The New York Yankees are approaching their magic number to clinch the AL East. And with the postseason looming there are individual players to keep our eyes on in September. So for this piece, we will tab three Yankees to watch in September.
We start with a player not currently on the roster in Giancarlo Stanton. The reason being is that Stanton is making progress towards returning this season. But with the Yankees Slugger being a streaky hitter that goes through Sahara-esque dry spells, the question has to be asked will a couple of weeks be enough? Giancarlo Stanton can easily carry the Yankees when going well. But we have seen a number of at-bats that Big G seems lost. This season has been all but lost for the slugging outfielder as only nine games have been registered. But if the closing two weeks if the season proves fruitful, Giancarlo Stanton will be a welcomed addition to the postseason roster.
The unofficial ace of the 2019 Yankees pitching staff, Domingo German has had a very good season so far. And one would have to assume German gets the nod for Game 1 of the ALDS. Domingo pitched incredibly well against the red hot LA Dodgers last weekend. German will be looked at to take the ball in September and help the Yankees lock in the AL East but also the best record in MLB.
Arguably, the most crucial member of the New York Yankees postseason roster is currently inured. Luis Severino is undoubtedly the ace when healthy and on the field. Sevvy proved as such with a Cy Young caliber campaign a couple of seasons ago. But it’s not just the “stuff” that makes Sevvy so valuable and vital to the Yankees. It’s also his presence and what he represents for the Bronx Bombers. When you have that true number one ace type starter the rest if the rotation shakes out pretty easily. Starting with Sevvy, a playoff rotation of Masahiro Tanaka, Domingo German, and James Paxton is a scary quartet.