D.J. LeMahieu New York Yankees

Age: 30 (July 13, 1988) | 6' 4" | 215lbs. | Bats: Right 2B-128 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
COL NL 2015 150 564 85 170 50 107 21 5 6 61 23 3 .301 .358 .388 8 17 .362 54/26/19 28 26
COL NL 2016 146 552 104 192 66 80 32 8 11 66 11 7 .348 .416 .495 10 13 .388 51/27/23 31 31
COL NL 2017 155 609 95 189 59 90 28 4 8 64 6 5 .310 .374 .409 9 13 .351 56/25/20 21 22
COL NL 2018 128 533 90 147 37 82 32 2 15 62 6 5 .276 .321 .428 6 14 .298 50/21/29 19 20
NYY AL 2019 46 178 31 57 14 26 10 0 4 26 2 0 .320 .371 .444 7 13 .351 49/24/27 9 9
Career 9yrs 1001 3623 532 1083 292 603 173 31 53 375 77 39 .299 .351 .408 7 15 .344 n/a
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I'm looking at Voit's FRAA at BP... 1.4. Not bad, especially considering the playing time.

Maybe Voit plays first and Andujar is the DH. Or Andujar plays left and Stanton DHes.

However it plays, the Yankees jumped on LeMahieu because the numbers nerds in the front office and Aaron Boone saw the same thing: infield D was a weakness last year. The big lineup weakness was strikeouts, which LeMahieu also addresses. 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19

If LeMahieu's offense doesn't take a post-Coors nose dive, I see him getting more ABs than are being projected, because his defense is that good.

Is said to be by all the metrics -- I haven't actually seen him play very much. 

When Didi returns I see an infield of Didi at short, LeMahieu at second, Gleyber at third and Andujar at first. Voit, if he has kept hitting, is the DH and Stanton is in left. Hicks is in center, Judge is in right.

A tough lineup. An airtight infield defense.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19

I can't see LeMahieu getting so many ABs. He shouldn't play over Torres or Andujar. DH is spoken for. Can he play 1b, or SS until Gregorius returns? 

Scott Shea SJS
Feb 18

Yes, Don, he is. Sickening, isn't it?

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

It will be very interesting to watch this guy play a lot on the YES network. From the Rotisserie Duck (Don Drooker) today, comparing SDI numbers (SABR's Defensive Index) with the Gold Glove winners: 

* 2B – DJ LeMahieu nearly lapped the field with his number of 19.5 and put a third Gold Glove is in his trophy case…now he’s a Utility player in the Bronx?

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

Looks like to the Yanks at 24m over 2 years.  

John Thomas Roll2
Jan 11

Get this....in 2018 he hit 35 points lower on the road than his career road avg but slugged 60 points higher.

van wilhoite LVW
Jan 5

Of course, he's also a 30 year old 2B with bad trends...and, the Forecaster points out, a career .264/.311/.364 away from Coors.

Mike Landau ML-
Jan 5

It will be interesting to see if today's analytics get LeMahieu a better contract than Nelson Cruz.

BP's Gerald Schiftman ranks the Rocks' second baseman as the fourth most desirable free agent.

LeMahieu is no slouch either, ranking 17th in WARP from 2015 to 2018. It’s a surprising height for the second baseman, one that’s indicative of a few points. For one thing, LeMahieu has saved 20 runs on defense in both 2017 and 2018. Even more importantly, DRC’s plate appearance-level park adjustments are kinder to Rockies hitters who have long been harshly docked by playing at high-altitude Coors Field. Whereas LeMahieu’s wRC+ was below average in three of the past four seasons, all of his DRC+ marks eclipse 100 in that span. He has now been an approximately five-WARP player for the three years running.

The quartet of Harper, Machado, Grandal, and LeMahieu dangle a carrot not always available to teams: Pay for free agents’ future potential, rather than just their past greatness...

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 4
Fangraphs:   WAR 2.0   Bat -10   Field 11    Run -2   HR/FB   11% Pull   30%   Hard 35%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18