2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: DJ LeMahieu
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at DJ LeMahieu and lets fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect from the Yankees new infielder during the 2019 MLB season.
While Yankees fans hoped for the team to make a splash in free agency, Brian Cashman continues to build a deep, fluid roster while not splurging in an effort to stay below the luxury tax. DJ LeMahieu agreed to a two-year deal with New York, which could resuscitate his fantasy value in 2019. He will arrive to his new team after recording career highs in home runs (15), fly ball rate and just short in regards to hard hit percentage.
Over the last three years, only José Altuve , Daniel Murphy , Charlie Blackmon and J.D. Martínez hit for a higher average than LeMahieu’s .312 which ranks tied for fifth with some guy named Mike Trout . Given the benefits of hitting in Coors Field for half of his games, LeMahieu led the National League in batting average in 2016 but can he be relied on when away from Colorado?
Before delving into his home and road splits, keep in mind Coors protects BABIP on fly balls due to the thin air and spacious outfield. LeMahieu owns a career 53.8%...