The New York Yankees have been one of the most active teams in baseball this offseason, and they added another piece to their puzzle on Friday.
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The Yankees have been one of the top teams in baseball over the past few years and are always looking for ways to improve their roster. One of the ways they do this is by trading for players that can help them win now and in the future.
One player that the Yankees traded for during the 2018 season was Luke Voit. Voit is a first baseman that was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for reliever Chasen Shreve and minor league pitcher Giovanny Gallegos.
Voit is a power hitter that can provide some much-needed pop to the Yankees lineup. In 2019, he hit 21 home runs and drove in 62 RBI while batting .263/.338/.455. He also has a good glove and is solid defensively at first base.
The Yankees are hopeful that Voit can continue to develop and become an even more important part of their lineup in the years to come.
The Yankees’ Previous First Basemen
The Yankees have gone through a lot of first basemen in recent years, trying to find a long-term solution at the position. They’ve tried veterans like Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez, as well as younger players like Greg Bird and Tyler Austin. None of them have really worked out, so the Yankees decided to make a trade for Luke Voit.
Voit is a 26-year-old first baseman who was originally drafted by the Cardinals in 2013. He made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2016 but was traded to the Yankees in 2018. In 2019, he had a breakout season, hitting .263/.333/.455 with 19 home runs and 54 RBIs.
The Yankees are hoping that Voit can be their long-term solution at first base, and they’re clearly confident in him because they traded away two young players to get him. Time will tell if Voit can be the answer at first base for the Yankees, but he’s certainly off to a good start.
Why the Yankees Traded for Voit
On July 29, 2018, the Yankees traded for Voit and international bonus pool money from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. The move was widely criticized as the Cardinals were considered to have given up on Voit too soon after he hit .273/.377/.488 with 15 home runs in 62 games for their Triple-A team, the Memphis Redbirds that season.
Voit’s Career Statistics
Voit is a career .273/.358/.487 hitter in 1,094 plate appearances spread over four seasons with the Cardinals (2016-18) and Yankees (2018-19). The 28-year-old first baseman/outfielder has hit 48 home runs with 133 RBI while striking out 223 times.
How Voit Fits into the Yankees’ Lineup
The Yankees have been on the lookout for a first baseman since Greg Bird’s career took a turn for the worse, and they may have finally found their guy in Luke Voit. The Yankees acquired Voit from the Cardinals on July 29 in exchange for Giovanny Gallegos and Chasen Shreve.
Voit is a former 22nd round draft pick who made his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 2016. He spent most of 2017 in Triple-A before being called up in September. In 2018, Voit appeared in 39 games for the Cardinals, hitting .317/.371/.689 with 14 home runs.
The 27-year-old provides the Yankees with some much-needed power from the right side of the plate. He will likely platoon with Bird at first base, but could see time at designated hitter against left-handed pitchers. Voit will also give manager Aaron Boone another option at catcher in a pinch.
All in all, giving up two fringe prospects for a young power hitter who should be a solid contributor for years to come is a very good return for the Yankees.influenced by national preference or geographic location. Within the four color categories, you are likely to find common roasts as listed below. It’s a good idea to ask before you buy. There can be a world of difference between roasts.
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