The Taxi Squad is the group of 30 players that will be on stand by to be called up in case of injury, so how will the Yankees utilize it this year?
This season is going to be very different for the Yankees, we all know that. When it comes to the roster, each team has a pool of 60 players that can play in the majors this season. When the season starts the MLB roster size will start at 30 players and the remaining 30 will be a part of what is known as the “Taxi Squad”. The Taxi Squad is the group of players that can be called up at any time and sent down at any time. You will see this used for COVID-19 IL stints as well as other injuries.
Let’s take a look at three players who will be featured the most on the Taxi Squad.
No one knows if Clint Frazier will be a part of the 30 man roster going into this shortened season. We know for sure that he won’t start, and he is behind players such as Gardner and Tauchman. In the event that Frazier doesn’t make the team, he should expect to be one of the players most used by the Taxi Squad. The Yankees outfield we all know is sadly injury prone. Players like Aaron Hick, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton are all coming back from injuries and who knows if they will be able to play all 60 games.
Out of all the players that could be on the Taxi Squad, Frazier by far has the best bat. His bat is major league ready and he showed that last year when he had his chance. In 69 games last year, Clint slashed .267/.317/.489 with 60 hits, 14 doubles, 12 home runs, and 38 RBIs. Clint can hit and if any Yankee outfielders go down with an injury expect Clint to be the first man up.