2017 Lineup Projections

The 2016 – 2017 offseason will be over in five days, and it appears as though the Yankees are finished making moves.  Their most recent acquisition of 2016 NL HR champion Chris Carter caps off a decent offseason for the Yankees.

Though they failed to bolster their rotation, and appear to be settled on going with young arms like Luis Cessa and Chad Green, they did bring back World Series Champion Aroldis Chapman and bolstered their lineup with Matt Holliday and the aforementioned Chris Carter.

Here is a look at the projected lineups and rotation for the 2017 Yankees:

Lineup vs. RHP:
The Yankees have publicly mentioned that they are not set on batting the light-hitting Ellsbury in the leadoff spot in 2017.  Here’s my projection –

  1. Gardner LF
  2. Gregorius SS
  3. Sanchez C
  4. Holliday / Carter DH
  5. Bird 1B
  6. Judge RF
  7. Castro 2B
  8. Headley  3B
  9. Ellsbury  CF

 

Vs. LHP

  1. Gardner CF
  2. Hicks / Austin LF
  3. Sanchez C.
  4. Carter 1B
  5. Holliday DH
  6. Judge RF
  7. Castro 2B
  8. Gregorius SS
  9. Headley 3b

 

Rotation:

  1. Masahiro Tanaka
  2. Michael Pineda
  3. CC Sabathia
  4. Luis Severino
  5. Luis Cessa

Waiting in the wings to fill in the rotation: Chad Green, Brian Mitchell, Adam Warren, Chance Adams, James Kaprielian

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