The early elimination of the New York Yankees in 2021 is sure to usher in big changes during the offseason. However, the Bronx team will maintain its star base for next year.
Here are the five must-have Yankees players for the 2022 MLB season.
1. Aaron Judge
Star Aaron Judge is the leader of the clubhouse, the voice of command that integrates his teammates during games. In addition, it is a necessary piece of the lineup that cannot be moved and that, on the contrary, the Yankees must improve for the future.
2. Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton proved he’s a healthy run-producing machine and his bat has shown he’s the player they need for the big moments. His offense will continue to be needed in the lineup in 2022.
3. Gerrit Cole
Although he failed in these playoffs, Gerrit Cole proved that he is the perfect ace in a rotation that is guaranteed to win every time he gets on the mound. Around the right, the Yankees will need to build their starting corps by 2022.
4. DJ LeMahieu
With the exception of this season, in which he was plagued by injuries, DJ LeMahieu has been one of the most consistent hitters on the team. He’s the first bat the Yankees need for the middle of the lineup to showcase its ability to drive in runs.
5. Gio Urshela
Gio Urshela has been a versatile defensive player and productive hitter from the bottom of the lineup, capable of producing runs and hitting home runs. In addition, his delivery on the field is one of the aspects that make him an immovable part of the Yankees roster.
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