Are curious to see what the New York Yankeesâ€™ lineup could look like in 2025? We all are. The Bombers may have spent years without winning the World Series, but the organization has several impact prospects and young players that invite the fan base to dream.
The folks at Baseball America (link to Talkin’ Yankees tweet here), specialized in prospects coverage, made an interesting exercise: trying to project the Yankeesâ€™ 2025 lineup and rotation. They are not all prospects: the site assumes that some of todayâ€™s stars will stay via contract extensions.
Without further ado, here is the Yankeesâ€™ projected 2025 lineup and rotation, by Baseball America:
C â€“ Austin Wells
1B â€“ DJ LeMahieu
2B â€“ Gleyber Torres
3B â€“ Anthony Volpe
SS â€“ Oswald Peraza
LF â€“ Joey Gallo
CF â€“ Jasson Dominguez
RF â€“ Aaron Judge
DH Giancarlo Stanton
The first things we observe is that, in this particular exercise, the Yankees extended Torres, Gallo, and Judge. If that means they are going to rebound in the upcoming years, then itâ€™s definitely something the Yankees can consider. Judge, in particular, needs to be extended past the 2022 season, as he is one of the leagueâ€™s premier players.
The way MLB finances work indicates that hitting prospects Wells, Volpe, Peraza, and Dominguez need to be established well before 2025 if the Yankees are going to keep Judge, Gallo, Stanton, and Gerrit Cole, although we really donâ€™t know how the new collective bargaining agreement will look like.
The Yankeesâ€™ pitching looks good for 2025
Here is what Baseball America thinks about the Yankeesâ€™ potential 2025 pitching staff:
SP â€“ Gerrit Cole
SP â€“ Luis Severino
SP â€“ Jordan Montgomery
SP â€“ Luis Gil
SP â€“ Hayden Wesneski
CL â€“ Luis Medina
Again, the exercise assumes the Yankees will extend some of the current players, in this case Severino and Montgomery. If they can get two homegrown starters to be regular contributors and members of the rotation, it would be an extremely desirable outcome. We have already seen what Gil can do on a major league mound if he ever learns to control his stuff, and Wesneski is certainly a talented arm, as is Medina.
Do you like the Yankeesâ€™ projected 2025 lineup?