The Primary Reason The New York Yankees Offense Is Struggling

New York Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton
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Despite the fact that the New York Yankees are one of the best teams in baseball, their hitting over the past few weeks has taken a significant hit, and in fact, one player in specific has been the primary reason for their struggles.

The Yanks have had immense support from their bullpen which has aided in their run of success thus far in the season, but the focus will be shifting to the batters and how they can begin to pick up the pace.

Taking a look at the weakest hitters:

Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Neil Walker, are just some of the names the you often hear after the words “Strike 3!” are projected out into the stadium. The most influential of the bunch is clearly Stanton, who is on pace to strike-out 250 times this season. That would surpass Aaron Judge’s SO totals last season by 42.

Stanton is earning a whopping $25 million in 2018 and will be owed an additional $300 million over the next 12 years. So far, he’s performed less than adequate, hitting only .243. He’s only one-year removed from hitting .281 with 59 home-runs and just 163 strikeouts. There’s no doubt that adjusting to Yankee Stadium is a tough bout, and it seems as if Stanton is still adjusting to the different layout, but there’s no reason for him to be doubling his strike-out totals from last season.

It could just be an off year for Giancarlo who still has plenty of games to turn things around and return to his former self. In 2016, he finished the season with a BA of .240, which shows his previous struggles.

Moving forward, the Yankees are preparing to face off against the Nationals in a single make-up game and then Stanton’s former club, the Mariners. He will be looking to plague his old team with base-hits and home-runs in his attempt to go on a hot streak heading into the All-Star break in July.