New York Yankees Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Yankees Lineup

11-8, in AL East

At the top of the division is a team that was strong and went out and got stronger. No one has ever accused the New York Yankees of being tight with the checkbook. This was the case over the winter months when they bolstered their 2020 pitching staff with an ace. At some point in June, last year's AL East pennant winner is expected to get even better on the hill. Lost here could be the idea that they already had a potential top-tier number one starter on the roster.

New York could solve one problem that has plagued them during their recent rise and that is pitching. However, another problem that has posed an even bigger issue has been health. For all the star young talent they have, the Yankees have had a difficult time getting them all on the field at the same time. The season that happens could be the season New York takes baseball by storm. Combine a menacing batting order with an above average pitching staff, and the Yankees could have furlong-like lead by the trade deadline.

Yankees Starting Lineup

G. Cole , (R), SP
1. L. Voit , (R), 1B
2. D. LeMahieu , (R), 2B
3. G. Urshela , (R), 3B
4. G. Sanchez , (R), C
5. B. Gardner , (L), CF
6. A. Chapman , (L), CL
7. G. Stanton , (R), LF
8. A. Judge , (R), RF
9. G. Torres , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Gerrit Cole G. Cole (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Gerrit Cole G. Cole (R)
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Luke Voit L. Voit (R)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu (R)
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Giovanny Urshela G. Urshela (R)
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Gary Sanchez G. Sanchez (R)
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Brett Gardner B. Gardner (L)
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Aroldis Chapman A. Chapman (L)
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Giancarlo Stanton G. Stanton (R)
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Aaron Judge A. Judge (R)
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Gleyber Torres G. Torres (R)
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 New York Yankees Pitching Analysis

The Yankees added James Paxton in the offseason, which is a major add for them. Paxton is a high velocity arm who brings a lot to the table. He will get a downgrade in division shift and home park factors, but it shouldn’t be anything Paxton can’t handle. He is projected for over 180 strikeouts, but the 150 innings is the mark that the Yankees want to see him surpass. If they can get a fully healthy season of Paxton, there really is nothing but upside here from Big Maple. New York had the tenth best ERA in baseball this past season, and with the additions they have made to their already good bullpen, and James Paxton, they are due for a move up the rankings in that department. Luis Severino had an interesting year because his second half numbers really shot up. He went through a stretch where he struggled, and it didn’t change his overall numbers much because that is just how good he was in the first half. This should be nothing but a small blip on the radar, and 2019 projections have him just as dominant as he has been since coming up to the majors.

New York has a rotation that is very solid one-through-five. Masahiro Tanaka has always been a ticking time bomb with injuries, but continuously pitches 150+ innings, and has plus strikeout stuff. You are going to have to live with the home runs, because Tanaka goes off-speed so much. That is really the only downside that comes to his game. The Yankees made the move for J.A. Happ last season, coming off an impressive season, he will look to follow up with more success. Happ is a placement pitcher, who relies on a good hook to get guys out. He is an innings eater, and as the number four guy in the rotation, that is not too shabby. C.C. Sabathia is still grinding out in the Yankees fifth spot. He is going to have some tough games at times because of the diminished velocity, but even with numbers like last season, he is still very serviceable.