5 Yankees who are flying under the radar
By Ryan Doyle
A handful of Yankees are surprisingly entering the season without much buzz
With a team as star-studded as the New York Yankees, it’s no surprise that a handful of players are flying under the radar of late.
Just take a look at the roster, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gerrit Cole, Aroldis Chapman… The list goes on and on.
Plus, the Yankees have had their fair share of headlines dating back to the winter of 2019. Can you believe we are approaching eight months without baseball?
With all of the news and notes from a brutally long offseason, it’s only natural for the hype surrounding a few players to dwindle.
The 2020 season is still up in the air but if baseball does return a number of Yankees will enter the season without much fanfare. Still, these players will play a critical role in the team’s success.
For some of these players, lengthy absences due to injury have made their abilities seem almost like a distant memory. Think back to just a season ago when the emergence of Gio Urshela made budding star Miguel Andujar turn into a luxury item.
At the same time, the introduction of a new star pitcher will help release the pressure for some Yankees stars. While the spotlight will still be on them, all eyes will be on Cole when he toes the slab.
As we continue to hope for baseball’s long-awaited return, let’s not forget how these players could help push the Yankees towards their 28th World Championship.