2022 Player Outlook
A .258 BABIP didn’t do Rizzo any favors last year, but he largely remained the same player overall from a batted ball profile perspective. He made less hard contact in the pinstripes last season, but his xBA of .260 last season means some bad luck affected his overall numbers. His plate discipline and ability to work counts should have him hit leadoff for the Yankees in 2022, which should help some of those counting stats, not to mention a good home park for his power numbers. He projects to be a 22-26 home run guy this season, so don’t go overboard with his power numbers. There’s still plenty of room to profit with Rizzo in this good Yankee lineup.