Analysis

Building an All-New York team for 2020

What if the New York Yankees and New York Mets combined squads? Here’s an 2020 All-New York 30-man roster breaking down which teams would man each position.

The 60-game spring that will be the 2020 MLB season is less than a week away. Both the New York Yankees and New York Mets both have high expectations for the shortened season and will play each other six times.

With both teams’ loaded with talent, a 30-man roster of both the Yankees and Mets combined would bring together several multi-time all-stars, a two-time Cy Young award winner, two rookie of the year award winners and even a former MVP.

Without further ado: here’s a look at an All- New York squad for 2020.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets watches the ball after hitting a home run in the second inning of their game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough in New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Starting Infield:

Catcher: Gary Sanchez, Yankees

First Basemen: Pete Alonso, Mets

Second Basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees

Shortstop: Gleyber Torres, Yankees

Third Base: Jeff McNeil, Mets

DH: Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees

Each member of this All-New York infield are former all-stars. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is a two-time all-star, Pete Alonso was named an all-star in 2019, won the home run derby, MLB NL Rookie of the Year and set the rookie home run record with 53 a year ago.

In the middle, the Yankees’ duo of DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres were both named all-stars in 2019 and at the hot corner, Jeff McNeil was also named an all-star last season.

The designated hitter spot goes to Giancarlo Stanton despite his injury history. When healthy, Stanton is among baseball’s most feared hitters as in 2017, he slugged 59 home runs with 132 RBI’s to earn NL MVP honors in his final season with the Miami Marlins.

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