Where would the New York Yankees be without Luke Voit this season?
The preeminent talking point with the Yankees has been injuries. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Giancarlo Stanton, James Paxton, Aroldis Chapman, and Zack Britton, among others have spent time on the injured list this season.
While most, if not every team in Major League Baseball has dealt with their fair share of injuries throughout the sport’s 60-game sprint, it’s fair to say that the Yankees have encountered a few more substantial injuries than the field.
The constant through thick and thin? That would be Luke Voit.
The first baseman has been an elite power outlet. He’s hitting .283, slugging .659, sporting a 1.001 OPS, and has totaled 20 home runs and 46 RBIs. Fun fact: Voit is first in MLB in home runs, second in slugging and RBIs, and eighth in OPS.
When Voit makes contact, it’s not soft contact: it’s full-blown demolition. His 20 home runs make up roughly 41 percent of his hit total (49). His home runs also aren’t necessarily long fly balls, rather he’s hitting sheer line drives to all fields.
Voit has been the recurring first baseman for most of his two years with the Yankees….