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

Prior to the 2019 MLB season, Aaron Hicks (1.1 fWAR) and the Yankees agreed to a 7-year deal worth $70M ($10M AAV). When healthy, Hicks is worth every dollar. Again, when healthy.

Offensively, Hicks diminished a bit, hitting just .235 with a .325 OBP and .443 SLG. In all, those are pretty in line with his career averages. However, inside of those are a number of huge hits. For example, back to back game-tying home runs on July 5th and 6th against Tampa and a clutch three-run home run off of none other than Justin Verlander in game five of the ALCS.

FINAL LETTER GRADE FOR 2019: C+


Clint Frazier (0.1 fWAR) is something of an enigma in New York. While there is no question that he is ready to hit in the big leagues, defensively, and perhaps even maturely, he has left a lot to be desired.

Never could I have imagined that a player would openly challenge the Yankee brass and the New York media, which by the way is an extension of the fans. It’s difficult to see place on the team for Frazier, but one thing’s for sure, he does have a bright future in MLB.

FINAL LETTER GRADE FOR 2019: C-