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#16. New York Yankees

March 28, 2017 GMT

Combined projected WAR: 18.3Top five everyday players:-C Gary Sanchez (3.4 WAR)-3B Chase Headley (2.0)-SS Didi Gregorius (1.7)-CF Jacoby Ellsbury (1.6)-LF Brett Gardner (1.5)How do you project a full season from Gary Sanchez after what he did the last two months of 2016? He posted 3.2 WAR in just 229 plate appearances with a 171 wRC+ and 20 home runs -- basically Mike Trout-level production in the batter’s box as a catcher. No one expects that type of a hitter over the course of a full season, but until we actually see Sanchez hit like a mortal, a 3.4 WAR season will feel underwhelming.