New York Yankees

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Yankees.2526801834.16
AL East Division3rd4th5th3rd
American League 10th12th11th7th
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B. Gardner
A. Hicks
A. Judge
R. Refsnyder
T. Austin
J. Ellsbury
A. Hicks
B. Gardner
A. Judge
A. Hicks
T. Austin
R. Refsnyder
C. Headley
R. Torreyes
R. Refsnyder
D. Gregorius
R. Torreyes
S. Castro
Rotation
1. M. Tanaka
2. C. Sabathia
3. M. Pineda
4. C. Green
5. B. Mitchell
6. A. Warren
7. L. Severino
8. J. Montgomery
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
T. Layne
B. Heller
C. Shreve
Last Updated: 03/25/2017
 
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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 will start the second game of the season on April 4 against the Rays, manager Joe Girardi announced on Friday, Anthony Rieber of Newsday reports.

At 36 years old, it's quite a turnaround for Sabathia, who had to battle for a rotation spot last spring after finishing the 2014 and 2015 seasons with 5.28 and 4.73 ERAs, respectively. Though he did see some improvement in 2016 on the way to curtailing his HR/9 rate and posting his first sub-4.00 ERA since 2012, it might say more of the state of the Yankees' current rotation options than anything else that he's this high up in the pecking order. The veteran lefty won't likely regain his mid-career form, but he should still be a solid innings eater capable of posting decent strikeout numbers.

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
 
Jordan Montgomery
No Stats Available
News
Montgomery was impressive in his first start of spring training Thursday against Tampa Bay as he gave up two runs over 4.1 innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. "I liked what I saw - a lot," manager Joe Girardi told Newsday.

Montgomery has gone from a dark horse candidate to make the bullpen to the thick of the competition to win a spot in the rotation. He has a 3.68 ERA with a 13:2 K:BB in 14.2 innings this spring. He's competing with Luis Severino, Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell and Luis Cessa for the final spot in the rotation.

Austin Romine, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
62.242174261
 
Aaron Judge, #99
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.179104100
 
Michael Pineda, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
612175.24.8253207
 
News
Pineda has been tabbed as the third starter, set to make his first start April 5 against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Manager Joe Girardi expressed his desire to not stack same-handed pitchers back-to-back if possible, so southpaw CC Sabathia was slotted in second ahead of Pineda to get a lefty following ace Masahiro Tanaka. At his most dominant, Pineda has shown flashes of being a top-tier pitcher, something he proved while working to 10.6 K/9 last season. The problem is that he's been unable to harness that ability on a consistent basis, as he posted a career-worst 4.82 ERA in 2016 and struggled keeping the ball in the yard. The potential is there, but at some point it may prove too late for the 28-year-old to fully take advantage of it.

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 - Expected to be out until at least May 1 (Updated - 3/24/17)
News
Austin (foot) will progress from a scooter to a walking boot Monday as he aims for a return sometime in May, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

With the offseason acquisition of Chris Carter and a dominant spring from Greg Bird (.432 AVG, six home runs, 11 RBI), Austin may be destined for the minors upon his return. Nonetheless, this is an incremental step in the recovery process and his current projected return date wouldn't put him too far behind the other hitters. After appearing in 31 games for the Yankees last year, expect the highly-touted prospect to make a return to the majors at some point this season.

Gary Sanchez, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
53.2993420421
 
Didi Gregorius, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2766820707
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Apr 15 (Updated - 3/21/17)
Ronald Torreyes, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.258201122
 
Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.2464820620
 
Brett Gardner, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2618074116
 
Luis Severino, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3871.05.832566
 
News
The Yankees were hoping Severino would emerge this spring as a clear choice for the big league rotation, but so far he has failed to do so, Newsday's Anthony Rieber reports.

Prospect Jordan Montgomery (3.48 ERA this spring) was recently added to the competition for the final two spots in the rotation, along with Severino, Chad Green, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa and Adam Warren. Green (1.50 ERA) has been the most impressive this spring, and figures to be the favorite to open the year as the No. 4 starter. Severino is seen as the most talented of the bunch, but his 5.06 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 10.2 innings have him looking like a pitcher who isn't ready to turn over a big league lineup. He still has two minor league options, so the most likely scenario seems to be an assignment to Triple-A to start the season.

Adam Warren, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7465.14.682952
 
News
Warren has a 3.09 ERA and six strikeouts in four appearances (three starts) in Grapefruit League action this spring.

The Yankees appear to have a wide-open competition for the final two spots in their rotation, as none of the candidates have created much separation this spring. Warren has actually fared among the best of the group, but New York has shown a tendency in the past to prefer using the versatile 29-year-old in more of a swing role, which could result in the righty heading to the bullpen regardless of his Grapefruit League performance.

Masahiro Tanaka, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
144199.23.0736165
 
News
Tanaka has been named the Opening Day starter for the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Tanaka was clearly the Yankees' best starter in 2016, compiling a 14-4 record with a 3.07 ERA across 199.2 innings (31 starts). He will be followed in the rotation by CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda, with the final two rotation spots up for grabs.

Chad Green, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2445.24.731552
 
News
Green boasts a 1.50 ERA through 12 innings of work this spring.

Only two of his five appearances in Grapefruit League action have been starts, but Green's spring performance has been a cut above the other contenders for one of the final rotation spots, so it would appear he's currently on the inside track. The 25-year-old has some experience working out of the bullpen in the majors though, so he could stay up in th big leagues even if he's skipped over in the rotation battle.

Greg Bird, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
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News
Bird cranked his seventh home run of Grapefruit League play Saturday against the Blue Jays, Greg Zeck of MLB.com reports.

Bird has been smashing the ball, tying Kansas City's Peter O'Brien for the most homers in the spring. Of his 20 hits this spring, 15 have been of the extra-base variety with seven homers, seven doubles and a triple. He missed all of the 2016 season due to a tear of the right shoulder labrum, but apparently he is ready to make up for lost time.

Tommy Layne, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2144.23.63138
 
Dellin Betances, #68
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3673.03.0812126
 
Bryan Mitchell, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1225.03.241211
 
News
Mitchell is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 18.2 innings of Grapefruit League work.

Mitchell was in the mix last year in spring training as well, but he suffered a toe injury in the last week of March that ended up sidelining the righty until August. As of now, there looks to be two spots unaccounted for in the Yankees' rotation, but there could be as many as six pitchers competing for those roles, so it remains unclear how Mitchell will be utilized. If he doesn't win a spot in the starting rotation on the Opening Day roster, the 25-year-old could be headed back to Triple-A to stay stretched out as a starter.

Jacoby Ellsbury, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2637195620
 
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