Yankees: 3 players whose futures with NYY are doomed after shortened season
2. Tyler Wade
One could say Yankees fans have seen enough of Tyler Wade.
Perhaps we could all agree that Tyler Wade‘s idiotic base running blunder against the New York Mets officially did him in with the fans. Wade is pretty much only on this roster because of his speed, wits on the bases, and defensive versatility. He can’t be making late-inning mistakes to cost his team the game, especially as a runner.
On top of that, we’ve quite honestly seen enough of the soon-to-be 26-year-old. He made his MLB debut in 2017 and has yet to impress beyond displaying his speed. Across 145 games during that four-year span, Wade is slashing just .189/.267/.286 with 42 runs scored, 4 home runs, 22 RBI and 12 stolen bases. That’s pretty much a full-season sample size … and 12 stolen bases isn’t going to cut it.
His offense has failed to improve (that’s putting it nicely) and he owns a 0.0 dWAR … so what’s the point? Wade is on pace to play the most games of his career in a single season (he’s already at 36) and he’s hitting .161 with just three stolen bases. If he can’t show a semblance of growth for four straight years now, it’s clear there’s no role for him beyond ’20.
Wade has no trade value so he’s probably not going anywhere, but don’t count on manager Aaron Boone or general manager Brian Cashman relying on him for much of anything in 2021.