Yankees Spring Training Position Race Updates

We we are now just under 3 weeks from opening day the Yankees position battles are becoming more clear. Lets take a look at where they stand. I will go off current TO DATE info and updates for this.

Starting 9:  

We know this for sure. 100% locked in as this:

  1. 2B D.J. LeMahieu
  2. RF Aaron Judge
  3. CF Aaron Hicks
  4. DH Giancarlo Stanton
  5. SS Gleyber Torres
  6. 1B Luke Voit
  7. 3B Gio Urshela
  8. LF Clint Frazier
  9. C Gary Sanchez


  1. INF/OF Jay Bruce (100% Lock)
  2. C Rob Brantley (Near Lock due to Higgy’s Injury)
  3. INF/OF Derek Dietrich (Lock after Wade is done due to Gio playing SS.)
  4. OF Brett Gardner (Just feel he is more likely then Tauchman though would be far easier to DFA.)

Starting Rotation:

  1. RHP Garrit Cole
  2. RHP Corey Kluber
  3. LHP Jordan Montgomery
  4. RHP Jamison Tallion
  5. RHP Domingo German (Lock as he’s pitching like an ACE!)


  1. CP: LHP Aroldis Chapman
  2. SU1: RHP Chad Green
  3. SU2: LHP Justin Wilson
  4. MR1: RHP Darron O’Day
  6. MR3: RHP Johnathan Loaisiga (LOCK)
  7. LR1: Mike King (LOCK!)
  8. LR2: Nestor Cortes (Believed lock as the Yankees love him that much!)


  1. 1B Mike Ford
  2. INF Thairo Estrada
  3. OF Mike Tauchman(Likely getting traded.)
  4. RHP Clarke Schmidt
  5. RHP Deivi Garcia
  6. C Kyle Higashioka (Due to injury)
  7. RHP Adam Warren
  8. RHP Brooks Kriske
  9. 1B/RF/DH Chris Gittens
  10. INF/OF Tyler Wade (100% Getting DFA’d)
  11. OF Socrates Brito (Will head to AAA.
  12. OF Greg Allen (Will head to AAA)
  13. RHP Albert Abreu (Will use his final Option and head to AAA)
  14. RHP Nick Nelson
  15. RHP Luis Cessa (Believed to be getting traded or DFA’d.
  16. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (Heading to AAA or Released)
  17. LHP Tyler Lyons (Heading to AAA or DFA’d)
  18. RHP Addison Russ (Already send to AAA)
  19. RHP Asher Wojciechowski (Heading to AAA)
  20. C Robinson Chirinos (DFA’d due to injury)
  21. C Kellin Deglan (Sent to AAA)
  22. Max McDowell (Back to AA)
  23. C Anthony Seigler (Heading to AA)
  24. C/OF/1B Austin Wells (Heading to AA AND WILL BE ON THE FAST TRACK TO THE MAJORS)
  25. INF Andrew Velasquez (Back to AAA)
  26. ETC

As you can see the Yankees plan is now starting to come into full focus. Lets get ready for opening day and continue to have fun watching the Yankees roar through ST!