New York Yankees

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Yankees.2526801834.16
AL East Division3rd4th5th3rd
American League 10th12th11th7th
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B. Gardner
A. Hicks
T. Austin
A. Judge
R. Refsnyder
M. Williams
J. Ellsbury
A. Hicks
B. Gardner
M. Williams
A. Judge
A. Hicks
T. Austin
R. Refsnyder
M. Williams
C. Headley
R. Torreyes
R. Refsnyder
D. Gregorius
R. Torreyes
S. Castro
Rotation
1. M. Tanaka
2. M. Pineda
3. C. Sabathia
4. C. Green
5. B. Mitchell
6. L. Cessa
7. L. Severino
S. Castro
R. Refsnyder
R. Torreyes
G. Bird
C. Carter
T. Austin
A. Romine
R. Refsnyder
R. Torreyes
DH
M. Holliday
C. Carter
R. Refsnyder
T. Austin
G. Bird
G. Sanchez
A. Romine
DL
None
G. Sanchez
A. Romine
K. Higashioka
  Bullpen
A. Chapman (CL)
D. Betances
T. Clippard
A. Warren
T. Layne
B. Heller
C. Shreve
J. Barbato
D. German
Last Updated: 02/25/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. BAL
B. GardnerLF
J. EllsburyCF
G. SanchezC
B. McCannDH
M. Teixeira1B
D. GregoriusSS
A. HicksRF
R. Torreyes3B
D. Solano2B
 
10/1 vs. BAL
B. GardnerLF
A. HicksCF
S. Castro2B
B. ButlerDH
M. Teixeira1B
C. Headley3B
A. RomineC
T. AustinRF
R. TorreyesSS
 
9/30 vs. BAL
J. EllsburyCF
C. Headley3B
G. SanchezC
B. McCannDH
M. Teixeira1B
D. GregoriusSS
A. HicksRF
M. WilliamsLF
R. Torreyes2B
 
9/29 vs. BOS
B. GardnerLF
J. EllsburyCF
G. SanchezDH
S. Castro2B
D. GregoriusSS
C. Headley3B
B. McCannC
A. HicksRF
T. Austin1B
 
9/28 vs. BOS
B. GardnerLF
J. EllsburyCF
G. SanchezC
B. McCannDH
S. Castro2B
D. GregoriusSS
M. Teixeira1B
C. Headley3B
M. WilliamsRF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. EllsburyCF.263956
B. GardnerLF.261741
C. BeltranRF.2952993
A. RodriguezDH.200931
B. McCannC.2422058
S. Castro2B.2702170
D. GregoriusSS.2762070
C. Headley3B.2531451
R. Refsnyder1B.250012
 
Notes
  • 133 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
J. EllsburyCF
B. GardnerLF
C. BeltranDH
B. McCannC
M. Teixeira1B
S. Castro2B
D. GregoriusSS
C. Headley3B
A. HicksRF
2 Game(s)
B. GardnerLF
J. EllsburyCF
C. BeltranRF
B. McCannC
A. RodriguezDH
D. GregoriusSS
S. Castro2B
C. Headley3B
R. Refsnyder1B
2 Game(s)
B. GardnerLF
S. Castro2B
B. McCannC
C. BeltranDH
D. Ackley1B
A. HicksCF
D. GregoriusSS
C. Headley3B
B. GamelRF
2 Game(s)
J. EllsburyCF
C. Headley3B
D. GregoriusSS
M. Teixeira1B
S. Castro2B
B. McCannDH
G. SanchezC
A. JudgeRF
A. HicksLF
2 Game(s)
J. EllsburyCF
B. GardnerLF
C. BeltranRF
A. RodriguezDH
B. McCannC
S. Castro2B
D. GregoriusSS
C. Headley3B
I. Davis1B

 
 
 

CC Sabathia, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
912179.23.9165152
 
News
Sabathia reported his knee is "good, no problem at all" following offseason arthroscopic surgery in his right knee, George A. King of the New York Post reports.

The procedure was described as routine and minor in nature, so it appears the 36-year-old lefty is on schedule to move forward without any further restrictions. He'll pitch in two simulated games as part of his normal spring program before making an appearance in an exhibition game, as the veteran will look to build on last season's bounce-back campaign that featured his best ERA (3.91) since 2012 and a return to the 90 mph plateau on his fastball.

Starlin Castro, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
151.2706321704
 
Chase Headley, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2535814518
 
Chris Carter, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
160.2228441943
 
Ben Heller, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
107.06.4306
 
Mason Williams, #66
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2964020
 
Austin Romine, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
62.242174261
 
Luis Cessa, #85
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4470.14.351446
 
News
Cessa is being considered for one of the final spots in the starting rotation, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Heading into spring training, the top three spots in the Yankees' rotation appear to be sorted out, but behind that there's an open competition for the back-end spots. Cessa worked out of both the bullpen and the rotation in the Bronx last season, working to a 4.35 ERA (5.57 FIP) over 70.1 innings in the majors but he had much more success in the minors to the tune of a 3.03 ERA and 8.1 K/9 in 15 appearances (14 starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The righty will turn 25 years old in the first month of the season, so if he does lose out on a rotation spot, the Yankees might elect to send Cessa back down to the minors to continue developing him as a starter going forward.

Aaron Judge, #99
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.179104100
 
Domingo German
No Stats Available
Michael Pineda, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
612175.24.8253207
 
Tyler Clippard, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4663.03.57372
 
Kyle Higashioka
No Stats Available
Rob Refsnyder, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
58.250250122
 
Tyler Austin, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.24175121
 
Injuries
Foot - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/17/17)
Gary Sanchez, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
53.2993420421
 
Didi Gregorius, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2766820707
 
News
Gregorius will leave the Yankees' spring training facility Tuesday in order to join Team Netherlands in advance of the World Baseball Classic, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports.

Gregorius' role with the team as the starting shortstop is secure, so provided the 27-year-old is able to stay healthy, his departure from the team in the spring shouldn't have much of an impact. He broke out last season with career bests in home runs (20), RBI (70), and batting average (.276), and while that still isn't in the upper echelon of the young shortstop talent that's emerged in recent years, Gregorius should provide a solid option up the middle for fantasy owners.

Ronald Torreyes, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.258201122
 
News
Torreyes will likely see some time in the outfield this spring, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Torreyes was primarily a reserve utility infielder for the Bronx Bombers last season, although he did log a pair of appearances in right field. It seems that the Yankees are attempting to turn him into a super utility player, which should help him maintain his spot on the major league roster even with New York's prospects knocking on the door to the majors. However, the 24-year-old is still blocked by more talented players at every position on the depth chart, so his fantasy impact will likely still be minimal even with the potential for added positional eligibility.

Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.2464820620
 
Brett Gardner, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2618074116
 
News
Gardner will make an effort to be more aggressive on the base paths in the upcoming season, Brandon Kuty of NJ.com reports.

After swiping 47 bags in 2010 and then a personal-best 49 bases in 2011, Gardner hasn't even reached half of that mark in a single season in the five years since, and he was limited to just five stolen bases (seven attempts) in the second half of 2016. Being able to regain that weapon would be a huge plus for the 33-year-old, as there otherwise isn't much there from a fantasy perspective following a 2016 campaign that resulted in just seven home runs and a .261/.351/.362 slash line.

Luis Severino, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3871.05.832566
 
Adam Warren, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
7465.14.68052
 
News
Warren will get a chance to earn a rotation spot in the spring, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

With two rotation spots unaccounted for, Warren will compete with Luis Cessa, Chad Green, Bryan Mitchell, and Luis Severino. The 29-year-old has by far the most experience out of the bullpen among the five though, so the Yankees may be more comfortable deploying the righty in more of a swing role similar to the one he's occupied the past few seasons. Though he's proven to be a valuable piece for the club in that capacity in the past, there won't be much appeal from a fantasy perspective if Warren does indeed wind up back in the bullpen.

Masahiro Tanaka, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
144199.23.0736165
 
Injuries
Forearm - Probable for start of season (Updated - 10/1/16)
News
Tanaka (forearm) threw another simulated game Thursday morning, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports.

Tanaka took on Brett Gardner, Chase Headley and Chris Carter this time around, tossing multiple innings in the outing. It won't be long before the projected Opening Day starter is back on the mound for spring action.

Johnny Barbato, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1213.07.62015
 
Chad Green, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2445.24.731552
 
News
Green (elbow) is participating in spring training and will be in the running for a rotation spot, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Green's 2016 campaign was cut short after suffering a UCL sprain and strained flexor tendon in the beginning of September, but he was able to avoid surgery with a combination of rest and rehab over the offseason. He's slated to compete with four other righties for the two final spots in the Yankees' rotation, and Green will get his first chance to prove his case in Monday's spring training game against the Orioles.

Greg Bird, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
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News
Bird is expected to be the team's starting first baseman, Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News reports.

Following the retirement of Mark Teixeira at the conclusion of last season, Bird appeared to have the inside track to take over at first base and it appears he still maintains that edge despite the late offseason signing of Chris Carter. Bird missed all of 2016 with a shoulder injury and though he was only able to participate in the Arizona Fall League as a DH, the 24-year-old is heading into spring training fully healthy and with no restrictions.

Tommy Layne, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2144.23.63138
 
Dellin Betances, #68
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3673.03.0812126
 
News
Betances looked effective in throwing live batting practice Thursday, and he's looking to strengthen his arm early, considering his throwing schedule has moved up because of the World Baseball Classic, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Betances admitted he suffered from fatigue near the end of that session, but in general he looks close to ready for spring and WBC action. Despite losing save chances again to Aroldis Chapman, the tall setup man will remain relevant in many fantasy leagues because of his copious strikeout totals.

Bryan Mitchell, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1225.03.241211
 
News
Mitchell will be one of five pitchers vying for the last two spots in the starting rotation, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Mitchell suffered a toe injury in spring training last year that held him out for the better part of the season, but once healthy he pitched solely as a starter, working to a 3.24 ERA over five starts. With the top three spots seemingly accounted for, the 25-year-old righty will compete with Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Chad Green, and Adam Warren for one of the remaining spots. Should Mitchell lose out, it's possible the Yankees will send him back down to the minors to stay stretched out as a starter, but he's also had some experience as a reliever and could be deployed in a long-relief role in the big league bullpen.

Jacoby Ellsbury, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2637195620
 
News
Ellsbury made his debut at the Yankees spring facility Tuesday, George A. King of the New York Post reports.

The outfielder was delayed a couple of days while staying with his family for the birth of his second child, but he's since reported to camp and will be a full participant going forward. The 33-year-old has struggled at times to live up to the $153 million deal he inked with New York prior to the 2014 season, but he's still slated to command a spot atop the lineup and man the every day duties in center field in 2017.

Chasen Shreve, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2133.05.18133
 
Aaron Hicks, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.217328313
 
Aroldis Chapman, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4158.01.553690