Here’s guy who may well get first shot to be the Yankees DH: Jorge Vazquez. http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=vazque002jor WBC MVP, dominant winter numbers. …
Talent evaluator on Jorge Vazquez, NYY DH candidate: “He doesn’t have a position, but he can flat-out rake. He just mashes.”
Jorge Vazquez’s winter ball stats: Lots of power, OPS over 1.000, lots of strikeouts.
Vazquez will be 30 in March. At AAA last year, he hit .262-32-93 in 118 games. Not good plate discipline (30 walks, 166 K) but when he makes contact, that ball is hit hard. Can play 1B and 3B (worse at 3B) but most likely would DH.
The year before, Vazquez had 86 games (AA/AAA). .284-18-68, 18 walks, 103 K.