New York Yankees Starting Lineup 2018 Yankees Lineup

63-34, 2nd in AL East

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12:08 am UTC, 7/23

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The Bronx Bombers are back, and the addition of Giancarlo Stanton makes them one of the top offenses in the league. However, Stanton has been abysmal against right-handed pitching, but doing his usual against southpaws. Aaron Judge is right behind them, and while both have huge strikeout rates, we put up with it given their power numbers. Gary Sanchez has found himself on the DL, but when healthy he is struggling at the plate, mainly against right-handers. Austin Romine backs him up, and on occasion you will see Kyle Higashioka in there.

Starting Lineup

M. Tanaka (R), SP
1. B. Gardner (L), LF
2. A. Judge (R), RF
3. D. Gregorius (L), SS
4. G. Stanton (R), DH
5. A. Hicks (S), CF
6. G. Sanchez (R), C
7. G. Bird (L), 1B
8. M. Andujar (R), 3B
9. N. Walker (S), 2B
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Masahiro Tanaka M. Tanaka (R) 82 15 7-2 83.1 341 73 44 43 18 22 83 0.26% 0.07% 1.14 0.259
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Brett Gardner B. Gardner (L) 83 1 82 371 81 55 14 3 9 33 57 9 1 0.252 0.342 0.40 0.741
RF Aaron Judge A. Judge (R) 95 2 95 432 103 57 20 0 26 61 68 6 3 0.286 0.398 0.56 0.956
SS Didi Gregorius D. Gregorius (L) 81 3 92 398 95 56 19 3 17 54 59 10 6 0.268 0.329 0.48 0.811
DH Giancarlo Stanton G. Stanton (R) 97 4 96 425 105 63 18 1 23 57 59 3 0 0.278 0.346 0.51 0.859
CF Aaron Hicks A. Hicks (S) 85 5 78 326 68 37 13 2 16 44 46 8 1 0.245 0.347 0.48 0.827
C Gary Sanchez G. Sanchez (R) 91 6 65 274 45 17 14 0 14 41 37 0 0 0.188 0.285 0.42 0.706
1B Greg Bird G. Bird (L) 89 7 44 173 33 15 9 1 8 23 15 0 0 0.223 0.324 0.46 0.783
3B Miguel Andujar M. Andujar (R) 81 8 86 348 94 51 29 2 12 40 45 1 0 0.287 0.322 0.50 0.819
2B Neil Walker N. Walker (S) 85 9 62 221 39 27 9 0 3 21 27 0 0 0.198 0.281 0.29 0.57

2018 Recent Yankees Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/21 vs NYM W 7-6 Sonny Gray (R), 5.1 IP, 6 SO, 2 ER, W Aaron Hicks Aaron Judge Giancarlo Stanton Gary Sanchez Didi Gregorius Miguel Andujar Greg Bird Brandon Drury Austin Romine
7/20 vs NYM L 5-7 Domingo German (R), 3.2 IP, 3 SO, 4 ER, L Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Aaron Hicks Gary Sanchez Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Neil Walker
7/15 @ CLE L 2-5 Masahiro Tanaka (R), 6.1 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, ND Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Aaron Hicks Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Kyle Higashioka Neil Walker
7/14 @ CLE W 5-4 CC Sabathia (L), 5.2 IP, 2 SO, 4 ER, ND Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Aaron Hicks Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Austin Romine Tyler Wade
7/13 @ CLE L 5-6 Domingo German (R), 4 IP, 6 SO, 6 ER, L Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Aaron Hicks Giancarlo Stanton Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Neil Walker Kyle Higashioka Tyler Wade
7/12 @ CLE W 7-4 Luis Severino (R), 5 IP, 1 SO, 4 ER, ND Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Aaron Hicks Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Austin Romine Neil Walker
7/11 @ BAL W 9-0 Sonny Gray (R), 6 IP, 8 SO, 0 ER, W Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Aaron Hicks Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Austin Romine Tyler Wade
7/10 @ BAL L 5-6 Masahiro Tanaka (R), 4.1 IP, 5 SO, 3 ER, ND Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Aaron Hicks Giancarlo Stanton Didi Gregorius Miguel Andujar Greg Bird Austin Romine Neil Walker
7/9 @ BAL W 10-2 Luis Cessa (R), 6 IP, 4 SO, 0 ER, W Brett Gardner Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Greg Bird Miguel Andujar Clint Frazier Austin Romine Neil Walker
7/9 @ BAL L 4-5 CC Sabathia (L), 5 IP, 4 SO, 5 ER, L Aaron Hicks Aaron Judge Didi Gregorius Giancarlo Stanton Clint Frazier Neil Walker Brandon Drury Kyle Higashioka Tyler Wade

Outlook

The Yankees have some cheaper left-handed bats that always offer excitement when in the lineup. Greg Bird has returned, and has stayed healthy so far. His numbers against right-handers make him a strong look at first base. Neil Walker was the main option before Bird came back, but Bird is essentially the better hitter at this stage of Walker’s career, earning him more playing time. Gleyber Torres has been on an electric pace this year, and is one of the better fantasy players so far for the Yankees. His numbers at second base can rival some of the premier players at the position. Torres keeps finding himself moved up in the order. Miguel Andujar is in a similar boat, and while we were not sure what the plan was at third base before the season, Andujar has been a stable bat against both lefties and right-handers. Didi Gregorius is a streaky bat, but when he is on his left-handed bat gives the Yankees a lot of power, especially when at home. Aaron Hicks and Brett Gardner are similar options, although Hicks has shown the most upside of this duo. Hicks is a switch hitter, and hits well from both sides of the plate, but is slightly better from the right.