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A Quick Look: Good Enough Right Now?

by Paul Semendinger

January 1, 2023


The following is a quick look at the probable starting position players for the 2023 Yankees and their projected 2023 statistics from baseball-reference.

The first statistics are old-time traditional stats - Batting Average/Home Runs/Runs Batted In

The next featured are - On Base Percentage/Slugging Percentage/On Base + Slugging

2023 Projected Yankees Position Players

1B- Anthony Rizzo: .231/23/61 .330/.434/.765

2B - Gleyber Torres: .258/16/62 .323/.412/.735

SS - Oswald Peraza: .265/6/22 .342/.417/.757

3B - Josh Donaldson: .228/18/60 .316/.398/.714

UTL - D.J. LeMahieu: .266/12/48 .346/.388/.735

UTL - Oswaldo Cabrera: .253/9/32 .319/.416/.736

UTL - Isiah Kiner-Falefa: .265/7/45 .315/.356/.671

UTL - Anthony Volpe: No projection from baseball-reference

LF - Estevan Florial: .235/6/21 .314/.383/.696

CF - Harrison Bader: .251/11/42 .311/.401/.711

RF - Aaron Judge: .288/41/99 .383/.570/.953

DH - Giancarlo Stanton: .239/26/73 .320/.457/.776

OF - Aaron Hicks: .218/10/42 .320/.343/.663

C - Jose Trevino: .242/10/45 .283/.374/.657

C - Kyle Higashioka: .221/13/42 .273/.385/.658


Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Jan 01, 2023

That slash line for Peraza is pretty impressive. I hope he lives up to it.


Jan 01, 2023

Not good enough right now. Still weak at LF, 3B, C and possibly SS. Not enough lefty bats.

Here are the Steamer projections for the Yankees::

and the Astros (which is the one we should be most concerned with):

which one looks stronger?

Jan 01, 2023
Replying to

you started out referencing the Steamer projections

are you now blowing off that Steamer predicts that the Yankee rotation is significantly better?


Jan 01, 2023

seems to me that Judge should show a great increase in offense this season.

last season was not poor, but he should do much better in 2023

Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Jan 01, 2023
Replying to

I do not believe Wells will be a back-up catcher by July. Not at all. In fact, most of what I read about him is that his future isn't as a catcher. But, even if he is called up, it would be a lot to ask for him to be a significant bat in the lineup when he's first called up and in the middle of a pennant race (hopefully), no less.

This would be especially aggressive being that he's never played above Double-A yet.


This from on Wells regarding his status as a catcher:

"few scouts outside of the organization believe he'll be a long-term catcher. Elbow problems that started in high school have left him with…


Jan 01, 2023

I like the optimism on Pereza.....I'd be stoked if he ended up there, not to mention mildly surprised. Here's hoping.

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