5 Yankees with the most to prove heading into 2020

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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The spotlight will shine bright on these Yankees in 2020

For a number of New York Yankees, the 2020 season marks a critical juncture of their respective careers.

Whether it be a superstar like Giancarlo Stanton or a player trying to break into the big league roster like Tyler Wade, a tremendous amount rides on their respective performances this season.

While 2020 may be different than any other season in Major League Baseball history, it doesn’t change the fact that a number of Yankees will need to perform at their best.

For some players, they enter 2020 looking for a fresh start. Injuries or poor play may have hampered them in past seasons but the new season provides a blank slate. One particular Yankees superstar may come to mind. As he enters the third season in pinstripes, Stanton will have the pressure to stay healthy and produce in the middle of a daunting Yankees lineup to silence his raucous critics.

Others are just looking for a role on a team headed for a deep playoff run. Wade, for example, has showcased his toolset in previous seasons but has yet been giving the keys to a consistent role in the big leagues.

Yankees fans have read it and heard it on radio and television broadcasts thousands of times, the pressure players face when they don the pinstripes is different. While every Yankee will have to face the fans World Series expectations and the media circus after every game, the following players have much riding on the line in 2020.