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, Continued

Brett Gardner (3.6 fWAR) really made things harder for the Yanks this season, which many believed would be the veterans final year in New York. Not only did he have his best offensive season ever, but he also set career highs in HR (28), SLG (.503), and OPS (.829), he continued to play at an elite level defensively.

What’s more, he gifted players and fans with some of the most epic rallying calls to memory:

Brett Gardner bangs top of dugout

We're almost there, guys … Hang in there.

Posted by YES Network on Monday, October 14, 2019

Moving forward, with the Yankees having extreme depth in the outfield position, it’s hard to see a place for Gardy on the team. However, one can’t imagine that the veteran outfielder, the last member of the 2009 Championship team, won’t get a proper send-off in the Bronx.

FINAL LETTER GRADE FOR 2019: B+


 Cameron Maybin (1.6 fWAR) to fill in for a slew of injured outfielders, it was hard not to see the desperation the team must have felt. Having played on seven teams prior to joining the Bronx Bombers, it was all but certain that this was going to be a temporary stint, right?

Wrong.

As a member of the Yankees, Maybin excelled, promptly becoming a fan-favorite. In 82 G with New York, Maybin hit .285 with a .364 OBP and .494 SLG, all exceeding his career averages.

FINAL LETTER GRADE FOR 2019: B+