New York Yankees fans were told to be patient about Tyler Wade after a rough start to his MLB career. Two years ago. Now in present day, not much progress has been shown by the infielder. His batting average is higher than it was, but nowhere near what it should be in the MLB.
Awful start to 2019
After starting off batting .204 in 49 big league at-bats in 2019, his results are the same in AAA. Batting .204 in 39 at-bats with the Railriders, Wade has just two RBIs and has struck out in almost half of his at-bats.
Wade is normally the leadoff hitter for Scranton, but has seen his name slip to fifth in their lineup more times than not. It’s mainly been Trey Amburgey or Mike Ford leading off. Yes, Mike Ford.
And, in just ten less at-bats, he has three fewer stolen bases at the AAA level, and his major league OBP is 21 points higher.
Time to trade him
It’s finally time that the Yankees let Tyler Wade go. He just isn’t a fit with the Yankees, and he could possibly see consistent MLB at-bats with a rebuilding team.
Come the trade deadline, Wade could be used as trade-bait to get a trade for guys like Max Scherzer or Madison Bumgarner, or potentially an outfielder.
Wade hasn’t seen any MLB success and it’s time to get rid of him. His minor league options are almost out, and he could make an impact on a rebuilding team while the Yankees could get a star in exchange.