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A Quick Look: Good Enough Right Now?

by Paul Semendinger

January 1, 2023

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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



16 Comments


Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Jan 01, 2023

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

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yankeesblog
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::


https://www.fangraphs.com/projections.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&type=steamer&team=9&lg=all&players=


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


https://www.fangraphs.com/projections.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&type=steamer&team=21&lg=all&players=


which one looks stronger?


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fuster
Jan 01, 2023
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you started out referencing the Steamer projections


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

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fuster
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

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Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Jan 01, 2023
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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.


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This from mlb.com 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…


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discomike144
discomike144
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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