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Wednesday May 29th 2024


NY Yankees: Brett Gardner Deserves a Shot at The Lead-Off Spot

Gardner is having a great season at the plate.

He currently ranks 8th in the American league in batting average at .333, and 2nd in stolen bases with 16, while being caught stealing only once.  His On Base percentage is good enough for 4th in the AL, at .411, and he ranks 2nd in runs, with 28.  He has also drawn 14 walks.

Gardner has done all this from the number 9 spot.

A change in the Yankees lineup that would shift Short Stop Derek Jeter, who is currently batting lead-off, to the number two hole, could benefit the Yankees at this point.  Jeter is only batting .273 at lead-off, and giving Garnder the extra at bat per game could prove to be a benefit based on his current play.  This would also allow Jeter to ...

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