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Predicting the New York Yankees’ opening day lineup for the 2024 season is an exciting task, especially with the addition of star outfielders Aaron Judge and Juan Soto to the roster. These two formidable sluggers bring immense power and offensive firepower to the lineup, adding a new dimension to the team’s offensive capabilities.

However, Aaron Boone will have a tough job up his sleeves. He possesses an extended depth to choose the best fit for every position. Moreover, reaching a consensus on the batting order would be an even tougher job. Regardless, let’s take a look at how the Yankees’ lineup could shape up on the opening day of the 2024 MLB season.


Where Will Aaron Judge, Juan Soto Bat In Yankees Opening Day Lineup?


Yankees opening day lineup: Anthony Volpe (SS), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Gleyber Torres (2B), DJ LeMahieu (3B), Juan Soto (RF), Aaron Judge (CF), Alex Verdugo (LF), Giancarlo Stanton (DH), Jose Trevino (C).

The New York Yankees opening day lineup for the 2024 season could draw similarities from the previous season. The only new faces are Juan Soto and Alex Verdugo. Soto’s addition is significant with respect to leveling up offensive production. He and Aaron Judge will shoulder the responsibility for keeping the run production flowing throughout the 162-game stretch. Having said that, question marks over the powerhouse hitters’ order in the lineup continue to loom. Skipper Aaron Boone and captain Aaron Judge’s views are divided. Regardless, by the end of spring training, that issue should be sorted.

The next headache is to choose the right candidate for the leadoff spot. DJ LeMahieu has been floated as an obvious choice. But skipper Aaron Boone insisted he wants to have a hitter who is consistent at the top. Thus, Volpe and Torres could also be promoted if DJ underperforms. Giancarlo Stanton will likely play DH for the whole season. His health issues need to be managed. Placing him in the outfield could prove to be a costly mistake on the opening day. Overall, the Yankees’ 2024 season opening day lineup featuring Aaron Judge and Juan Soto promises to be a formidable force. With a potent combination of veteran leadership and young talent, the Yanks are poised to make a deep postseason run. And contend for a championship in the upcoming season.

Yankees Skipper Sets High Expectations From Pitching Depth

Jake Bauers slowly walks off the field with Aaron Boone after suffering an injury when he made a diving catch during the first inning of the Yankees-Rangers game. Getty Images

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone attended a fan event over the weekend and listed his expectations for the upcoming season. He said if the pitchers avert injuries, they can create a profound impact over the course of a full season. However, Boone is not delusional. He understands that it’s just February, and it’s too early to predict anything.

“I’m excited about some of the depth we’ve replenished and guys pushing up,” said Boone. This off-season, the Yankees added Marcus Stroman to the rotation. Besides, the team made minimal additions to the bullpen depths. Regardless, if the Bronx Bombers do manage to avert injury risks, a successful season is inevitable.

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