New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley has to wake up, and the promotion of Gleyber Torres is his first warning.
The New York Yankees have fifty million reasons why Chase Headley should be their third basemen. However, if the 33-year-old veteran continues at this rate, the phenom that is Gleyber Torres is now just one call away.
Headley has taken a hard fall since his hot month of April. The veteran went from a scorching .896 OPS in the month April and has dropped all the way down to .429 thanks to a dismal May in which he is just 11-for-48 (.159).
Despite some impressive diving catches, don’t let veer you away from the fact that he is a liability in the field. Headley is not only performing terribly at the dish, but he also has made a team-high nine errors at the hot corner, which is tied for the second most errors in all of baseball, one behind Tim Anderson of the White Sox.
At this point, Headley’s contract can no longer be an excuse to continue to play him. He is practically a black hole in the lineup and is a terrible defender. This season was supposed to be all about a youth movement and letting the young guys play. That seems to be exactly what Brian Cashman has in mind.
Cashman broke Yankees Twitter when it was announced that stud prospect Gleyber Torres was being promoted to Triple-A Scranton. Torres made his debut last night going 1-for-3 with a walk. But despite batting third in his debut, Torres formally put Headley on notice when it was announced that he would be starting at third base.
Chase Headley should be very concerned, if his struggles continue (which if you’ve seen this man in pinstripes you know they will), then he will gladly get the boot out of the lineup and onto the pine.
Joe Girardi and the rest of the Yankees organization are in love with the farm system that the front office has built. The idea of having Torres in the everyday lineup in 2017, on a winning ball club and not a ton of pressure on him to perform may be way too intriguing for the Yankees to pass up.
Let me inform Chase Headley on his current situation. The No. 2 prospect in all of baseball is one call away from taking your position, if you don’t step up and contribute, Gleyber Torres gladly will.