New Year’s Yankees Pessimism
It made me wonder, what if the players on the team, the current Yankees, just perform at their worst levels?
What if each player on this team matched his career worst year?
If that happens, we’ll be looking at a long summer. It would be a nightmare.
This is what it would look like…
The following stats come only after a player established himself as a big leaguer. I didn’t count a player’s rookie season (for good or bad) except for Jordan Montgomery. This was also more challenging than I thought it would be because I tried to discount seasons that the player lost significant time due to injury. As such, these are rough numbers.
I basically took each batter’s worst ever batting averages, homers, and RBI (or pro-rated the numbers for 150 games).
For the starting pitchers, I took their lowest wins, most losses, and highest ERA.
For the relief pitchers, I just posted their career worst ERA over a full season
1B – Luke Voit .263/15/36
2B – Gleyber Torres .243/11/57
SS – TBD (*If D.J. LeMahieu returns, Torres moves to shortstop)
3B – Gio Urshela .224/2/33
LF – Clint Frazier .267/12/38
CF – Aaron Hicks .215/2/39
RF – Aaron Judge .257/27/55
C – Gary Sanchez .147/18/42
DH – Giancarlo Stanton .240/24/62
SP – Gerrit Cole 116 IP, 7-12, 4.26
SP – Domingo German 85.2 IP, 2-6, 5.57
SP – Luis Severino 71 IP, 3-8, 5.83
SP – Jordan Montgomery 155 innings, 9 wins, 3.88, 165 strikeout (this was his only full season)
RP – Aroldis Chapman 3.60
RP – Zack Britton 5.07
RP- Adam Ottavino 5.89
RP – Chad Green 4.17
Well, this is not what dreams are made of.
We can hope this (or something similar) does not happen.