New York at Toronto, April 15-17

Monday, April 15 2024 @ 01:00 PM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

The Big, Bad Bombers, coming to a ballpark near you. Near me, anyway.

Back in 2019, the Yankees drafted a couple of kids out of Delbarton School in New Jersey. They didn't sign Jack Leiter, who went to Vanderbilt instead and ended up the second overall pick in 2021, and I would expect to see him pitching for the Rangers very, very soon. They did sign Anthony Volpe, who won a Gold Glove last season as a 22 year old rookie shortstop. Which hasn't happened very often. He chipped in a little with the bat - he hit some HRs, he drew some walks, he stole some bases - but he hit just .209, mainly because he was striking out a lot. So far this season, he's cut the strikeouts significantly and Hey Presto! He's been the best hitter on the team that employs Juan Soto and Aaron Judge. I doubt that will be true all year, but I do think we're going to grow very tired of this kid.

The Story So Far

Already? It was just last week.


Mon 15 April - Gil (0-0, 3.00) vs Bassitt (1-2, 5.06)
Tue 16 April - Rodon (1-0, 1.72) vs Kikuchi (0-1, 2.30)
Wed 17 April - Stroman (1-1,2.12) vs Gausman (0-2, 11.57)