11:10 am: Padres announced the trade as well, putting it in perspective Michel Bayes on the 60-day casualty list to create a place in the 40-man list for Voit.
11:04 am: Trade Yankees announced.
10:47 am: Padres and Yankees agree to send first baseman Luke Voigt From New York to San Diego, MLB Network’s John Heyman reports (Twitter link). Joel Sherman from The New York Post Tweets This is a little league right Justin Lang He returns to the Yankees in return. Lange, 20, was the 34th seed in the overall draft pick in 2020, but struggled with the Padres Rookie-ball affiliate in his professional debut last year.
Voit’s writing has been hanging on the wall at least since the re-signing of New York Anthony Rizzo – It can be said that it is longer than that. The Yanks acquired Rizzo last summer while Voit was on the injured list for the third time that year alone, and since the 2021 season ended, they have been linked to Rizzo, Freddy Freeman And the Matt Olson Because they made no secret of the pursuit of alternative options to the current Voit.
Voight’s trade represented the culmination of a rapid shift in the organization’s position on it. Just a year ago, Voight was heading into spring training as the clear number one baseman every day, having just led the Majors 22 times at home during the cut-off 2020 season. However, a knee injury at Camp led to meniscus surgery that kept Voight out for the first six weeks of the season. Voit was back in early May, but only two weeks later he was back in IL for 10 days due to a tilted strain. This problem kept Voight out for over three more weeks, and it only lasted one month before returning to IL in mid-July due to persistent inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee.
Finally, Voit was limited to just 68 games and 211 board appearances in 2021. When he was on the field, Voit remained fairly productive, cutting .239/.328/.427 (111 wRC+), but his offensive production wasn’t close Where are the peak levels? Looking beyond leading the Majors into long balls during the short 2020 season, Voight had snatched from the moment the Yankees took him from the Cardinal in exchange for painkillers. Chasin Sharif And the Giovanni Gallegos.
Largely barred from his regular playing time in St. Louis, Voight immediately established himself as a hidden gem discovered by the Yankees. He packed 14 home runs in less than two months over 2018, and in 892 trips to the plate as an 18-20 Yankee, he hit .279/.372/.543 with 57 home runs, and 31 doubles. Triple walk rate and 11.5% versus 26.3% strike rate. Even with the addition of his “low” year this past season, Voight’s time with the Yankees would be coming to an end with his strong .271/.363/.520 hitting streak in 1,133 board appearances.
This kind of production would be a boost to any lineup, and Padres in particular could use some hits of this sort at first base and/or a particular hitter. The first base in San Diego led by Eric Hosmer, and a combined hit of .275/.337/.412. That’s by no means a bad production, but the 106 wRC+ output ranked 20th in the major. Most disturbing was that the Padres, as a team, only hit .241/.324/.380 against the left throw (94 wRC+, 24 in MLB). Voit, a career .264/.344/.516 left-hand hitter, should be particularly helpful regarding this shortcoming—although it is important to note that he should not be considered a platoon player. On the contrary, Voit actually has slightly better job numbers against right-handed promotion.
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