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Yankees Analysis

Aaron Hicks’ lack of production is starting to become an issue for the Yankees

The Yankees’ outfielder is still showing an elite ability to draw walks, but not much else. Should he start losing playing time?

DJ LeMahieu isn’t hitting offspeed pitches, or his lofty expectations

Once a strength, the infielder has had trouble hitting non-fastballs, and hasn’t quite hit the way he made us expect him to.

Jordan Lyles vs. the Yankees: Two starts with two very different results

Tonight’s starter has already shut down the Yankees and been lit up by the Yankees in this young season.

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Joey Gallo (5/15)

Gallo’s insurance home run was a master class.

Marwin Gonzalez v. Tyler Wade, Battle for (F)Utility

Was the combination of signing Marwin Gonzalez and DFA’ing Tyler Wade an upgrade or simply a sidegrade?

Josh Donaldson is heating up while doing the right things at bat

Donaldson’s results at the plate have been solid, but the process has been even better.

Let’s diagnose and fix Jonathan Loáisiga

The righty has had a bumpy start to 2022.

Yankee roll the dice on Danny Salazar reclamation project

The former Cleveland All-Star joined New York on a minor league deal.

How the Yankees have solved their lineup overflow

By design, the Yankees have 10 starters for nine lineup spots. Here’s how they’ve maneuvered around that during the season’s first month.

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Aaron Judge (5/10)

The righty slugger’s pitch-to-pitch adjustments are uncanny, as he has incredible feel for his swing.

What to watch for from Luis Gil tonight

The flame-throwing Yankees rookie makes his first big league start of the season tonight against the White Sox.

Aaron Hicks is taking his walks, and not much else

The veteran outfielder is walking his way to a good season.

Exploring the Yankees’ early use of their starting pitchers

The starters haven’t been going very deep, but there’s generally been perfectly good reasons for it.

Gerrit Cole is perfectly fine, post-sticky stuff controversy

Last season’s "sticky stuff" fixation centered unfairly around Gerrit Cole. In the aftermath of the crackdown, Cole’s numbers show that he is still elite.

Aaron Judge is still getting cheated by umps more than any other player

No. 99 leads the league in missed called strikes below the zone. Sound familiar?

Giancarlo Stanton is still the king of exit velocity

A closer look at the annual exit velocity leaderboard shows just how unique a player Giancarlo Stanton continues to be.

Why can’t the Yankees hit pitches down the middle?

The offense goes cold when guys stop punishing mistakes.

Aaron Judge is back to consistently pulling the ball in the air

Launching the ball to the pull side has always been Judge’s power unlock.

Just how good can Aaron Judge get?

The Yankees’ best player is off to a torrid start.

Stock Up, Stock Down: Updated ZiPS Yankees projections

ZiPS has adjusted its expectations for the Yankees early in the 2022 season.

The Yankees are making a one-man DH look obsolete

While Giancarlo Stanton has been married to the role in recent years, the flexibility with which the Yankees have used their DH in 2022 will be hard to give up.

Toronto’s offense has been no match for the Bombers bullpen

Yankees relievers held the potent Toronto lineup to just three earned runs across their first seven head-to-head contests.

Joey Gallo is good, and now he’s showing us

Gallo struggled mightily out of the gates, but it looks like he may be turning a corner.

How the cutter unlocks the rest of Jameson Taillon’s arsenal

The speed with which Jamo has integrated the pitch into his repertoire is impressive.

Gleyber Torres is showing signs of life

Torres’ recent hot streak is a great sign of things to come

Giancarlo Stanton is working his way back into the Yankees outfield

The former MVP is finding his form on the field once again.

Finding a breaking ball that works for Chad Green

He’s toyed with a slider, curveball, and most recently a whirly, but has never found one that he can trust.

Judge and Stanton aren’t walking, but it might work

Judge and Stanton are walking at career-low rates, but it might be leading to some positive developments.

Lucas Luetge’s cutter is becoming an elite pitch

With a spin rate near the top of the league and above-average horizontal movement, Luetge’s cutter usage has risen for now-obvious reasons.

Josh Donaldson is finally starting to settle down

He may have been pressing the first few weeks of the season

Michael King is just getting started for the Yankees

The young hurler has all the upside in the world.

Anthony Rizzo is no longer leg kicking

The slight swing change is paying off big time for the lefty slugger.