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Tuesday Discussion: HOME RUNS!

January 16, 2025

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This week we asked our writers to predict some home run totals for the 2024 Yankees:


How many home runs will the 2024 Yankees hit as a team and by the following players:

Aaron Judge

Juan Soto

Anthony Rizzo

Giancarlo Stanton

Gleyber Torres

Anthony Volpe

Alex Verdugo

Austin Wells

DJ LeMahieu


Here are their replies:

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Paul Semendinger - I would like to be optimistic here!

Aaron Judge - 46

Juan Soto - 39

Anthony Rizzo - 24

Giancarlo Stanton - 27

Gleyber Torres - 32

Anthony Volpe - 16

Alex Verdugo - 8

Austin Wells - 19

DJ LeMahieu - 12

(Cody Bellinger - 39, why not?)

TEAM = 285

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Cary Greene -

Aaron Judge - 46

Juan Soto - 38

Anthony Rizzo - 24

Giancarlo Stanton - 26

Gleyber Torres - 25

Anthony Volpe - 20

Alex Verdugo - 13

Austin Wells - 11

DJ LeMahieu -15

Reserves Combined - 33

Yankees Total Team HR's - 251 (Last year, the Yankees hit 219)

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James Vliestra -

Aaron Judge 46

Juan Soto 34

Anthony Rizzo 22

Giancarlo Stanton 27

Gleyber Torres 24

Anthony Volpe 25

Alex Verdugo 18

Austin Wells 15

DJ LeMahieu 11

Team - 238

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Ethan Semendinger -

Aaron Judge = 50

Juan Soto = 30

Anthony Rizzo = 25

Giancarlo Stanton = 25

Gleyber Torres = 25

Anthony Volpe = 15

Alex Verdugo = 15

Austin Wells = 15

DJ LeMahieu = 10

Team = 240

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Mike Whiteman -

Aaron Judge - 44

Juan Soto - 33

Anthony Rizzo - 16

Giancarlo Stanton - 28 (I think Stanton will start fast and hit like ten home runs in his first twenty games, start a frenzy ("he's back") then settle in for an OK season

Gleyber Torres - 30 - and make for a tough resigning choice for the Yanks. 

Anthony Volpe - 18

Alex Verdugo - 22

Austin Wells - 13

DJ LeMahieu - 12

I think the Yankees will hit 230 home runs in 2024

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Tim Kabel:

Aaron Judge - 58

Juan Soto - 42

Anthony Rizzo - 32

Giancarlo Stanton - 22

Gleyber Torres - 27

Anthony Volpe - 22

Alex Verdugo - 20

Austin Wells - 25

DJ LeMahieu - 11

Team Total - 273

5 Comments


Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
Jan 16

The main factor here is that because of the addition of Soto and other hitters who are much better than what we had last year, it's going to make the numbers better for most of the home run hitters on that list, because they will have more protection in the lineup. Also, it is important to insert both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton between two of the lefty hitters, so each of them has lefty hitters before and after them, thus making it tougher for opposing pitchers and causing opposing teams to burn more pitchers trying to play the "lefty against righty" and "righty against lefty" percentages.

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Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
Jan 16
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With what you say, that sounds perfect, because Judge will be sandwiched in between 2 left handed hitters. Stanton would automatically be better if he has a dangerous left handed hitter batting after him.

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fuster
Jan 16

Judge will not be going crazy with home runs and should not be expected to but narrowly exceed 70 for the season


the other guys will have to pick up the slack

in order for the team to get to 266

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Alan B.
Alan B.
Jan 16

Can I have 250 HRs with a team BA of .250 too?

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