They still don’t have a starter to back Gerrit Cole until the return of Luis Severino and Corey Kluber, but they finally listened to advice and added two left-handed hitters who will change the face of the manager’s lineup. Aaron boone and they will also improve defense.
First they received the outfielder Joey gallo from the Texas Rangers, a hitter who has hit 40 home runs in two of his seven major league seasons and once hit more than 90 lines.
Right now Gallo has a line of .223 / .379 / .490, with 25 homers and 55 RBIs. Of his 69 hits, 32 are extra-base hits (he has 6 doubles) but it’s not just power that he brings. It is also the leader in tickets received with 74.
Anthony Rizzo, meanwhile, brings his 11-year experience and four Golden Gloves as a first baseman to New York. In addition, he has 33 extra-base hits this year among his 80 hits, counting 14 home runs and 16 doubles. Total of 40 chartered.
His batting line is .248 / .346 / .446, but the Yankees trust him to lean on the rest of the lienup to see those numbers rise and return to being the player who added 4 seasons with more than 30 home runs and others. 4 with more than 100 RBIs.
With them, Boone’s lineup would have
1.DJ LeMahieu, 2B
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
5. Joey Gallo, LF
6. Gary Sánchez, C
7. Gleyber Torres, SS
8. Gio Urshela, 3B
9. Brett Gardner or Greg Allen, CF
The Yankees have struggled to produce runs all year, and the arrival of Gallo and Rizzo could be the solution.
If all goes as expected, they could compete with powerful lineups such as the Toronto Blue Jays (leaders in collective homers with 153 and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leading), the Los Angeles Angels of Shohei Ohtani, Jared Walsh and soon Mike Trout or the Los Angeles Angels. Boston Red Sox, who just added Kyle Schwarber to join Rafael Devers, JD Martinez, Alex Verdugo and Xander Bogaerts in the lineup.