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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu glad MLB cracking down on pitchers

DJ LeMahieu didn’t directly blame his subpar season on pitchers using foreign substances. He, likewise, didn’t credit his recent surge for pitchers getting ready for MLB’s looming enforcement of the rule that prohibits them from using such substances, which will force them to wean themselves off the “sticky stuff.”. Yet...
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Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Emerging from season-long slump

LeMahieu went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia for his fourth multi-hit game over his past five contests. One of the most surprising early season developments for the Yankees has been LeMahieu's struggles at the plate. Through his first 56 contests, he was batting a meager .253 after posting a career-best and AL-leading .364 average in 2020. The veteran has begun to turn things around of late, however, raising his average eight points since June 8 and collecting exactly two hits in four of his five games during that span. LeMahieu's decline this season has some substance behind it -- his 16.7 percent strikeout rate is on pace for his worst mark since 2015, and his .082 ISO pales in comparison to the .226 mark he posted last season -- but there is still plenty of time for him to turn things around. Fantasy managers who used substantial draft capital to add LeMahieu to their 2021 squad may be best served to hope his recent offensive surge builds rather than to cast him off after his slow start.
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Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Breaks homer drought

LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and double in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Phillies. LeMahieu pulled the Yankees into a 7-7 tie with a three-run homer off Hector Neris in the ninth inning. The clutch long ball broke a 29-game drought without a homer for the infielder, which dated back to May 7. He'll look to build off his big day at the plate as he seeks to improve on a .257/.332/.340 slash line going forward.

DJ LeMahieu is looking like his old, average self

DJ LeMahieu is a player that has fascinated me for years. From his rookie year to 2018, LeMahieu had exactly one year where he was an above average hitter according to wRC+. He was the prototypical Coors Field batting champion, a player who had a lot of singles fall in when he was slashing balls into the wide open spaces of his home field, but he would wilt on the road.
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Aaron Boone not thinking about moving DJ LeMahieu out of No. 1 hole

MINNEAPOLIS — Despite his continued struggles at the plate, DJ LeMahieu remained atop the Yankees lineup when they faced the Twins Tuesday night at Target Field. Aaron Boone made some slight adjustments to the batting order, putting Aaron Judge back in the two-hole, followed by Gleyber Torres, with Giancarlo Stanton hitting cleanup and Gio Urshela fifth.

Statcast Review: Kenta Maeda, Matt Chapman, DJ LeMahieu (2021 Fantasy Baseball)

Now that we’re a little over 60 games into the 2021 season, I think this is a good time to use this space to take a look at some year-to-year changes. We’ll never (at least I hope) have another season like the 2020 season, but it did end up being 60 games. We now have the exact same sample size in 2021, although these 60 games come with a semi-normal Spring Training and baseball games in April and May. It’s not apples-to-apples, but it’s at least the same sample size. So, we’re going to roll with it and see what sticks out. As always, we’ll cover pitchers and hitters, review some heat-mapped charts, and run through some notes.

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Endures rough game Sunday

LeMahieu went 0-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts Sunday in the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the Red Sox in 10 innings. LeMahieu suffered through one of his worst games of the season, both at the plate and in the field. Though he wasn't officially charged with an error on the night, LeMahieu was unable to flag down a catchable shallow pop fly off the bat of Christian Arroyo in the eighth inning, which fell in for a base hit. Arroyo then came around to score the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly. LeMahieu had a chance to make amends with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, but he grounded out to second base to end the game. After the hitless outing, LeMahieu is now holding down a .656 OPS for the season, his worst showing in the category since 2014. He's also failed to record an extra-base hit since May 18, a stretch of 62 at-bats.
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Yankees: Is it time to move DJ LeMahieu down in the lineup?

The New York Yankees need to make some changes. We’re not exactly sure what they should be, but we do know that this cannot continue. Trotting out the same lineup that has now disappointed for the majority of 60 straight games is no longer the answer. At the very least, some temporary alterations should be considered to help guys get back on track.

Yankees miss 2019 and 2020 DJ LeMahieu: What’s going on with him?

During the offseason, the New York Yankees committed to pay infielder DJ LeMahieu $90 million over the course of the next six years. He was a free agent and the Bombers made retaining him a priority. They did it because he had produced fantastic numbers over two years with the...

It may be time to move DJ LeMahieu down in the order

When Matt broke down DJ LeMahieu’s woes back in in early May, there wasn’t too much concern about the infielder’s outlook yet. It was just a little over a month into the season and even though his performance was frustrating, most of us were still preaching patience. Unfortunately, a month later, LeMahieu’s still searching for his 2019-2020 self.

Will the real DJ LeMahieu please stand up?

DJ LeMahieu, like many Yankees, has fallen short of expectations thus far in 2021. Despite the three major WAR metrics rating him as somewhere between a solid everyday player and a good everyday player despite his slow start, that’s well below the standard to which Yankee fans have become accustomed since his arrival in 2019. Of course, two Silver Slugger awards and two top-four MVP finishes in two seasons set the bar pretty high.
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Yankees: DJ LeMahieu struggling was predictable punishment for fans

All winter long, Yankees fans begged Brian Cashman and Co. to re-sign DJ LeMahieu after The Machine channeled his natural skills and developed into a relentless hitter with pop after joining the roster as a utility man prior to 2019. In many ways, the team lucked into LeMahieu’s production. When...
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'It's gonna be a great thing': Yankees' DJ LeMahieu finances Royal Oak summer team

DJ LeMahieu moved all around the country as a kid, but he developed a special bond with Metro Detroit — and it's one that he is making sure will last a long time. The New York Yankees All-Star and Gold Glover confirmed this week what has long been a poorly kept secret: He is the financial backer behind the Royal Oak Leprechauns, a college wood-bat team that plays its inaugural home opener June 5.