The New York Yankees are going through their worst stretch of baseball since early April. And while some players are struggling, others are still producing at a successful clip. We take a look back at just who’s Up and Down. Don’t forget to take a look back at some previous editions of this very countdown 5/15 and 5/22.
1 Up- Aaron Judge
The Yankees Aaron Judge has quietly been producing all season. Judge has a triple slash line of .290/.425/.579 to go along with 14 home runs and 39 rbi’s. What is less known is that Aaron Judge is a great right fielder. Judge put that defensive ability on full display throwing out two LA Angels in the same game.
1 Down- Didi Gregorius
For the second week, Didi has made the list. For the month of April Didi was untouchable he could do no wrong. However, the month of May has been the exact opposite. Gregorius has hit just .113 for the month of May. With the calendar getting ready to change once again we hope Didi can flip the switch also.
2 Up- Gleyber Torres
“Like a Good Gleyber, Torres is there”- John Sterling. The Home run call says it all Gleyber has been very good since the Yankees promoted him to the Majors. Gleyber has 9 home runs tying him with the entire power production the Yankees received in 2017. Gleyber has been so productive that Yankee manager Aaron Boone moved Torres up to the five spot in the order in yesterday’s Memorial Day matinee against the World Champion Houston Astros.
2 Down- Ronald Torreyes
With the overwhelming amount of talent, the Yankees have on their roster the numbers game caught up with an unexpected player. Ronald Torreyes only makes this section because of the roster crunch the Yankees face. No doubt that Torreyes will be back up to the Majors this season but for now “Toe” takes his .339 batting average to Scranton.
3 Up- Austin Romine
Austin Romine has found himself serving as the Yankees backup catcher for several years now. But with a mission given to him by manager Aaron Boone to get more out of his offensive game, Romine has taken that to heart. Romine changed up batting stance and closed himself off. The closed batting stance now gives Ro more ability to drive the ball and it has been successful so far this season.
3 Down- Sonny Gray
Sonny Gray has struggled since joining the New York Yankees (except for one start.) This season Gray’s ERA sits at an astronomical 5.98. In 49.2 innings pitched Gray has given up 57 hits and walked 28. These are not the kind of numbers that you expect from a guy acquired to be your number two or three starter. If Gray cannot get his command under control the Yankees will not be able to count on him for the crucial stretch run and the playoffs.
B.O.L.O.- Miguel Andújar
Andújar has been playing very well for the Yankees this season. His better than expected play was confirmed when the Yankees decided to option Brandon Drury to Scranton upon completion of his rehab assignment. Andújar currently leads the Yankees in batting average with a .298 average and also has 15 doubles to go along with it. If Andújar can keep up this level of production, Drury may become expendable at the deadline.