Chris Gittens’ arrival against the Yankees on Saturday was a win for the organization and moreover for the 27-year-old himself, a 12th-round pick in the 2014 amateur draft. Local scout Mike Leuzinger for convincing him) who tried and answered the big call on Friday night.
Then his father told him almost seven years after being drafted into the military that “I’m not going to watch you play until you get to the big leagues”? Elder Gittens honored that vow – “Little motivation. pushed me to where I am now,” said his son – by watching hundreds of minor league games on the MILB app and appearing on The Bronx on Saturday night. Gittens̵7; Major League debut started at first base against the Red Sox.
At some point, the joy you feel for Gittens contrasts with the misery surrounding the Yankees that sparked his promotion. The right swinger will become the latest striped Next Man Up. And he has to grow the way the previous people did, after doing that last season, definitely not in 2021.
“These guys know how to hit,” Gittens said Saturday to his new team-mates. “They’ve been here before, if we’re 4-0 up, why am I trying to do everything with a home run then and there? Just do my duty.”
No one in the Zoom line took the role of a party to inform Gittens that the Yankees enjoyed a 4-0 lead on May 22 against the White Sox 12 games ago. know how to attack But the latest data also determines whether many people have forgotten how to hit.
Looking back on the Yankees in 2018 and 2019, Aaron Boone’s first two seasons as manager, Group ’18 recommend Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit as the formidables, each with over 100 OPS+ (which means an average of over 100). League), followed by the ’19 team with Mike Ford, Clint Frazier, Mike Tauchman and Gio Urshela, plus the more famous DJ LeMahieu. Dispel all expectations after signing a two-year, $24 million contract.
That’s eight men with huge stakes. From the Octet, only Urshela, 103, brought an above average OPS+ to Saturday’s race. Tauchman was a giant and rarely attacked there. (Though better than Yankees centre-fielder Brett Gardner) and Ford returned to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre subsidiary who wanted Gittens better after he collected a slash from .283/.486 to .585 in 18 games.
It represents a seismic crater that only a fool would suggest one theory to explain the massive collapse of the Yankees fault. The Yankees thought they had compiled a very deep list. And the projection services largely agree with them. Even on Saturday, despite a 31-27 record and a Pythagorean score of 29-29, the seventh-best American League record holder when only five clubs per league will qualify in October. Baseball references calculate the Yankees’ playoff chances at 43.2 percent.
Although sometimes you want more depth, enter Gittens, who gets a big call from Yankees Senior Director of Player Development Kevin Reese with this simple message: “They need you.”
You never want to put pressure on a savior to summon any minor league. While it may be risky in the long run with opportunities that have a higher ceiling than long-time runners like Gittens, you’ll also want to set the runway for newbies. Boone, however, reflects the urgency of the organization of the company. he to go forward Refuses to give Gittens any time to play “today is day to day”
It was day-to-day because of the Yankees’ misery with the bats. Gittens benefited from the situation. and has been regarded as a high standard
The next man or some old man has to save these Yankees from drowning. Perfect for Gittens to get this shot. Can he turn the franchise clock back to 2019?