Full Yankee Preview: Catchers and First Basemen
With the addition of Mark Teixeira, I really wanted to do this.
So, below is the starting catcher and the starting first baseman, with their ranking beside their respective names.
Jorge Posada: 6
Mark Teixeira: 9.5
Jorge Posada missed most of last year, and may not come back. If the Yankees are lucky, he will not get injured this year. He will not, however, hit very well, and he will get very tired.
But Posada can still call a great game.
If he's healthy, the Yankees' rotation will be better, and Posada should have an OK year.
As for Mark, I think he's in for an MVP year. He will run for the gold glove, yet will probably lose out to Youk. He is, in my opinion, the best switch hitter in the league, and the second best in history (Mickey Mantle).
A great year is in store for Tex, and he will become a household Yankee name.
First: Tex is really stuck...Swisher could play if need be, but isn't great.
Catcher: Jose Molina is very good defensively, but he hits like a catcher. Great backup, however!
Hoping to get a Spot
First: Juan Miranda. This prospect might get called up later, but will start at AAA.
So, that's it. Thanks for reading, and look for infielders soon!
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