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Title: Early Look at 2019
Post by: Yankees CC on 4 Sep 2018 8:14:50 PM
Barring an epic collapse (we're 14 games up on the second WC with 19 to go), the Yankees look likely to break their playoff drought this season. The good news (at least if you’re a Yankees fan) is that this does not appear to be a one-and-done run. Instead, the Yankees are already looking at a strong roster for 2019 before trading season and free agency even get rolling. Here's a sneak peak based on the current roster.

(Note: ZiPS in BOLD where available)

ROTATION
SP Corey Kluber (143 ERA+)
SP Trevor Bauer (132 ERA+)
SP Masahiro Tanaka
SP Nathan Eovaldi (111 ERA+)
SP Brent Honeywell

Eovaldi's rather bullish projection brings the top 4 in the rotation into clear focus, so we'll likely scrimp on the final spot unless someone falls into our lap.

BULLPEN
CL ?
SU ?
SU ?
MR Josh Fields (3.59 ERA/3.23 FIP)
MR Phil Maton (3.51 ERA/3.42 FIP)
MR Xavier Cedeno (4.01 ERA/3.64 FIP)
MR ?

Hey, that’s like two more likely relievers than we had at the start of the 2018 offseason!

LINEUP
C Robinson Chirinos
1B Cody Bellinger
2B Zack Cozart
3B Adrian Beltre
SS Francisco Lindor (125 OPS+, +11 Def)
LF Ronald Acuna (126 OPS+, +5 Def)
CF Manuel Margot
RF Joey Gallo
DH ?

That's not a bad start. Not bad at all...

BENCH
C Danny Jansen
IF Luis Rengifo
OF Andrew Toles
UT Nick Delmonico

Jansen's a starter-quality C, Delmonico should hit enough to be the 25th man, Rengifo and Toles are mostly glove-first backups who won't see the light of day very often.

FINANCIALS
Coming soon...

TRADE OPTIONS
Chirinos and Cozart are the most likely major league assets to hit the road, though we won’t hesitate to move others if the right deal comes along. As for our minor league system, if the right offer came along to help sort out our middle infield logjam, we’d have to consider it, but “too many star-caliber SS” is not a problem that I am terribly worried about in the long run.  ::)
Title: Re: Early Look at 2019
Post by: Marlins JM on 8 Sep 2018 12:00:35 PM
Oh sure...

Rub it in.
Title: Re: Early Look at 2019
Post by: Yankees CC on 8 Sep 2018 9:25:14 PM
Oh sure...

Rub it in.

I haven't even gotten around to the farm system overview yet...  ;)
Title: Re: Early Look at 2019
Post by: Marlins JM on 8 Sep 2018 10:30:59 PM
Oh sure...

Rub it in.

I haven't even gotten around to the farm system overview yet...  ;)


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