 IP
King got here out of nowhere this yr to grow to be among the best pitchers in your complete system. He elevated his velocity and mowed guys down. The elevated velocity didn’t harm his management both. Now you could have a man with energy, management, and secondary pitches. He very properly might break in as a starter, but when not he ought to have the ability to turn into a bullpen stalwart. With all of this pitching expertise, the longer term appears shiny for the Yankees.
General, this seems like a playoff group no less than. If you bear in mind that the payroll for a group that appears like this might be astoundingly low, it turns into obvious that the Yankees have a vibrant future. In actuality the Yankees won’t fill their roster with solely homegrown expertise. They’ll have some free agent studs within the lineup to bolster this group, and that may end in a staff that’s going to be extraordinarily gifted for years to return. They only have to take it to the subsequent degree and begin profitable some world collection championships!