Yankees Have High Hopes For Didi Gregorious


The Yankees know that they will never be able to find another Derek Jeter, but they believe that they have found someone who will be pretty close to it with the trade for Didi Gregorius.

Many people in the organization are excited to see how the young 24-year-old shortstop will perform this season, including Yankees new hitting coach Jeff Pentland. Simply stated, Pentland told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com that Gregorius has a “huge future.” 

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Gregorius played in just 80 games this past season with the Diamondbacks, but didn’t perform too bad. He hit .226 with six home runs and 27 RBI. The Yankees believe that he has huge potential that is just waiting to be noticed, and they think that the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium will be to his advantage.

While he may be feeling the pressure of trying to perform day in and day out to Jeter’s level, he has a backup just in case he starts to struggle at any point during the year. While the team re-signed Stephen Drew to be their starting second basemen, Drew has extensive experience at shortstop, and therefore could fill in for Gregorius if needed.