The New York Yankees went down to D.C. to finish up a game and a half from their suspended/rainout against the Washington Nationals from May. We examine the players that have been doing well. And others that have rained on the Yankees’ parade during the last week. Also take a look back at some of our previous editions of this very countdown.
1 Up- Aaron Hicks
Hicks has had a fire lit under him and it has lead to some big hits for the Yankees recently. Aaron has hit several home runs for the Yankees that have come at clutch moments. There have been times throughout the season in which Hicks has struggled at the plate. But whenever his position as the everyday centerfielder gets challenged he steps up.
1 Down- Gary Sanchez
Sanchez has had a rough season thus far and has lead to him having a batting average under the Mendosa line. Now even with his struggles, Sanchez does have 13 home runs on the season. Recently Sanchez was sat down for a few days so we have to hope that the time off can renew Gary’s stroke at the plate.
2 Up- Dellin Betances
Dellin has been the Yankees best reliever over the last few weeks. Betances was thought to be all but done last season but has refound his ability to get outs. And will be a huge contributor in the Yankees World Series aspirations.
2 Down- Neil Walker
Neil Walker was brought in as almost an insurance policy if the young kids and if Greg Bird could stay healthy. But with the emergence of Miguel Andújar and Gleyber Torres and a now healthy Greg Bird, Walker hasn’t received very much playing time. And with the lack of consistent at-bats, Walker has struggled this season.
3 Up- Didi Gregorius
Player of the Month for April. Missing in action in May. Reappearing in June. This has been your Didi Gregorius 2018 summary. Didi is getting back to the form that won him April POM. Over his last 7 games, Didi has 3 home runs and a .320/.393/.760 slash line. If Sir Didi can continue what he is doing this month “lookout” as Kenny Singleton would say.
3 Down- Miguel Andújar
All Major League Baseball players will go through struggles and low points in a season. And currently, Miguel Andújar is going through one of those times. Over his last 7 games, Miggy is hitting just .154/.154/.192 for his slash line. in that time he only has 4 hits in 26 at-bats and 7 strikeouts with no RBIs.
B.O.L.O- Jonathan Holder
Jonathan Holder has been downright dominant since being recalled from the minor leagues. Many people questioned manager Aaron Boone on his usage of Holder. But those questions have been put to rest. As over his last 20 innings pitched Holder has maintained his namesake and not allowed a single run. We all need to keep an eye out for this talented young reliever.