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2017 RECAP

Record: 91 - 71

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 93 69
2 New York Yankees 91 71
3 Tampa Bay Rays 80 82
4 Toronto Blue Jays 76 86
5 Baltimore Orioles 75 87

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
Gary Sánchez (R) NYY C 122 471 79 131 90 20 0 33 39 1 120 2 1 .278
Kyle Higashioka (R) NYY C 9 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 .000
Austin Romine (R) NYY C 80 229 19 50 21 9 1 2 16 0 57 0 0 .218
Erik Kratz (R) NYY C 4 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Chris Carter (R) NYY 1B 62 184 20 37 26 5 1 8 20 0 76 0 0 .201
Chase Headley (B) NYY 1B 147 512 77 140 61 30 1 12 58 2 132 9 2 .273
Tyler Austin (R) NYY 1B 20 40 4 9 8 2 0 2 4 0 17 0 0 .225
Garrett Cooper (R) NYY 1B 13 43 3 14 6 5 1 0 1 0 12 0 0 .326
Greg Bird (L) NYY 1B 48 147 20 28 28 7 0 9 19 0 42 0 0 .190
Ji-Man Choi (B) NYY 1B 6 15 2 4 5 1 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 .267

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Starlin Castro (R) NYY 2B 112 443 66 133 63 18 1 16 22 1 93 2 0 .300
Ronald Torreyes (R) NYY 2B 108 315 35 92 36 15 1 3 11 0 43 2 0 .292

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Todd Frazier (R) NYY 3B 147 474 74 101 76 19 1 27 81 2 125 4 3 .222
Miguel Andujar (R) NYY 3B 5 7 0 4 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .571

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Wade (L) NYY SS 30 58 7 9 2 4 0 0 5 0 19 1 1 .155
Didi Gregorius (L) NYY SS 136 534 73 153 87 27 0 25 24 1 70 3 1 .287

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brett Gardner (L) NYY LF 151 594 96 157 63 26 4 21 70 2 122 23 5 .264
Clint Frazier (R) NYY LF 39 134 16 31 17 9 4 4 7 0 43 1 0 .231

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dustin Fowler (L) NYY CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Aaron Hicks (B) NYY CF 88 301 54 80 52 18 0 15 51 0 67 10 5 .266
Jacoby Ellsbury (L) NYY CF 112 356 65 94 39 20 4 7 38 3 63 22 3 .264

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Aaron Judge (R) NYY RF 155 542 128 154 114 24 3 52 116 11 208 9 4 .284
Mason Williams (L) NYY RF 5 16 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 .250

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Domingo Germán (R) NYY RP 7 0 0 1 0 14.1 11 1 5 9 18 3.14 1.40
Chasen Shreve (L) NYY RP 44 0 4 1 0 45.1 35 8 19 22 58 3.77 1.32
Jordan Montgomery (L) NYY SP 29 29 9 7 0 155.1 140 21 67 51 144 3.88 1.23
Tommy Layne (L) NYY RP 19 0 0 0 0 13.0 16 1 11 8 9 7.62 1.85
Aroldis Chapman (L) NYY RP 52 0 4 3 22 50.1 37 3 18 18 69 3.22 1.13
Caleb Smith (L) NYY RP 9 2 0 1 0 18.2 21 4 16 9 18 7.71 1.66
Dellin Betances (R) NYY RP 66 0 3 6 10 59.2 29 3 19 44 100 2.87 1.22
CC Sabathia (L) NYY SP 27 27 14 5 0 148.2 139 21 61 49 120 3.69 1.27
Jaime García (L) NYY SP 27 27 5 10 0 156.3 157 18 77 59 129 4.82 4.60
Tommy Kahnle (R) NYY RP 69 0 2 4 0 62.2 53 4 18 16 96 2.70 2.28
Luis Cessa (R) NYY SP 10 5 0 3 0 36.0 36 7 19 17 30 4.75 1.47
Michael Pineda (R) NYY SP 17 17 8 4 0 96.1 103 20 47 21 92 4.39 1.29
Chad Green (R) NYY RP 40 1 5 0 0 69.0 34 4 14 17 103 1.83 0.74
Ronald Herrera (R) NYY RP 2 0 0 1 0 3.0 3 1 2 1 3 6.00 1.33
Bryan Mitchell (R) NYY RP 20 1 1 1 1 32.2 42 2 21 12 17 5.79 1.68
Sonny Gray (R) NYY SP 27 27 10 12 0 162.1 139 19 64 56 153 3.72 2.43
David Robertson (R) NYY RP 61 0 9 2 14 68.1 35 6 14 18 98 1.03 1.70
Adam Warren (R) NYY RP 46 0 3 2 1 57.1 35 4 15 13 54 2.36 0.87
Ben Heller (R) NYY RP 9 0 1 0 0 11.0 5 0 1 6 9 0.82 1.00
Luis Severino (R) NYY SP 31 31 14 6 0 193.1 150 21 64 51 230 2.98 1.04
Masahiro Tanaka (R) NYY SP 30 30 13 12 0 178.1 180 35 94 40 194 4.74 1.24
Jonathan Holder (R) NYY RP 37 0 1 1 0 39.1 45 5 17 7 40 3.89 1.35
Giovanny Gallegos (R) NYY RP 16 0 0 1 0 20.1 21 3 11 4 22 4.87 1.28
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