A Very Quick Look At The Non-Tendered Players (A.L. Teams)
A host of players were non-tendered last night as clubs had until 8:00 p.m. to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players.
Let’s take a quick look to see if any player non-tendered by an American League club could be a piece that helps the Yankees in 2020. I’ll look at the player’s positions, often times his 2019 stats, and determine if he fits:
Domingo Santana (Mariners) – RF, .253/29/69, nice power, bats right handed. No.
Tim Beckham (Mariners) – INF, .257/15/47… not an upgrade over what the Yankees already have. No.
C.J. Cron (Twins) – 1B, .253/25/78, another righty bat. No.
Trevor Hildenberger (Twins) – A right handed relief pitcher who was pretty good in 2017. No.
Guillermo Heredia (Rays) – OF, .225/5/20 No.
Blake Treinen (A’s) – RP, Andy Singer covered this yesterday. Maybe.
Ryan Butcher (A’s) – RP, a lefty pitcher who strikes out more than a batter an inning. YES!
Josh Phegley (A’s) – C, .239/12/62, I’d be interested if Austine Romine isn’t brought back. Yes.
Kevan Smith (Angels) -C, .251/5/20, another catcher; and one who can hit. Yes.
Kevin Plawecki (Indians) – C, .222/3/17, seems to be one of the weaker catchers. No.
James Hoyt (Indians) – P, pitched in only 9 games over the last two years. No.
Marco Hernandez (Red Sox) – 2b, 3b, .250/2/11, a lefty-hitting infielder is intriguing, but ultimately, no.
Josh Osich (Red Sox) – RP, also intriguing, a good back-end relief pitcher. The Yanks could do worse. Maybe.
Jason Adam (Blue Jays) -RP, could also be a depth bullpen arm. Maybe.
Derek Law (Blue Jays) – RP, lifetime WHIP of 1.425. No.
Luke Maile (Blue Jays) – C, .151/2/9, there are other better catchers who were non-tendered. No.
Aaron Sanchez (Astros) – P, he was excellent, in 2016. I think those days are far behind him. No.
Ian Gibaut (Rangers) – RP, a depth arm. No.
Wei-Chieh Huang (Rangers) – P, he has had some success in the minors and in Taiwan. Maybe.
Ryan Burr (White Sox) -RP, he would just be a depth piece. No.
Caleb Frare (White Sox) – RP, a lefty who hasn’t had much big league success. No.
Yolmer Sanchez (White Sox) – 2b, 3b, switch-hitter who hasn’t really hit much. No power. No.
Humberto Arteaga (Royals) – SS, 2b, .197/0/11, No need. No.
Cheslor Cuthbert (Royals) – 3b, 1b, .246/9/40, a righty hitter, he doesn’t fit. No.
Jesse Hahn (Royals) – P, he was ok in 2015, not since. No.
Erick Mejia (Royals) – CF, SS, 2b, ..227/0/4, versatile, switch-hitter, but he’s never hit much. No.