How are members of the 2023 Yankees doing on their new teams in 2024?

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This list is disgustingly long. How is it even possible for a single team to have this much roster turnover year over year? It feels like it's been that way for the New York Yankees every offseason dating back to 2020.

But thankfully, this time, the Yankees seemingly got it right. They jettisoned countless players that didn't belong and welcomed in stars or cultural fits. The roster isn't exactly perfect, but it's better without 95% of the people that departed when curtains fell on the 82-80 season.

Juan Soto, Alex Verdugo, Marcus Stroman, Trent Grisham and Jon Berti are here. Carlos Rodón is beginning to turn it around. Anthony Rizzo might be proving he's just fine after 2023's concerning head injury. Anthony Volpe is ready for a breakout campaign. Oswaldo Cabrera is delivering in ways nobody expected.

At 19-10, this is a much different feel year over year, and the 2024 Yanks are giving us some 2019 vibes. Whether that holds or not is yet to be seen, but we'll tell you right now that whatever this current team is accomplishing, they probably wouldn't be doing so with any of these guys.

How are members of the 2023 Yankees doing on their new teams in 2024?

Aaron Hicks

It might feel like Aaron Hicks wasn't on the 2023 Yankees, but you better believe he was! He complained about his role on the team heading into the third game of the season, which probably led to his eventual release right when he started to turn things around with his bat. The Baltimore Orioles picked him up and he went nuclear, hitting .275 with an .806 OPS in 65 games. Then Hicks hit free agency and the LA Angels came calling. They signed him to a league minimum deal because the Yankees are on the hook for the rest of his money, and through 18 games the veteran is hitting .140 with a .415 OPS. Yup, that's the Hicks we know very well (at least since 2021).

And just like that, he was designated for assignment on Monday. Life comes at you fast.

Luis Severino

Ha. Haha. HAHAHA! Luis Severino started his Mets tenure off in the worst way possible. He got into some classic first-inning trouble by failing to locate and putting too many pitches over the plate, and allowed six runs (three earned) on 11 hits in a loss. But he's been good ever since. He's surrendered just six earned runs over his last five starts, which have totaled 30 innings. Pretty unbelievable if you ask us! Outside of what seemed to have been a fraudulent 2022 campaign (again, only 19 starts), Severino has been terrible/injured for the Yankees ever since the tail end of the 2018 season. Now he's going to have a resurgent season away from the Bronx? Only time will tell, but his 2.31 ERA through five starts is already a bit of a gut punch. Don't be surprised when he twirls a complete game against the Yanks when they face off later this season. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Monday night against the Cubs, so, seriously, don't be surprised.

Harrison Bader

Harrison "I've always envisioned myself being a Met" Bader hasn't been bad in Queens, but he also hasn't been great -- just like his Yankees tenure. He's offering solid defense, some speed on the bases (five stolen bags), and a good average .275. But he's not getting on base much beyond that, and he's slugging just .338. Alex Verdugo is a massive upgrade, even if he's not playing center field. All the best to Bader, who will add another black mark to Cashman's resume for one of the worst trades in modern history.

Willie Calhoun

Even the godforsaken garbage LA Angels haven't tried to see if Willie Calhoun could "bang" yet in 2024. He signed a minor-league deal with Anaheim and has spent this season at Triple-A Salt Lake. He's hitting .269 with a .715 OPS. The Yankees used him for 44 games last year. Hopefully he starts banging soon.

Domingo Germán

Of course he got another chance after the Yankees gave him five too many. Germán signed with Pittsburgh Pirates to follow his drunken rage in the Yankees' clubhouse that finally got him exiled. He's yet to appear in a minor-league game yet. He didn't appear in a spring training game even though he signed in mid-March. No update. He's as good as irrelevant. Not much has changed, except he's not pitching meaningful games for the Yankees.

Jhony Brito

Kick me in the teeth with steel-toed Timbs for ever fretting about the Yankees' pitching depth after the Juan Soto trade. Brito has been the best trade piece the Yanks sent to San Diego in that deal, and he owns a 4.40 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 10 games (14.1 innings). Brito undoubtedly would've helped the Yankees' current bullpen a ton, but nothing outweighs what Soto has done for this team.

Randy Vasquez

Kick me in the teeth once more. After Randy Vasquez had a bad spring training, he was optioned to Triple-A. But the Padres' pitching staff hasn't been great, so he recently got the call, only to surrender five earned runs on eight hits and three walks in two outings (7.2 innings). Not great. There's obviously still time to turn it around, but he'd be at Triple-A even with how suspect the Yankees' bullpen has been so far. I don't want to hear you (or me) worry about pitching depth ever again.

Michael King

Remember he was the rumored name holding up the Soto trade? Come on now. No disrespect to Michael King, but for someone who had made 19 career starts and is in his age-29 season, how was that even real? Unless it was a negotiating tactic from Brian Cashman, then kudos. But King recently had the wheels come off, getting shelled in his last two starts. He has a 5.00 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in seven games (six starts) and leads the NL in home runs and walks allowed. The Yankees made the right move and found better depth. Hopefully better days are ahead for Kinger, but ... yeah, we have Juan Soto.

Kyle Higashioka

Higgy's on the west coast with the Pads too. We really wish him the best. He's playing backup to one of the more surprising catcher performances in the league this year as Luis Campusano has risen to the occasion. Outside of calling a solid game and offering good defense, Higashioka isn't doing much in his eight games played (.174 with a .522 OPS). No surprise here, but we hope it turns around for him.

Greg Weissert

Yet another Yankees player who departed and immediately grew a beard. Such a tired act. Weissert was traded to the Red Sox in the Alex Verdugo deal and has been quite solid in 2024. He owns a 1.69 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 4.77 FIP in 12 games (10.2 innings). Again, could've maybe helped the Yankees' bullpen, but he would've been filler rather than someone with a concrete role. Plus, Verdugo is killing it. We make that trade every time.

Frankie Montas

Frankie Montas' start to the season put Yankees fans in a fit of rage. He was named the Reds' Opening Day starter. He notched two wins in his first two outings, allowing just one earned run over 11.2 innings. But then he showed some cracks against the Brewers in an unspectacular outing. Then he got shelled by the Mariners and didn't last beyond two innings. Then he got hit with a line drive against the Angels and has been on the IL since. Montas injured? Yankees fans surely never heard that before.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa

IKF's tenure in pinstripes was unfairly treated, but there was no way the Yankees were going to pay him the $15 million Toronto did. Why? Because he's still doing nothing offensively (.240 AVG, .652 OPS) and really only serves as a formidable defensive utility option when in a pinch. And again, he's NOT an outfielder. He's played just one game out there for the Jays, with the rest coming at second, shortstop and third. He's doing exactly what he's always done -- the Yankees just wrongfully overvalued him by making him a starting shortstop.

Jake Bauers

How's Jake Bauers doing? How do you think he's doing? Not good! But don't worry, he managed to hit a game-tying three-run homer against the Yankees this weekend. Because this is how it always goes. Bauers, who was traded to Milwaukee in the offseason to clear roster space, is hitting .214 with a .677 OPS. Exactly 50% of his home runs and 25% of his RBI came against New York on Sunday. We cannot stop laughing.

Ben Rortvedt

Unfortunately for Ben Rortvedt, his success has made him realize how much Yankees fans cannot stand him. After doing exactly nothing during his tenure in New York because of a number of injuries, Rortvedt was traded to the Rays this offseason only to promptly "go off." He played a role in defeating the Yankees earlier in the season and is hitting .378 with a .916 OPS across 18 games. We just don't understand how this keeps happening, even with irrelevant players.

Nick Ramirez

Nick Ramirez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a roster dump move and he just started appearing in games. Across five contests, he has a 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 3.90 FIP in seven innings of work. Not bad. Could the Yankees have used him? Sure. But he would've merely been a body rather than a meaningful contributor.

Keynan Middleton

Hasn't appeared in a game yet! Injured. We think.

Estevan Florial

What do you think he's doing? He's spending all of his time getting any and all revenge on the Yankees (hitting .286 with a 1.587 OPS and two homers in nine plate appearances) while not doing anything of note against anybody else. He's on the Guardians as a part-time outfielder, hitting .222 with a .758 OPS. Not bad, but not a fit in New York and probably not a long-term major-leaguer.

Billy McKinney

Somewhere in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor-league system ... specifically Triple-A, where he's hitting .241 with a .719 OPS. Sweet.

Albert Abreu

He's pitching in Japan. The Yankees held onto a pitcher who couldn't handle the big leagues for THREE AND A HALF YEARS. God.