The New York Yankees have a laundry checklist of positions so as to add now that free company has begun. With Aaron Choose, Andrew Benintendi, Anthony Rizzo and others now available on the market, there are immediately plenty of holes within the roster that received 99 video games and the American League East final season.
On high of that, the workforce is at all times seeking to enhance, even the place there are established starters.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman addressed this, saying:
“Presently, we do not have a proper fielder, we do not have a left fielder. At all times like to enhance the pitching. And I said in my New York press convention that we’ve some youngsters pushing in on the infield. So, there will be, I might suppose, in all probability going to be plenty of thrilling alternatives that might play out subsequent spring.”
Cashman’s statements appear to suggest that whereas the workforce has wants that must be addressed in free company, shortstop isnt one in all them.
Final 12 months’s acquisition Isaiah Kiner-Falefa did not pan out fairly just like the workforce had hoped, however he may be the starter once more subsequent season.
If not, the Yankees do have a number of younger prospects, a few whom contributed down the stretch and within the postseason, who would possibly take that job. That features high prospect Anthony Volpe, Oswaldo Cabrera and Oswald Peraza.
Cashman appears to imagine that they’ve who they want for that place, which suggests they are going to in all probability not be going after Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson, Carlos Correa or Xander Bogaerts.
He did point out that he is at all times open to enhancing positions which have established gamers, so the likelihood is not completely dominated out.
Who would be the Yankees shortstop subsequent season?
Among the many 4 prospects, Peraza in all probability has the very best shot at being the beginning shortstop on Opening Day. He supplanted Kiner-Falefa on the place and is a superior defender to Cabrera.
Cabrera can play virtually wherever on the sphere, so he may be elsewhere. Volpe won’t be main league prepared by the point the season begins, which leaves Peraza.
They may additionally signal a one-year stopgap like Jose Iglesias or Elvis Andrus, however that is far much less possible.