With both Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge on the shelf currently with their own ailments, the New York Yankees seemingly cannot shake the injury bug that has seemingly been following them since the beginning of last season. And with their outfield ranks a bit thin at this time, a much-maligned big prospect may finally get his chance to show the rest of the league why they should come and get him – Clint Frazier.
Besides both Stanton and Judge, the likes of starting pitchers James Paxton and Luis Severino are hurt at this time too, with Severino out for the rest of the 2020 regular season due to needing Tommy John surgery. The Yankees’ starting rotation is a much larger mess than that of what their outfield depth looks like on the depth chart, but their outfield may lead to more issues as the season progresses.
As it currently stands, the Yankees starting outfield would consist of Gardner, and some combination of Mike Tauchman, Aaron Hicks, Tyler Wade, and Frazier, which is far from a frightening lineup of outfielders. But, the team could do much worse, and Frazier would be a smart play by manager Aaron Boone in an attempt to hold on until either Stanton or Judge was able to make it back to being able to play.