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Analysis

Yankees: 3 Players with Something To Prove in 2020

Gary Sanchez
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Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez is one of, if not, the best catcher in baseball when healthy. The issue is, he hasn’t been fully healthy since 2017 and it is starting to get frustrating. 2018 for Gary was a disaster as when he was one healthy he was terrible. He slashed .186/.291/.406 with 60 hits, 17 doubles, 18 home runs, and 53 RBIs that year.

Gary had a lot to prove in 2019, and for the first part of the year, he seemed to be back to his normal self. Injuries caught up to him in the second half and he finished the year slashing .232/.316/.525 with 92 hits, 12 doubles, one triple, 34 home runs, and 77 RBIs.

Gary keeps hurting his groin and that ends up costing him at the plate as well. Gary needs to have a full 2020 short season this year to start to prove that we can rely on him going forward. The Yankees have a lot of catchers in their system and if Gary continues to get hurt, don’t be surprised if they end up moving him to first base.

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