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Yankees’ Lineup Projections, Part 8 of 9: Is Brett’s Breakout on the Horizon?

Brett Gardner steps it up this season, we could be witnessing quite the dynamic Yankees' lineup.

Imagine a .300 hitter at the top of the lineup (or ninth—either way he's a table-setter), with 50+ stolen base potential and the ability to drive the ball into the gaps.

Gardner, although never hitting above .277 in his career, could realistically become that player this season for the Yankees.

Last season, Gardner really underperformed. He sported a .259/.345/.369 line with seven home runs and 36 RBIs.

However, he did lead the league in stolen bases (49).

Although a .345 on-base percentage is respectable,  an OBP of around .380 would result in even more stolen bases. That thought alone makes me hope that Gardner ...

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