—has flown under the radar as the trade deadline approaches. Holliday is currently hitting .280/.372/.448 with 11 HR and 12 SB. His wOBA of .364 isn’t close to what he was putting up in Colorado—for instance, last season his wOBA was .418—however, he’s still having a solid offensive season despite the NL to AL struggles and lack of Coors Field power. Holliday is also having another good defensive season in LF as his UZR/150 is 7.4. Essentially, he’s a solid all around player that has a lot to offer to any team, therefore, he could end up being moved by the deadline (or the A’s can hold onto him for draft picks). A club like Detroit could definitely benefit from Holliday’s bat and glove.
Now, the Yankees aren’t a good fit for Holliday, as Nick Swisher and Johnny Damon are holding down the corner spots in Yankee Stadium’s outfield. However, once the season is over and Holliday is a free agent, I definitely think that the Yankees should and will pursue him to play LF. Johnny Damon’s offense has been better than Holliday’s this season, but his negative defensive contributions only make him a 1.6 WAR player. It seems as though Holliday could put up similar offensive numbers in Yankee Stadium while playing above average defense (this year he’s worth 2.7 WAR). Also, because of his offensive “decline” outside of Coors Field and his quiet season, Holliday will probably be cheaper than he would have been if he had played the entire season in Colorado. Look for the Yankees to snatch him up this winter, assuming Scott Boras isn’t too difficult to deal with. They’ll have a need and he’s certainly an upgrade when compared to the aged Johnny Damon.
LIKE TYA ON FACEBOOK
- TYA To Merge With It’s About The Money, Stupid
- What about Kevin Youkilis?
- Teix Now Front And Center On The “Needs To Produce” Radar
- Cashman: Heathcott A Dark Horse Candidate
- A Dog Chasing Cars
- Outfield Trade Targets
- The Problem With Brett Gardner
- A Look At Relief Prospect Branden Pinder
- The Yankees Should Be Realistic, Put Team on Short Leash in 2013
- Briefly discussing the internal options to replace Curtis Granderson
- Cary on Will R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball Succeed In A Domed Stadium?
- Brenna on Links: Prospects, Support for A-Rod, Mariano is Love and Who’s in Center?
- Louis Vuitton Outlet Sale Singapore on The Monthly Prospector: April Edition
- Authentic Louis Vuitton Outlet Store on The Monthly Prospector: June Edition
- Louis Vuitton Outlet San Diego on Banuelos to Undergo Tommy John Surgery, Yankees Prospectors to Undergo Grief Counseling
- related web site on The Great Subway Race
- get your lover back on Contact Us
- Dorothy Silvan on Pineda’s Torn Labrum, or Does the lemon law apply to baseball?
- tao of badass on Open Thread | Game 3 | Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees | Sunday, April 3, 2011
- tube launch review on Why Has Attendance Fallen Year-To-Year?
TagsA.J. Burnett Alex Rodriguez Andy Pettitte Austin Romine Baltimore Orioles Bartolo Colon Boston Red Sox Brett Gardner Brian Cashman Bullpen CC Sabathia Chien-Ming Wang Cliff Lee Curtis Granderson David Robertson Dellin Betances Derek Jeter Francisco Cervelli Freddy Garcia Game Recap Hiroki Kuroda Ivan Nova Javier Vazquez Jesus Montero Joba Chamberlain Joe Girardi Johnny Damon Jorge Posada Manny Banuelos Mariano Rivera Mark Teixeira Melky Cabrera Michael Pineda New York New York Yankees Nick Johnson Nick Swisher Phil Hughes Prospects Rafael Soriano Red Sox Robinson Cano Russell Martin Tampa Bay Rays Yankees