2. DJ LeMahieu
Voit is a machine, but he’s not LeMachine. DJ LeMahieu at first base makes a ton of sense. It allows the Bombers to use lefty slugger Rougned Odor at second base to help mix up the offense.
LeMahieu has obviously been open to moving around the infield, which we didn’t think would be a reality after he signed his lucrative six-year contract. He earned his keep. He should stay at second base if he desires.
But DJLM is a team guy, through and through. He’s played first, second and third in 2021, and has nearly played first (22 games) as much as he’s played second (24). At this point, he might as well be the Yankees’ primary first baseman so they can maintain the best offense and most reliable defense possible.
He’s yet to make an error in 122 innings at the position and, nothing against DJ, but Odor turning those double plays from Torres and Gio Urshela are quite electrifying. Maybe this is the best answer internally. The Yankees don’t have to do much to maintain the status quo while Ford and Andújar will still be there for part-time reps in the event of a lineup change.
Unless … Brian Cashman decides to make a splash.