Yankees: Five players who are on track to make this year’s All-Star Game

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 21: DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees hits a double during the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Numbers: .322 BA, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 46 H, 10 2B, 23 R, .371 OBP

LeMahieu has been a savior for the Yanks through the first month and a half and without him, there’s no they’d be 10 games over .500. There hasn’t been a more consistent hitter in the Yankees lineup up to this point or a more clutch one for that matter. With RISP, DJ is hitting an incredible .471 with 17 RBI in 34 at-bats.

Defensively he’s been sure-handed at second, third and even first on occasion. Right now he’s the primary second basemen for the Yanks and Gleyber Torres is the shortstop with both Didi Gregorius and Troy Tulowitzki still out. Once one of them returns that could change but no matter where he plays we’ll continue to see him in the everyday lineup.

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His power numbers aren’t great but in a day and age where all anybody seems to care about is launch angles and home runs LeMahieu has shown the value of putting the ball in play and hitting to the opposite field. He’s exactly what the Yankee lineup needed and deserves serious consideration to earn his third All-Star nod in the coming weeks.

We’ve seen utility players get selected to the All-Star game more and more over the past couple seasons and this year there’s no one better to represent the AL than LeMahieu.