It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? It seemed like it would be a good idea to wait for the ebb and flow of the Yankees’ season to calm down a little before bringing FanPost Friday back. The last time we did one of these, the campaign had just begun and Jay Bruce was still the Yankees’ first baseman. So to answer my own opening question from that fact alone: Yes, it’s been a minute.
One of the key differences from early on in 2021 is at the heart of our new FanPost Friday prompt:
Who should be the Yankees’ starting left fielder?
When the season began, it was a no-brainer for Aaron Boone to use Clint Frazier in left. He’d been one of the Yankees’ best position players in the shortened 2020 and seemed to have come into his own. After a good opening week though, Frazier fell into a deep slump that stretched through May, and by the end of that month, competition had emerged for his starting spot. He’s had highlights for sure, but
Miguel Andújar broke back onto the Yankees’ scene with a May call-up, and most of his playing time has come in left field. He’s had his own cold streaks, but he’s also occasionally flashed some of the 2018 form that led to a runner-up finish for AL Rookie of the Year. As it stands now, their numbers are quite similar. The only alignment of both of them starting (with Frazier in right field) requires Aaron Judge playing center, and that’s unlikely to be a regular occurrence.
So make your case! Should the Yankees go with Frazier or Andújar as their regular left fielder? Do you have another plan in mind? Go into detail and submit your own FanPost! Remember, we’re looking for more than just a couple ranting paragraphs. There’s ample material out there to give your opinion some support.
Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before June 25th for your post to be considered.