The Yankees’ Miguel Andujar invested 2018 at 3rd base, where he sustained his reasonable share of battles. Andujar published a horrible minus-25 Defensive Runs Saved as well as a likewise bad minus-16 Ultimate Zone Rating, however the increases equipment’s impressive offending manufacturing outweighed his troubles in the area. While Andujar completed second in AL Rookie of the Year ballot in his initial period, he had not been able to follow it up in 2019 therefore shoulder problems that shelved him for nearly the entire project.
In Andujar’s lack in 2015, the Yankees saw fill-in Gio Urshela delight in an out-of-nowhere outbreak. Urshela’s currently readied to go into 2020 as the Yankees’ leading alternative at the warm edge, which can compel Andujar to an additional setting. Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone has actually informed Andujar that he’ll need to learn to play initial base as well as left area in springtime training, Randy Miller of NJ.com records.
Andujar’s no safe bet to start 2020 with the Yankees if he’s not able to adjust to his brand-new places. Considering he has minors alternatives left, the Yankees can choose to send him to Triple- A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre But Andujar’s “makeup is off the chart,” basic supervisor Brian Cashman informed the YES Network, so the Yankees are still counting on him doing sufficient to split their 26- guy lineup.
If Andujar does begin the period in the majors, it’s up in the air just how much having fun time he’ll get from the outset. As discussed, he’s currently the Yankees’No 2 person at 3rd. Meanwhile, the Yankees have fellow right-handed player Luke Voit, that has actually been fairly efficient considering that he signed up with the club in 2018, in addition to lefty Mike Ford as initial base opportunities. They likewise brag Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Tauchman as well as Clint Frazier as limbo options. So, there does not seem a very easy course to very early period having fun time in New York for Andujar, in spite of the.297/.328/.527 line he tape-recorded as well as the 76 extra-base hits he generated throughout his newbie project.