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Yankees Analysis

Do the Yankees need more left-handed hitters?

Lack of run scoring was an issue last season, but was the team’s performance against right handed pitching a problem?

Gerrit Cole deserved to win the AL Cy Young Award

It was a close race between Gerrit Cole and winner Robbie Ray, but the Yankees’ ace had a great case backed by numbers.

How likely is Brian Cashman to extend Aaron Judge?

His history of giving out long extensions is not deep.

Who were the streakiest Yankees in 2021?

The Yankees were very streaky on a team level in 2021, but which individual players ran the most hot and cold?

Center field is suddenly a pressing need for the Yankees

In a span of 24 hours, the Yankees announced a flurry of roster moves, creating a depth problem in the middle of the outfield behind Aaron Hicks.

Evaluating the defense of the Yankees’ potential shortstop targets

As the Yankees look to fill the infield’s most important position, the three top options have quality bats. But what about their fielding abilities?

The Yankees reminded us power hitting is more than just home runs

The Yankees’ scarcity of runs this season wasn’t due to a lack of home runs or a lack of base runners — so what was it?

Missed locations on 0-2 counts cost the Yankees at times in 2021

Generally very good with 0-2 counts, Yankee pitching sometimes missed badly with location.

Five interesting projects for the next Yankees’ hitting coach

Fixing these struggling stars should be at the top of the priority list for the team.

Why I’m still hopeful about DJ LeMahieu

Despite a poor 2021 campaign, there are signs pointing to a bounce-back for the veteran infielder.

Minnesota’s performance at the plate echoes the Yankees

The Yankees and Twins were juggernauts in 2019, leading to division titles. Just two years later, they’re both sitting home in October — and their offenses shoulder much of the blame.

How the Yankees’ confidence in Gleyber Torres at shortstop gradually waned

Once presumed to be the future at shortstop, Gleyber Torres’ time as the primary starter there appears to be over.

The Yankees’ trade deadline paled in comparison to the playoff teams’

Unlike the Yankees, most were able to add impact players.

Can the Yankees expect centerfield help to come from within the organization?

The Yankees have rising prospects coming off strong minor league seasons but are they ready to contribute in the coming season.

The troubling case of DJ LeMahieu

Should the Yankees have seen their team MVP’s regression coming?

Yankees might be unable to significantly upgrade at catcher in 2022

Gary Sánchez wasn’t good in 2021, but there may not be a path to bring in a starting-caliber alternative this offseason.

The Yankees face internal roster decisions at the catcher position

While Gary Sánchez and Kyle Higashioka hold down spots at the major league level, rising prospects are putting their name front and center for valuable 40-man roster spots heading into 2022.

The Yankees need to re-think their defensive strategy

It’s clear that the Yankees do not play good team defense, and the data backs it up. What causes these issues, and what will the organization do to address it?

The future is uncertain for Brett Gardner and the Yankees

The veteran outfielder has a split option for 2022, and has already said, informally, that he hopes to come back.

The Yankees’ final baserunning blunder turned out to be their worst

It’s impossible not to think about what would have happened if Phil Nevin had just held Aaron Judge at third in that infamous sixth-inning play.

How do the Yankees match up against Nathan Eovaldi?

The Yankees will look to tee off on the ex-Yankee again on Tuesday evening.

Gerrit Cole has a solid history pitching in elimination games

Will his Wild Card start Tuesday follow the trend?

The Judge-Stanton duo has been even better than we thought

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton finally stayed healthy and produced for a full year. The results have been spectacular.

Gleyber Torres’ power is still missing, and the Yankees need it

The young infielder has a 124 wRC+ since September 10, but that figure is somewhat deceiving.

Giancarlo’s month-long hot streak is one of his all-time best

This is the hottest that Giancarlo Stanton has been in quite some time.

Michael King could be a solid relief arm for years to come

The Yankee reliever has subtly remade himself, and it’s paying off.

Does Gerrit Cole have a special sauce for the Blue Jays?

The Yankee ace has dominated Toronto while wearing pinstripes.

Corey Kluber and the art of the curveball

Long a closely-guarded weapon, it appears Kluber has shared with his teammates the secret behind the patented Kluberball.

Giancarlo Stanton and the problem of “value”

Playing Stanton as a DH makes him a worse financial commitment.

Michael King may have found his niche as a reliever

King’s changes in short relief have been quite beneficial.

Where does Gerrit Cole stand in the Cy Young Award race?

There was no clear frontrunner among American League pitchers for most of the 2021 season. How does the Yankees ace stack up against other top candidates?

These Yankees have turned it on at the right time

Despite poor overall play this season, three Yankees players have contributed in a big way to the stretch run.

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