Early Takeaways From Yankees Spring Training

Rosell Herrera making a roster spot case?

Extending non-roster invites to players doesn’t always end up with that player breaking out. But Herrera has been enjoying a strong spring. As Gio Urshela made his case for the Yankees during the 2019 spring before a career year, Herrera appears to be doing the same. Not only has he shown some smooth defense, but he’s also hitting extremely well to begin the spring.

With 23 at-bats so far, Herrera is hitting .435 with a 1.132 OPS. His OPS is the second-highest on the team behind only Clint Frazier (1.150) among players with at least 15 at-bats. Herrera has three doubles and four RBIs to his name early in the spring. At 27 years old, Herrera hasn’t yet found his stride. He likely isn’t competing for a starting role, but he’s shown some promise to compete for one of the final roster spots before cuts come at the end of March.

There’s still a long way to go before those final decisions are made, but Herrera is a player to watch over the next two weeks.

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