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26 DJ LeMahieu 1B

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June 19, 2021 01:12 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Swats fifth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.

LeMahieu had lackluster results at the plate to begin the season, but he blasted his fifth home run of the year Friday and has now recorded four extra-base hits across the last seven games. During that time, he's gone 10-for-30 with two homers, two doubles, six RBI and four runs.

June 14, 2021 03:08 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Emerging from season-long slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia for his fourth multi-hit game over his past five contests.

One of the most surprising early season developments for the Yankees has been LeMahieu's struggles at the plate. Through his first 56 contests, he was batting a meager .253 after posting a career-best and AL-leading .364 average in 2020. The veteran has begun to turn things around of late, however, raising his average eight points since June 8 and collecting exactly two hits in four of his five games during that span. LeMahieu's decline this season has some substance behind it -- his 16.7 percent strikeout rate is on pace for his worst mark since 2015, and his .082 ISO pales in comparison to the .226 mark he posted last season -- but there is still plenty of time for him to turn things around. Fantasy managers who used substantial draft capital to add LeMahieu to their 2021 squad may be best served to hope his recent offensive surge builds rather than to cast him off after his slow start.

June 13, 2021 01:12 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Breaks homer drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and double in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Phillies.

LeMahieu pulled the Yankees into a 7-7 tie with a three-run homer off Hector Neris in the ninth inning. The clutch long ball broke a 29-game drought without a homer for the infielder, which dated back to May 7. He'll look to build off his big day at the plate as he seeks to improve on a .257/.332/.340 slash line going forward.

June 7, 2021 03:12 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Endures rough game Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 0-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts Sunday in the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the Red Sox in 10 innings.

LeMahieu suffered through one of his worst games of the season, both at the plate and in the field. Though he wasn't officially charged with an error on the night, LeMahieu was unable to flag down a catchable shallow pop fly off the bat of Christian Arroyo in the eighth inning, which fell in for a base hit. Arroyo then came around to score the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly. LeMahieu had a chance to make amends with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, but he grounded out to second base to end the game. After the hitless outing, LeMahieu is now holding down a .656 OPS for the season, his worst showing in the category since 2014. He's also failed to record an extra-base hit since May 18, a stretch of 62 at-bats.

May 26, 2021 11:40 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Returns from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is batting leadoff and playing first base in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

He missed just one game while on paternity leave. LeMahieu has fallen into a cold 2-for-18 stretch in his last five games, but he has the potential for a solid performance against Toronto starter Alek Manoah, who makes his MLB debut Wednesday.

May 25, 2021 06:52 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Moves to paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu was placed on the paternity list Tuesday.

The 32-year-old was already absent from Tuesday's lineup due to the birth of his child, so the move to the paternity list is hardly a surprise. LeMahieu can spend up to three games on the paternity list, but he could also rejoin the team earlier.

May 25, 2021 04:52 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Absent for birth of child
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu's absence from the lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto is due to the birth of his child, Marly Rivera of reports.

The news explains why LeMahieu finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games. The Yankees have yet to officially place him on the injured list, but such a move could be coming soon.

May 25, 2021 04:04 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Not in Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

LeMahieu finds himself sitting for the second time in three games, which suggests he could be dealing with an unreported minor injury. Rougned Odor will be the second baseman Tuesday.

May 22, 2021 10:40 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Sits Saturday afternoon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is not starting Saturday's game against the White Sox.

The day off comes at a good time for LeMahieu, who has gone 0-for-10 in his last three games, reaching base just once on a walk in that span. The 32-year-old has performed far below his lofty expectations with a .260 average thus far this season, but improvement is likely for LeMahieu, who has hit above .300 in five of the past six seasons.

May 19, 2021 09:56 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Collects season-high three RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Rangers.

The Yankees' leadoff man established a new season high in RBI after plating a pair of runs on a fourth-inning double and scoring another on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly. LeMahieu has been running hot over the Yankees' last five games, going 7-for-19 with a 3:3 BB:K, four runs and four RBI.

May 8, 2021 01:12 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Blasts two home runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a strikeout in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Nationals.

LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, and he smacked a game-tying shot with no outs in the sixth frame. The Yankees were unable to pick up the win, but LeMahieu is now hitting .283 with three homers, 21 runs and nine RBI this season.

May 1, 2021 06:44 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: On bases three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs during Saturday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.

The 32-year-old continues to serve as a strong leadoff batter for New York and notched his first stolen base of the season Saturday. LeMahieu is on a modest five-game hit streak in which he is 8-for-20 with one double, four walks and seven runs.

April 28, 2021 11:12 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Reaches base three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

LeMahieu entered this game in a 2-for-20 slump, but he bounced back in a big way and reached base three times -- tying a season-high mark for him in that category. The second baseman is having a slow start to the season, though, and he's hitting just .262 with a .704 OPS thus far -- that average would rank as a career-worst mark for him excluding his rookie year in 2011.

April 25, 2021 11:24 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Sits for second time in 2021
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

He'll exit the lineup for the second time in 21 games this season in what's most likely a maintenance day. After hitting an even .300 through his first 15 starts, LeMahieu has fallen into a minor slump of late, going 2-for-17 in the past four contests. Rougned Odor checks into the lineup at second base in LeMahieu's stead.

April 17, 2021 05:56 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Taking over at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is manager Aaron Boone's primary option to play first base while Luke Voit (knee) remains out, Max Goodman of Sports Illustrated reports.

LeMahieu led off and started at first base again Saturday -- his fourth start at the position in his past five games. Meanwhile, Rougned Odor has taken over at second base to account for LeMahieu's shift to first. Jay Bruce opened the season as Voit's replacement but is batting only .118. LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run Saturday against Tampa Bay and is slashing .288/.383/.423 on the campaign. With Voit likely still weeks away from a return, LeMahieu could see enough time at first to gain eligibility at the position in fantasy leagues.

April 14, 2021 11:44 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Gets rare rest day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Aaron Hicks will get a turn in the leadoff role while LeMahieu sits for the first time this season. With a .295/.392/.455 slash line through his first 11 starts, LeMahieu has continued to thrive atop the lineup in his third season with the Yankees.

April 10, 2021 10:16 AM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Clocks first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs scored in Friday's 10-5 loss to Tampa Bay.

LeMahieu had seven hits through his first six games but Friday's pair of extra-base hits were his first of the season. The right-handed infielder owns a solid .860 OPS with five runs scored through 34 plate appearances.

April 6, 2021 01:08 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Reaches base three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 7-0 win over the Orioles.

LeMahieu crossed the plate on Giancarlo Stanton's grand slam in the fifth inning, then knocked in a run of his own on a sixth-inning single. The veteran second baseman has a .474 OBP so far this season as the leadoff hitter in a strong Yankees lineup.

April 4, 2021 12:08 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Collects first hits of campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over Toronto.

After going 0-for-4 in the season opener, LeMahieu looked more like himself with Saturday's two-hit performance. The veteran led the league with a .364 batting average in 2020 and finished third in AL MVP voting.

March 18, 2021 02:12 PM
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Will get corner-infield reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LeMahieu is expected to see some time at first and third base before the end of spring, Max Goodman of Sports Illustrated reports.

LeMahieu is firmly locked in as the Yankees' starting second baseman, but manager Aaron Boone has mentioned the desire for the veteran to mix in reps at the corner infield spots simply because he's capable of playing there. The reigning MLB batting champ has been solid at the plate in Grapefruit League play, slashing .308/.357/.423 with a home run and three RBI.

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Visalia, CA
New York Yankees
MLB Experience:

2014: NL Gold Glove-2B
2016: NL Batting Champion
2017: NL Gold Glove-2B
2018: NL Gold Glove-2B
2020: AL Batting Champion