The Yankees’ ability to hit for extra bases and score runs was crucial, as their pitching, once again, was not their strong point. Over 60 games, they had a team ERA of 4.31. For comparison, the Orioles had a 2.07 ERA and the Twins had a 2.89 ERA. The Yankees issued the second most walks (230) but did lead the league in strikeouts (504) in a tie with the Orioles.
The GCL Yankees’ players took home some more awards as well. Dante Bichette, Jr., picked up the GCL MVP honors for his stellar first season in professional baseball. Isaias Tejeda (C) and Jose Rosario (SS) joined him on the GCL All-Star Team.
Dante Bichette, Jr (3B): While this pick had a lot of people scratching their heads after this year’s draft, Bichette gave Yankees fans a lot to be happy about. He signed quickly and got to work almost immediately, never slowing down as the season progressed. He ended his stint with the GCL Yankees with a championship, MVP award and a .342/.446/.505/.951 line. …