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Yanks vs Red Sox: Position-By-Position

by Paul Semendinger

June 25, 2021

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As the Yankees head to Boston for a HUGE series, I thought it would be fun to take a quick look at the starting players to see who has the edge:

First Base:

Luke Voit (.211/3/6) vs Bobby Dalbec (.209/9/32)

Voit has been on the IL for much of the year, but he’s back now and swinging well.

Edge- Yankees

Second Base:

D.J. LeMahieu (.262/6/25) vs Marwin Gonzalez (.194/2/16)

D.J. isn’t having the year most thought he would, but he’s doing well enough. Gonzalez has been poor.

Edge – Yankees

Shortstop:

Gleyber Torres (.246/3/23) vs Xander Bogaerts (.321/13/43)

It’s Bogaerts in a run away…

Edge – Red Sox

Third Base:

Gio Urshela (.273/9/31) vs Rafael Devers (.280/18/60)

Urshela is one of the best Yankees this year, but Devers is having a monster season. It’s Devers, again by a mile.

Edge – Red Sox

Left Field:

Miguel Andujar (.244/5/9) vs Alex Verdugo (.282/9/32)

Andujar’s bat is showing life, but it’s Verdugo hands down.

Edge – Red Sox

Center Field:

Brett Gardner (.201/2/8) vs Enrique Hernandez (.231/6/19)

I wish it were otherwise… It’s sad when a player is washed up.

Edge – Red Sox

Right Field:

Aaron Judge (.286/16/38) vs Hunter Renfroe (.260/9/34)

No, this isn’t a contest. Judge every day and twice on Sunday.

Edge – Yankees

Catcher:

Gary Sanchez (.240/13/29) vs Christian Vazquez (.259/3/29)

A few weeks ago, one might have said, “It’s close,” but Gary Sanchez is ON FIRE.

Edge – Yankees

DH:

Giancarlo Stanton (.271/13/37) vs J.D. Martinez (.304/14/46)

It’s J.D. , but it’s closer than one might think.

Edge – Red Sox

Starting Pitchers:

Domingo German (4-4, 4.17) vs Martin Perez (5-4, 4.32)

I’m calling this one even

Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 4.03) vs Nathan Eovaldi (7-4, 3.90)

It’s Eovaldi. Uggg.

Gerrit Cole (8-3, 2.33) vs Eduardo Rodriguez (5-4, 6.07)

Cole in a landslide

Edge – Even

Bullpens:

I am giving this one to the Yankees

Edge – Yankees

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Totals:

Yankees – 4 positions, plus bullpen = 5

Red Sox – 5 positions

Edge Overall – Even

This should be a great series. The Yankees are coming on strong. A big series in Boston would be huge for the Yankees.

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