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2017 RECAP

Record: 41 - 33

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 42 34
2 New York Yankees 41 33
3 Tampa Bay Rays 40 38
4 Baltimore Orioles 37 38
5 Toronto Blue Jays 36 39

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 41 121 9 28 16 4 0 2 6 0 30 0 0 .231
Gary Sánchez (R) NYY C 46 171 35 50 37 5 0 13 20 0 44 2 1 .292
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
Vernon Carter (R) NYY 1B 57 167 18 34 23 4 1 8 18 0 70 0 0 .204
Tyler Austin (R) NYY 1B 3 11 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 .182
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 73 294 52 92 45 13 1 12 15 0 60 1 0 .313
Rob Refsnyder (R) NYY 2B 16 32 3 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 7 2 0 .156

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Chase Headley (B) NYY 3B 66 237 30 62 32 15 1 4 28 2 65 6 2 .262

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Didi Gregorius (L) NYY SS 51 205 25 64 29 10 0 8 5 1 29 1 1 .312
Ronald Torreyes (R) NYY SS 48 133 15 38 17 4 1 2 3 0 17 0 0 .286

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brett Gardner (L) NYY LF 69 272 49 69 33 13 1 14 33 0 63 10 1 .254

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Aaron Hicks (B) NYY CF 60 200 40 58 37 15 0 10 37 0 42 7 5 .290
Jacoby Ellsbury (L) NYY CF 40 140 21 39 14 7 0 4 13 0 25 8 2 .279

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Aaron Judge (R) NYY RF 72 261 67 86 59 11 3 26 47 3 92 6 2 .330
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
Jordan Montgomery (L) NYY SP 14 14 6 4 0 81.2 72 10 32 27 79 3.53 1.21
Domingo Germán (R) NYY RP 3 0 0 0 0 8.2 7 0 1 5 10 1.04 1.38
Tyler Clippard (R) NYY RP 34 0 1 4 1 29.2 24 6 16 14 35 4.85 1.28
Chad Green (R) NYY RP 13 1 0 0 0 25.2 13 2 6 7 30 2.10 0.78
Aroldis Chapman (L) NYY RP 19 0 1 0 8 17.1 15 0 6 5 28 3.12 1.21
Dellin Betances (R) NYY RP 27 0 3 1 6 24.2 12 0 3 16 47 1.10 1.14
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 3 2 0 2 0 12.1 12 3 9 4 13 6.57 1.30
Michael Pineda (R) NYY SP 15 15 7 4 0 87.1 87 17 40 20 88 4.12 1.23
Bryan Mitchell (R) NYY RP 11 0 1 1 0 13.0 13 1 8 6 9 5.54 1.54
Tyler Webb (L) NYY RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 2 2 0.00 0.86
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 20 0 2 1 0 21.0 13 2 7 10 24 3.00 1.19
Jonathan Holder (R) NYY RP 32 0 1 1 0 33.1 38 5 14 7 33 3.78 1.38
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 14 14 5 3 0 87.1 71 10 32 24 95 3.30 1.09
Masahiro Tanaka (R) NYY SP 15 15 5 7 0 84.2 96 21 54 22 85 5.74 1.41
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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