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The Yankees Roster
The Yankees have a long and storied history, and their 2021 roster is no different. With a mix of veterans and young players, the Yankees are always a force to be reckoned with. Who is number 18 on the Yankees 2021 roster?
The Starting Lineup
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles). In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.
The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Brian Cashman is the team’s general manager, and Aaron Boone is their manager. The team’s home games were played at Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. In 1974 and 1975, their home games were played at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens while Yankee Stadium was being renovated. From 2009 to 2012, their home games were played at their original home ballpark known as Old-Timers’ Day Field located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while their new stadium was constructed adjacent to it; they have since returned to playing their home games at Yankee Stadium since it reopened for Major League Baseball regular season play on April 16th 2009
The Yankees have a strong bench this season, led by slugger Luke Voit. Other key players on the bench include Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu, and Gio Urshela.
The Pitching Rotation
Yankees fans are anxious to see what the pitching rotation will look like this year. The team has some young, up-and-coming pitchers that they are hoping will step up and fill the shoes of some of the veterans that have left.
The Starting Pitchers
The Yankees will have a very good starting pitching rotation this year. They have a lot of depth and talent in their starting pitchers. They have a few young guys that are up and coming and they have some veterans that have been around for awhile. Here is a look at the Yankees starting pitchers for the 2021 season.
Gerrit Cole will be the Yankees ace this year. He is coming off of a great 2020 season where he went 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA. He struck out 94 batters in 84 innings pitched. He will be looking to build on that success in 2021 and help lead the Yankees to a World Series victory.
Luis Severino is another one of the Yankees top starters. He missed all of 2020 due to injury, but he is healthy now and ready to go for 2021. In 2019, he went 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 220 batters in 191 innings pitched. If he can stay healthy, he will be a big help to the Yankees rotation this year.
Masahiro Tanaka is another veteran starter that the Yankees will be counting on this year. He had a down year in 2020, but he is still a very good pitcher when he is on his game. In 2019, he went 11-9 with a 4.45 ERA. He struck out 153 batters in 176 innings pitched. The Yankees will need him to step up this year if they want to make a run at the World Series title.
James Paxton is another talented starter that the Yankees have in their rotation. He had an up and down 2020 season, but he showed flashes of what he is capable of when he is pitching well. In 2019, he went 15-6 with a 3.82 ERA. He struck out 186 batters in 150 innings pitched. If Paxton can pitch like he did in 2019, the Yankees will have one of the best rotations in baseball this year
The Relief Pitchers
The New York Yankees have a deep and talented pitching staff, and that includes the relief pitchers. These are the guys who come in when the game is on the line and the Yankees need to get some outs. Let’s meet them.
The closer is Aroldis Chapman. He is a left-handed pitcher from Cuba and he is one of the hardest throwers in baseball. Chapman throws fastballs that reach 100 miles per hour, and he also has a devastating slider. When Chapman is on the mound, the Yankees know they have a good chance to win.
Chapman is supported by a group of talented relievers, including Dellin Betances, Zack Britton, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder, Tommy Kahnle, and Adam Ottavino. These guys can all get hitters out, and they give the Yankees a lot of options when the game is on the line.
The Coaching Staff
The New York Yankees have a long and storied history, and that extends to their coaching staff. The current staff is led by manager Aaron Boone, who is in his fourth season with the team. He is joined by pitching coach Matt Blake, hitting coach Marcus Thames, and assistant hitting coach P.J. Pilittere.
Aaron Boone, who was the former third baseman for the Yankees, has been the team’s manager since 2018.
Boone was born in La Mesa, California and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the son of Bob Boone, a former major league catcher and manager, and Susan Boone. His brother Bret Boone also played Major League Baseball.
He was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1994 out of high school but did not sign with them and instead attended Stanford University. In 1997, he was drafted again by the Yankees in the third round and this time he did sign with them. He made his Major League debut with the Yankees in September 2003.
In 2009, Boone suffered a serious injury when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while playing pickup basketball games; as a result, he missed the entire 2010 season.
On December 1, 2017, Boone was hired by the Yankees to be their 33rd manager in franchise history, succeeding Joe Girardi.
The Pitching Coach
The Pitching Coach is an important member of the baseball coaching staff. They are responsible for teaching pitchers the proper way to throw different pitches, how to hold runners on base, and how to field their position. The Pitching Coach also works with the Catcher to develop a game plan for each batter.
The Pitching Coach is usually a former pitcher who understand the mechanics of pitching. They must be able to communicate effectively with pitchers and help them make adjustments during games. The Pitching Coach also works closely with the General Manager and Scouting Department to identify and develop pitchers who can help the team win.
The Hitting Coach
The Yankees have yet to name their hitting coach for the 2021 season. However, they have named their new assistant hitting coach, who is former major league infielder Philip Barzilla.
The Farm System
The Yankees have a lot of prospects in their farm system. Some of them are close to being ready for the majors, while others are still a few years away. One of the benefits of having a farm system is that it allows the team to develop players and have them ready to contribute when they are needed.
The Minor League Affiliates
The Yankees have five minor league affiliates: the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Double-A Somerset Patriots, the High-A Tampa Tarpons, the Low-A Charleston RiverDogs, and the Short Season A Staten Island Yankees.
The RailRiders are the top affiliate in the Yankees’ system. They play in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and their home ballpark is PNC Field. The team is managed by Jay Bell, and the current roster includes some of the Yankees’ top prospects, such as Estevan Florial, Albert Abreu, and Michael King.
The other affiliates are as follows:
The Double-A team, the Somerset Patriots, are based in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. Their home ballpark is TD Bank Ballpark. The team is managed by Daryl Boston and their current roster includes some of the Yankees’ top prospects, such as Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, and Antonio Cabello.
The High-A team, the Tampa Tarpons, play their home games at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. The team is managed by Reinaldo Lopez and their roster includes some of the Yankees’ top prospects such as Jasson Dominguez, Anthony Volpe, and Joshua Breaux.
The Low-A team is the Charleston RiverDogs. They play their home games at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina. The team is managed by Patrick Osborn and their roster includes some of the Yankees’ top prospects such as Ezequiel Duran, Alexander Vargas, and Roansy Contreras.
The Staten Island Yankees are a Short Season A affiliate of the New York Yankees that plays its home games at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island in New York City borough of Richmond County NY US The current manager of the Staten Island Yankees is Julio Mosquera with former Yankee outfielder Curtis Granderson serving as hitting coach
The Top Prospects
The New York Yankees have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, and that is evident by the team’s recent success at the Major League level. The Yankees have had several homegrown stars come up through the ranks and contribute to the team’s success in recent years, and there are more on the way.
The team’s top prospects include infielder Gleyber Torres, who made his Major League debut in 2018 and was an American League All-Star in 2019; outfielder Clint Frazier, who made his Major League debut in 2017 and has already become a fan favorite; right-handed pitcher Chance Adams, who made his Major League debut in 2018 and is one of the team’s most promising young pitchers; left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield, who made his Major League debut in 2018 and is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball; and third baseman Miguel Andujar, who made his Major League debut in 2018 and was an AL Rookie of the Year finalist.
These are just a few of the many talented prospects in the Yankees’ farm system. With so much young talent on its way to the Bronx, it is exciting to think about what the future holds for this team.