New York Yankees: 2019 letter grades for each player

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 15: Members of the New York Yankees stand for the national anthem prior to Game 3 of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 15: Members of the New York Yankees stand for the national anthem prior to Game 3 of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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New York Yankees Outfielders

Aaron Judge (4.6 fWAR) continued to demonstrate why he is the heart and soul of the team this season. Having missed a good chunk of the season due to an oblique strain, he still managed to string together an elite offensive season.

In fact, in just 102 games played, Judge still managed to hit 27 HR while hitting .272 with a .381 OBP and .540 SLG. His .921 OPS, believe it or not, is actually an improvement from his 2019 season.

What’s more, this season Judge improved defensively. According to FanGraphs, Judge saved 5 more runs than he did in 2018 and improved his UZR from 8.4 to 12.7.

FINAL LETTER GRADE FOR 2019: A


While Aaron Judge spent 2-months on the IL nursing an oblique injury, a little know player by the name of  Mike Tauchman (2.6 fWAR) filled in and made a name for himself in New York.

A product of the Colorado Rockies system, Tauchman was traded to the Yankees prior to the 2019 MLB season for LHP Phillip Diehl. To their credit, the Yankees saw potential in Tauch and it paid off immensely.

This season, in 87 games, Tauchman hit .277 with a .361 OBP and .504 SLG. He was Judge-adjacent if you will. Not only that, defensively he was absolutely stellar, saving 16 runs and posting a 7.1 UZR.

FINAL LETTER GRADE FOR 2019: A-