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2017 RECAP

Record: 27 - 17

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 New York Yankees 27 17
2 Baltimore Orioles 25 20
3 Tampa Bay Rays 24 25
4 Boston Red Sox 24 21
5 Toronto Blue Jays 21 26

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 NYY C 24 76 7 18 10 2 0 2 4 0 17 0 0 .237
Gary Sánchez NYY C 21 79 10 21 11 1 0 4 9 0 21 1 1 .266
Kyle Higashioka 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 NYY 1B 32 91 12 19 13 2 1 4 11 0 39 0 0 .209
Greg Bird 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 NYY 2B 44 180 31 59 27 10 0 7 11 0 34 0 0 .328
Rob Refsnyder NYY 2B 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Chase Headley NYY 3B 42 155 22 36 20 11 1 3 15 0 44 5 0 .232

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Didi Gregorius NYY SS 24 97 13 32 17 5 0 3 5 0 14 1 0 .330
Ronald Torreyes NYY SS 31 91 7 26 14 3 1 1 1 0 12 0 0 .286

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brett Gardner NYY LF 40 150 32 42 20 7 1 9 21 0 36 5 0 .280

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jacoby Ellsbury 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 NYY RF 42 149 36 47 30 5 2 15 23 2 51 4 1 .315
Aaron Hicks NYY RF 34 103 24 30 20 5 0 8 24 0 22 6 2 .291

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Michael Pineda NYY SP 9 9 5 2 0 53.2 47 11 20 9 61 3.35 1.04
Jordan Montgomery NYY SP 8 8 2 3 0 46.0 39 5 22 18 43 4.30 1.24
Tyler Clippard NYY RP 21 0 0 2 1 19.2 9 2 3 7 27 1.37 0.81
Chad Green NYY RP 4 0 0 0 0 9.1 3 0 0 2 11 0.00 0.54
Bryan Mitchell NYY RP 10 0 1 1 0 12.1 11 1 8 5 8 5.84 1.38
Dellin Betances NYY RP 18 0 3 1 4 15.2 8 0 1 9 29 0.57 1.09
CC Sabathia NYY SP 9 9 4 2 0 50.2 51 7 26 20 37 4.62 1.40
Luis Cessa NYY RP 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 4 1 2 1 1 5.40 1.50
Aroldis Chapman NYY RP 14 0 1 0 7 12.2 12 0 5 5 21 3.55 1.42
Adam Warren NYY RP 16 0 1 1 0 24.1 14 1 8 7 22 2.96 0.90
Tommy Layne NYY RP 14 0 0 0 0 11.0 15 1 10 5 9 8.18 1.82
Chasen Shreve NYY RP 10 0 1 0 0 12.0 5 1 1 5 12 0.75 1.00
Jonathan Holder NYY RP 20 0 1 0 0 19.0 20 1 6 3 21 2.84 1.21
Luis Severino NYY SP 9 9 3 2 0 55.0 44 7 19 14 61 3.11 1.05
Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 9 9 5 3 0 48.0 62 13 35 14 39 6.56 1.60
Giovanny Gallegos NYY RP 4 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 0 3 3 5 5.06 1.88

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