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2017 RECAP

Record: 39 - 30

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

The Yankee offense struggled to score runs all season long provided few highlights. The pitching staff was another story. No star shined more brightly than Dellin Betances who dazzled with a 1.40 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 90 innings. As great as Betances was, had Masahiro Tanaka not missed substantial time with elbow trouble, he might have taken the Yankees top spot on the highlight reel. The Japanese import went 13-5 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 141/21 strikeout to walk ratio. This year brings the question of whether Betances can close and whether Tanaka can stay healthy. Here’s to hoping.

What Has Changed?

Frankly, not that much has changed other than in the pen with the move from David Robertson to Dellin Betances. Didi Gregorius arrived to play SS but that is relevant only to deep AL-only fantasy players and those who think the pitching staff will benefit from the fielding upgrade. Andrew Miller arrived and should continue his terrific run as a set-up man (100 strikeouts, 17 walks in 62 innings) but he will not likely close so his fantasy value ceiling is fairly low. Garrett Jones is in town and could hit 20 dingers in part time play in the Bronx but it will come with low counting numbers and a weak batting average.

What to Expect:

Expect some bounce back seasons on offense, including Brian McCann to be a lot better in year two now that he is used to the zoo and Chase Headley’s overall numbers to exceed 2014’s as he was far better once he escaped Petco’s unfriendly confines. 

This Year's Surprise:

Alex Rodriguez. No we're not drunk. ARod has pride. He will show up motivated and in shape, work hard and thrive at DH. After returning from hip surgery in 2013, he hit a dinger every 22 at-bats and posted an OBP of almost .350. He will provide far more production than his price tag.  

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Boston Red Sox 40 32
2 Tampa Bay Rays 39 36
3 New York Yankees 39 30
4 Toronto Blue Jays 35 36
5 Baltimore Orioles 35 36

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Matt Holliday LF STL
Chris Carter 1B MIL

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Austin Romine (R) NYY C 38 114 8 27 15 4 0 2 4 0 28 0 0 .237
Gary Sánchez (R) NYY C 42 157 32 46 34 5 0 12 18 0 40 2 1 .293
Kyle Higashioka (R) NYY C 9 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 .000

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Chris Carter (R) NYY 1B 55 159 17 32 23 3 1 8 18 0 66 0 0 .201
Greg Bird (L) NYY 1B 19 60 6 6 3 3 0 1 10 0 22 0 0 .100

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Starlin Castro (R) NYY 2B 69 280 52 90 44 13 1 12 15 0 56 1 0 .321
Rob Refsnyder (R) NYY 2B 15 29 3 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 7 2 0 .172

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Chase Headley (B) NYY 3B 64 229 29 56 31 13 1 4 28 2 64 6 1 .245

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Didi Gregorius (L) NYY SS 47 190 25 61 28 10 0 8 5 1 26 1 1 .321
Ronald Torreyes (R) NYY SS 43 115 14 34 14 4 1 1 3 0 14 0 0 .296

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brett Gardner (L) NYY LF 65 255 47 66 31 13 1 13 32 0 59 8 1 .259

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Aaron Hicks (B) NYY CF 56 186 39 56 37 15 0 10 37 0 39 7 5 .301
Jacoby Ellsbury (L) NYY CF 39 135 19 38 14 7 0 4 13 0 25 8 2 .282

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Aaron Judge (R) NYY RF 67 245 61 81 54 11 3 24 41 3 87 6 2 .331
Mason Williams (L) NYY RF 3 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Michael Pineda (R) NYY SP 14 14 7 3 0 83.1 81 14 33 19 84 3.56 1.20
Jordan Montgomery (L) NYY SP 13 13 5 4 0 74.2 67 9 31 26 71 3.74 1.25
Domingo Germán (R) NYY RP 2 0 0 0 0 6.2 6 0 0 4 7 0.00 1.50
Tyler Clippard (R) NYY RP 33 0 1 4 1 28.2 21 6 12 12 34 3.77 1.15
Chad Green (R) NYY RP 11 1 0 0 0 23.1 12 2 6 6 28 2.31 0.77
Bryan Mitchell (R) NYY RP 11 0 1 1 0 13.0 13 1 8 6 9 5.54 1.54
Dellin Betances (R) NYY RP 24 0 3 1 6 22.2 9 0 1 14 43 0.40 1.01
CC Sabathia (L) NYY SP 13 13 7 2 0 75.1 70 9 29 24 62 3.47 1.25
Luis Cessa (R) NYY SP 2 1 0 1 0 7.1 9 2 6 2 5 7.36 1.50
Aroldis Chapman (L) NYY RP 16 0 1 0 7 14.2 12 0 5 5 23 3.07 1.23
Adam Warren (R) NYY RP 24 0 2 1 1 32.1 17 1 8 8 30 2.23 0.80
Tommy Layne (L) NYY RP 19 0 0 0 0 13.0 16 1 11 8 9 7.62 1.85
Chasen Shreve (L) NYY RP 17 0 1 1 0 19.2 10 1 4 9 23 1.83 1.07
Jonathan Holder (R) NYY RP 30 0 1 1 0 31.0 35 4 13 6 30 3.77 1.35
Ben Heller (R) NYY RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 6.00
Ronald Herrera (R) NYY RP 1 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 1 2 1 2 9.00 1.50
Luis Severino (R) NYY SP 13 13 5 2 0 81.1 63 9 27 22 90 2.99 1.05
Masahiro Tanaka (R) NYY SP 14 14 5 7 0 76.2 93 21 54 20 76 6.34 1.49
Giovanny Gallegos (R) NYY RP 9 0 0 1 0 11.1 15 2 9 3 11 7.15 1.68

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