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2017 RECAP

Record: 66 - 57

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 71 52
2 New York Yankees 66 57
3 Tampa Bay Rays 61 65
4 Baltimore Orioles 60 64
5 Toronto Blue Jays 59 65

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 62 182 14 40 21 7 1 2 14 0 50 0 0 .220
Gary Sánchez (R) NYY C 90 337 59 91 65 15 0 23 33 1 93 2 1 .270
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 62 184 20 37 26 5 1 8 20 0 76 0 0 .201
Chase Headley (B) NYY 1B 114 398 56 110 46 29 1 7 45 2 112 6 2 .276
Tyler Austin (R) NYY 1B 7 24 3 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 9 0 0 .250
Garrett Cooper (R) NYY 1B 13 43 3 14 6 5 1 0 1 0 12 0 0 .326
Greg Bird (L) NYY 1B 19 60 6 6 3 3 0 1 10 0 22 0 0 .100
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 79 316 52 97 45 14 1 12 16 1 63 1 0 .307
Ronald Torreyes (R) NYY 2B 89 271 28 77 33 11 1 3 8 0 39 2 0 .284

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Todd Frazier (R) NYY 3B 111 375 56 79 57 16 0 21 61 1 96 4 3 .221
Miguel Andujar (R) NYY 3B 1 4 0 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .750

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Wade (L) NYY SS 18 50 5 6 1 4 0 0 5 0 17 1 0 .120
Didi Gregorius (L) NYY SS 99 392 53 121 58 20 0 18 16 1 55 2 1 .309

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brett Gardner (L) NYY LF 117 454 76 116 52 19 2 20 59 2 101 16 3 .256
Clint Frazier (R) NYY LF 28 111 12 27 17 8 3 4 5 0 34 1 0 .243

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 71 245 45 65 42 17 0 12 42 0 53 8 5 .265
Jacoby Ellsbury (L) NYY CF 76 246 38 59 27 10 2 6 24 0 46 16 2 .240

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Aaron Judge (R) NYY RF 119 425 91 120 80 15 3 37 80 10 167 7 3 .282
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 5 0 0 0 0 10.2 11 1 4 7 11 3.38 1.69
Chasen Shreve (L) NYY RP 34 0 3 1 0 33.1 23 4 10 13 40 2.70 1.17
Jordan Montgomery (L) NYY SP 23 23 7 6 0 126.0 114 18 56 40 118 4.00 1.22
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 39 0 4 2 16 37.0 32 2 17 16 52 4.14 1.35
Caleb Smith (L) NYY RP 4 2 0 1 0 11.0 13 1 8 5 12 6.55 1.73
Dellin Betances (R) NYY RP 50 0 3 4 9 47.0 22 1 11 33 81 2.11 1.17
CC Sabathia (L) NYY SP 20 20 10 5 0 108.1 100 14 48 39 84 3.99 1.28
Jaime García (L) NYY SP 22 22 5 8 0 134.4 133 15 68 49 105 6.32 4.69
Tommy Kahnle (R) NYY RP 53 0 2 4 0 48.1 41 3 16 10 75 4.38 2.35
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 28 1 2 0 0 52.0 25 4 13 15 75 2.25 0.77
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 16 1 1 1 1 27.0 31 2 14 10 12 4.67 1.56
Sonny Gray (R) NYY SP 20 20 7 8 0 120.0 104 9 45 40 111 3.13 2.52
David Robertson (R) NYY RP 45 0 6 2 14 49.1 31 6 12 10 71 1.13 1.77
Adam Warren (R) NYY RP 42 0 3 2 1 53.1 31 3 12 11 51 2.03 0.83
Ben Heller (R) NYY RP 2 0 1 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 2 3 0.00 1.29
Luis Severino (R) NYY SP 24 24 10 5 0 150.0 125 15 53 41 175 3.18 1.11
Masahiro Tanaka (R) NYY SP 23 23 8 10 0 133.2 138 28 73 32 141 4.92 1.28
Jonathan Holder (R) NYY RP 34 0 1 1 0 37.2 42 5 15 7 37 3.58 1.33
Giovanny Gallegos (R) NYY RP 10 0 0 1 0 14.0 16 2 9 3 15 5.79 1.43

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