That doesn’t mean their lineup doesn’t have power, though.
In fact, the team added Josh Donaldson (26 home runs in just 135 games last year) and will have other sources of power.
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That’s a pretty good trio, one that any team would be lucky to have.
The 100-Homer Photo
In fact, there could be between 100 and 115 home runs just in that picture.
Judge hit 39 last year with the Yanks, and Gallo had 38 between New York and Texas.
And that’s not even counting perhaps the most powerful man in baseball, judging by exit velocity: Giancarlo Stanton.
Those four will be in the heart of the Yankees’ lineup, in charge of producing runs and hitting homers.
The lineup does have other potential sources of power: if Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu rebound to the level they showed in 2019-20 (2018-19 in the specific case of Gleyber), the Yankees’ offense could be scary.
There are things to solve, though: Luke Voit, who is very powerful on his own right, remains the first baseman, but the Yankees are in on Freddie Freeman and Anthony Rizzo, so he is not a lock to get regular playing time.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is known more for his defense than his offense, and the catching situation is not at all clear.
Despite those situations, the Yankees have a pretty good lineup foundation in place, one that looks primed to put up some impressive power numbers in the 2022 campaign.