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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 24: Shohei Ohtani
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 24: Shohei Ohtani /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 05: Didi Gregorius
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 05: Didi Gregorius /

3. Didi Gregorius is the best bomber in the Bronx

When the Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton, it was all about how many home runs he and Aaron Judge could hit. The Yankees outfield was going to set the American League on fire. Didi Gregorius had other ideas. He has been the best hitter on the Yankees and it hasn’t been close.

He has more home runs, a higher batting average, higher slugging percentage, and a lower strikeout percentage than Stanton and Judge. Gregorius leads the MLB in RBIs this season as well. Quite frankly, he is playing like an MVP candidate and is doing arguably the biggest reason for the Yankees success this year.

Luckily for the Yankees, he has had more success at home, countering Stanton’s lack of success at home. Gregorius has hit every home run in his career to right field, making the short porch in Yankee stadium optimal for his hitting. He has increased his pull percentage to almost 50% and this could be a big reason for his success this year.

Right now, the man they call Sir Didi has been the best Yankee this year and has shown no signs of slowing down.