Analysis

5 Yankees With Something To Prove In 2020

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3. Gary Sanchez | C | Age: 27

Sanchez has several areas he has a lot to prove during the 2020 campaign. The 27-year-old showed that he can make improvements defensively but now it’s time for Sanchez to put it all together. After playing 106 games in 2019, the Yankees need Sanchez to be available more than with his potent bat behind the plate.

When he was on the field, Sanchez was a very good hitter. He finished with 34 home runs and a .841 OPS. His home run total led all catchers while his OPS was fourth-highest among all catchers with more than 260 at-bats. Sanchez has a chance to prove he can string together strong seasons. After his solid campaign in 2019, he must do so again in 2020, especially if he wants to get a nice contract extension.

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