Yankees 40 Man Roster Trade Value: 35-31

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Sep 17, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan (17) throws the ball against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

33. Infielder Brendan Ryan

Ryan is oft-injured, isn’t the best hitter in the world, and looking at the metrics, his defense appears to be slipping. Yet here he is at 33 in the trade value rankings.

Ryan can play all over the infield and won’t hurt you with the glove at all. Even if the defensive metrics have him declining, he’ll be better with the glove than most.

Ryan’s pretty cheap too. He’s getting $2 million this year, and has a player option for next year, so he’s not really gonna hurt your payroll if you have him on the roster.

The 32 year old only played in 49 games last season, hitting just .167 with eight RBI. The Yankees acquired him late in 2013 and he got his average up to .220. He hasn’t hit above .200 since 2011.

I think if the played more, the metrics would be higher on him, and probably his bat would be a little better than he’s shown.

If Didi Gregorius or Stephen Drew faulter, we could see more of Ryan this season if guys like Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela aren’t ready.