Gleyber is projected for just 83 Ks this season. He usually strikes out a little over 120 times in a full season. On pace for 23 HRs and 73 RBI. Not bad for a middle infielder. Except his fielding and base running are erratic. My question is, can Volpe or Peraza match that production when it comes time to trade Gleyber?
I feel like you're reading my mind. Or at least, let me put it this way: after I saw that he hit another HR today, I thought about posting a mea culpa in this thread about all the shit I've been talking about trading Gleyber before he craters again. Didn't realize his strikeout numbers were so much better too, but the offense is obvious and has been sorely needed.
I have confidence in Peraza being a solid offensive infielder with plus defense, but I don't know how long it will take for him to adjust to the big leagues.
I have confidence in young Volpe too, and I'm glad he's getting the opportunity at the major league level because of the talent he flashes even with a lot of strikeouts and too many errors.
I have confidence in Cabrera being adequate defensively all over the field, and I like the way his ABs have looked lately.
I do not have confidence that the Yankees lineup can handle more than two spots in the lineup with young guys like that learning about major league pitching on the job, in games that matter. And sometimes two spots in the lineup might be too much.
But bad defense frustrates me and I'd really like to see Peraza contribute. They need Gleyber's bat and Stanton will be back taking most of the DH ABs soon enough. I don't know what the right answer is. Probably what the Yankees are already doing.
Edit: this post is a bit haphazard and garbled, but I'm just going to leave the rest of it be.