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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/15/15

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports | Ryan Hatch: Should Jacoby Ellsbury finally be dropped in the batting order if he continues to struggle at the plate?

Fangraphs | Chris Mitchell: Projecting Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez for the future and what his role will be with the team.

Baseball Prospectus Bronx | Alex Putterman: Almost the entire 2015 Yankees lineup has outperformed their preseason projections, especially Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran, and Alex Rodriguez (I bet you can figure out who didn't).

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: Masahiro Tanaka might be the anti-Matt Harvey as both pitchers have dealt with injury in different ways and hope to remain healthy. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees have scouted 29-year-old Korean slugging first baseman Byung-Ho Park.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: A few random thoughts about the Yankees include the team's feelings on Rob Refsnyder, Carlos Beltran is not a right fielder, and what happens to Ivan Nova in the offseason.