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The Tuesday Discussion: 2022 Yankees Predictions

April 5, 2022

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This week we asked our writers to respond to a host of short answer predictions:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR –

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins –

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 –

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022?

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs –

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season –

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season –

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason?

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series?

How many of our writers’ answers do you agree with?

Feel free to share your own answers in the comments.

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Lincoln Mitchell:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR – Aaron Judge.

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins – Gerrit Cole

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 – 88

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? – No

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Aaron Judge

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – Zach Greinke

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – None

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? Yes and get eliminated early

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? – No

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James Vlietstra:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR –Judge. Especially if The Yankees continue to drag their feet on an extension

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins –Cole. If he doesn’t something probably has gone very bad

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 –98 regular season games

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? No. I’d love to see it but his track record says he won’t

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Judge. But Gallo and Stanton join him with 40+

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – Mike Minor or James Paxton

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – DJ LeMahieu

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? Yes

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? No. Lose to Dodgers in 6

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Cary Greene:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR – Aaron Judge: 5.3

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins – Jordan Montgomery: 17-9

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 – 89

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? Yes: 113

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Stanton: 47

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – AJ Puk, from A’s

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – nobody

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? Yes

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? No

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Patrick Gunn:

WAR: Judge

Pitcher Wins: Cole

Yankees Wins: 86

Aaron Hicks WILL play in over 100 games in 2022 (he stays healthy enough to make barely over 100 appearances this season).

Home Run Leader: Stanton

The Yankees will acquire David Peralta this season (a left-handed outfielder who would fit well in Yankees Stadium).

No Yankees will hit over .300 this season (LeMahieu very well may, but I think he just ends up close to .300 rather than over. None of the other Yankees are great average hitters, at least above .300 types. Judge and Stanton will probably end the season in the .270-.280 range).

The 2022 Yankees will just miss the playoffs (They have very serious competition in the division with Toronto pushing to improve, the Rays always surprising despite finding new players every year, and the Red Sox have a stronger lineup and coaching staff to elevate the team despite weak pitching. They compete for a wild card but ultimately fall just short).

The 2022 Yankees will not win the World Series.

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Paul Semendinger:

I am going to answer these with the optimistic eyes I have as the season dawns…

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR – Aaron Judge

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins – Gerrit Cole (next is Jameson Taillon – and it’s close, Cole with 17 or 18, Taillon with 16 or 17.)

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 – 93

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? YES! He’ll play in 117 games

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Joey Gallo (45)

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – Jon Gray

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – Isiah Kiner’-Falefa

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? YES!

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? YES!!!!

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Tim Kabel:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR – Giancarlo Stanton

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins – Gerrit Cole

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 – 98

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? No

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Aaron Judge

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – Frankie Montas

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – DJ LeMahieu, Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? Yes

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? Yes

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Chris O’Connor:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR – Gerrit Cole

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins – Gerrit Cole

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 – 93

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? Yes

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Aaron Judge

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – Michael A. Taylor

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – None

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? Yes

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? No

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Andy Singer:

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in WAR – Aaron Judge

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in Pitcher Wins – Gerrit Cole

The Yankees will win this many games in 2022 – 98 games – this team is better than the team that won 92 games last year, and I’m not sold on the Jays’ or Rays’ floors being high enough if anything goes wrong.

Will Aaron Hicks play in over 100 games in 2022? Yes – 120 games

This player will lead the 2022 Yankees in home runs – Giancarlo Stanton…he’s going to have a big year, just shy of Judge’s total WAR.

The Yankees will acquire this player during the season – Sean Murphy. The Yankees are one catcher away from being a dominant roster.

The following Yankees will bat .300 (or better) for the season – No one. A few guys get to .280-.290, like DJLM, Judge, and maybe Torres (a guy can dream), but no one else comes close.

Will the 2022 Yankees reach the postseason? Yes, definitely.

Will the Yankees win the 2022 World Series? You know what? They just might. It’ll be an uphill climb and the AL East will be brutally tough, but the Spring has me feeling optimistic, so sure – the Yanks will win it all in 2022.

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