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Akshita Patel

CHECKOUT: New York Yankees 2024 Season Opening Day Roster Projections

As the New York Yankees prepare for the 2024 MLB season, anticipation runs high among fans and analysts alike. From perennial All-Stars to rising stars, the Bronx Bombers’ roster is poised to make an impact in the highly competitive landscape of MLB. Let’s dive into the projected roster and explore the potential strengths of the NYY as they embark on their quest for success in the 2024 season.

Starting Rotation

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Carlos Rodon, Gerrit Cole
  1. Gerrit Cole, RHP
  2. Carlos Rodon, LHP
  3. Marcus Stroman, RHP
  4. Nestor Cortes, LHP
  5. Clarke Schmidt, RHP

This rotation boasts a mix of established veterans like Gerrit Cole and Marcus Stroman, as well as promising younger pitchers like Carlos Rodon, Nestor Cortes, and Clarke Schmidt. With a combination of right-handed and left-handed pitchers, the New York Yankees aim to maintain balance and effectiveness in their starting rotation for the 2024 season.

   

Bullpen Depth

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  1. Clay Holmes, RHP
  2. Jonathan Loaisiga, RHP
  3. Ian Hamilton, RHP
  4. Victor Gonzalez, LHP
  5. Caleb Ferguson, LHP
  6. Tommy Kahnle, RHP
  7. Ron Marinaccio, RHP
  8. Dennis Santana, RHP

This bullpen features right-handed and left-handed pitchers, providing depth and versatility to the Yankees’ relief corps. With a combination of experienced relievers like Tommy Kahnle and promising young arms like Jonathan Loaisiga, the bullpen aims to provide reliable support for the clubs’ starting rotation in the impending season.

Catchers

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Yankees catching prospect Austin Wells Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post
  1. Jose Trevino
  2. Austin Wells

Despite injury concerns, Jose Trevino will continue to lead the catching depth with prospect Austin Wells offering the youth energy. This duo is expected to handle the catching duties for the Yankees in the upcoming season, providing defensive stability behind the plate and contributing offensively as well.

Infielders

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Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza toss a ball during the Yankees game. via “X” NYY
  1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
  2. Gleyber Torres 2B
  3. Anthony Volpe SS
  4. DJ LeMahieu 3B
  5. Oswaldo Cabrera ULT

This infield lineup showcases a mix of experienced veterans like Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu alongside promising young talents like Anthony Volpe and Oswaldo Cabrera. The versatility of players like Torres and Cabrera allows for flexibility in defensive alignments and provides depth across multiple positions in the infield.

Outfielders

Juan Soto
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  1. Aaron Judge CF
  2. Juan Soto RF
  3. Alex Verdugo LF
  4. Trent Grisham 4th OF
  5. Giancarlo Stanton DH

This outfield lineup features a potent mix of power, speed, and defensive prowess. Aaron Judge anchors the outfield in right field with his elite defensive skills and powerful bat. Juan Soto brings his exceptional hitting ability and defensive skills to left field, while Alex Verdugo provides versatility and athleticism in center field. Trent Grisham adds depth and defensive flexibility in the outfield, while Giancarlo Stanton provides a potent offensive threat both in the outfield and as a designated hitter. Together, this outfield group forms a formidable defensive unit while also boasting considerable offensive firepower.

In conclusion, with a formidable lineup that blends experience, talent, and versatility, the New York Yankees project to be a force to be reckoned with in the 2024 MLB season. With depth in the bullpen, infield, outfield, and catching positions, the team is well-equipped to navigate the challenges of a long and demanding season. Indeed, the Bombers have fallen back into World Series contention.

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