Baltimore Orioles: Ranking The American League East Lineups
1) New York Yankees
The Yankees have the best lineup in the AL East for the 2020 season.
- DJ LeMahieu
- Aaron Judge
- Gleyber Torres
- Giancarlo Stanton
- Gary Sanchez
- Luke Voit
- Gio Urshela
- Miguel Andujar
- Brett Gardner
As if we didn’t see enough of the Yankees promise last year, they are coming back stronger. The Yankees smashed the Orioles in 2019, in a season series to forget. With the guidance of Gleyber Torres, the Yankees broke the single-season record for most home runs against a single opponent (61). The Orioles shouldn’t feel too bad because the Bronx Bombers are going to be a challenge against any team.
From top to bottom, there are proven hitters. On any given night, anyone could step up. It could be DJ LeMahieu, who torched any baseball he saw last season, or Aaron Judge, who if can stay healthy, could have a 50 HR season. The Yankees also bring back their star backstop, Gary Sanchez. They also found a player in Gio Urshela, who will man third base and hit balls out of Yankee Stadium on a consistent basis.
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The Yankees bring back Giancarlo Stanton from injury. If he can stay healthy, there will be no shortage of souvenirs in the Bronx. New York’s sneaky piece this season isn’t new to the team but missed nearly the entire 2019 season due to shoulder repair surgery. Miguel Andujar will try and replicate his 2018 season where he batted .297 with 27 home runs.
Why are the Yankees at #1? In the AL East, there is no comparison. The Yankees have the best line-up in the division. All the way down the lineup are players who can hit the ball out with a flick of the bat, not to mention, some of the best contact hitters in the league.
All I have to say is good luck to AL East pitchers who have to try and stop the Yanks in 19 different games this season.