Mike Tauchman was great for the Yankees in 2019 but was awful in 2020, after two up and down years what should the Yankees do with him?
Mike Tauchman has had an up and down career for the Yankees. Tauchman started off his Yankees career with 12 home runs and 45 RBI’s before having an off 2020 season which was only 60 games. Tauchman contributed mightily in the 2019 season and had impactful at-bats which gave him more time in the outfield. Tauchman unfortunately does not have a spot in the outfield at the moment and is currently the fourth or even fifth outfielder. One thing Tauchman has in his favor is his upside in this lineup when healthy. Tauchman showed that he can produce as he did in 2019 as he had a career-high 12 home runs and 45 RBI’s.
Tauchman can have a chance this season to potentially get more meaningful at-bats if an injury does occur in the Yankees outfield. He has had a solid spring training with 3 home runs and batting .270. If Tauchman can produce during the regular season with every opportunity he gets it could give the Yankees a potential bat down the line and a possible trade chip at the deadline to acquire a position in need. Even though Tauchman is receiving trade interest currently in spring training, the Yankees should hold on to him and see if his value can go up if he does produce this season. He can become a potential utility player for them and a possible asset to move at the trade deadline.