New York Yankees: Predicting the 2020 starting lineup

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a single during the first inning against the Houston Astros in game three of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a single during the first inning against the Houston Astros in game three of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Predicting the 2020 New York Yankees Lineup

Mike Tauchman, OF

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With Aaron Hicks having Tommy John surgery, the New York Yankees are short an outfielder. Sure, there are options in the minors in Clint Frazier and Estevan Florial. However, one or both of those players will be included in the deal for Lindor (fingers crossed).

This leaves us with Mike Tauchman, who stepped in and absolutely raked this season. What’s more, Tauchman showed that he can play the outfield at an elite level. If Tauch can continue his production in 2019, he may just win an outfield job over full time.

Gio Urshela, 3B

You’re probably wondering what happened to the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year runner-up Miguel Andujar. Well, he too will be included in the deal for Lindor (fingers really crossed). This opens up third base for Gio Urshela, who stepped into the role and not only showed he can hit on par with Andujar, but he can also field way better than him too.

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Brett Gardner, OF

Finally, Gardy will return for a final season with the Yankees in 2020. At first, he’ll man center field, but when Hicks returns he will be relegated to a bench player. Hopefully, the team can enable Gardy to exit the game the way he came in, with a World Series victory.