Akshita Patel

CHECKOUT: Yankees Planning To Shape Their Roster Through Spring Training

After a monotonous off-season, baseball will be officially back with the Grapefruit League later this month. Spring training is scheduled for February 24 and the New York Yankees will start regrouping in Tampa next week. The George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, will host the pinstripe members as they gear up for the exciting pre-season phase.

However, for the New York Yankees, the spring session holds much more significance than the actual season. The front office was surely active in the off-season to build the best-fit 40-man roster. However, choosing the right 11-member everyday lineup will be nothing short of an uphill task for Yankee skipper Aaron Boone.


Aaron Boone Up For A Task To Shape Roster In Upcoming Spring Training

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and right fielder Aaron Judge are on the cusp of qualifying for the playoffs.AP

The New York Yankees have summoned pitchers and catchers for spring session on February 14 followed by the rest of the roster later in the week. Besides, the team sent as many as 20+ non-roster invites to allow the farm system prospects a chance to showcase their raw talent. Having said that, the upcoming season of the Grapefruit League will be a challenging time for the Yankee coaching staff led by manager Aaron Boone. Out of the 40 men, Boone has to pick out the best 11 members whom he considers potent enough to start on opening day. Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole, Juan Soto, Marcus Stroman, DJ LeMahieu and Anthony Volpe are some names who will retain their spots as everyday starters.

However, one of the key objectives for the Yankees during spring training is to assess the health and readiness of their players. Particularly those returning from injuries or off-season surgeries. Carlos Rodon, Nestor Cortes and Anthony Rizzo’s development will be monitored closely throughout the Grapefruit League. Besides, choosing the bench from a wide farm system will be a different dilemma altogether. The Yanks’ farm system has been touted as one of the best in baseball. And spring training serves as a platform for young talent to showcase their skill set and compete for roster spots. Overall, spring training represents a pivotal period for the Bombers as they prepare for the challenges that lie ahead in the 2024 MLB season. With a talented roster the Yanks are poised to shape their lineup. And set the stage for a successful campaign through their efforts in spring training.

Will the Yankees Hitting Order Conundrum Be Resolved In Spring?


One of the key decisions that lie at the helm of Aaron Boone is to decide on an ideal hitting order. The placements of superstars Aaron Judge and Juan Soto in particular have garnered too much attention this past weeks. While Judge wants to bat below Soto, Boone wants to give him protection at third.

Additionally, Juan Soto has achieved enormous success at no.2 in the past. Thus, it makes sense for Aaron Judge to settle at third. On the other hand, deciding an ideal leadoff candidate is also a different headache altogether. While DJ LeMahieu remains a top choice, Boone wants to have someone consistent at the top.

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