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Right Now, Didi Gregorius is Best Yankee on Both Sides of the Ball

Young SS finally looks comfortable for Yankees

Didi Gregorius (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Didi Gregorius (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)


Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is lone bright spot for Yankees in recent skid.

The Yankees may have lost five in a row and fell out first place, but don’t blame Gregorius. The Derek Jeter replacement has been dazzling at the plate, and at bat for the Yankees.

For example, Wednesday night as the Yankees took on the Cleveland Indians Gregorius made two highlight reel plays. The first one Gregorius ranged to his left dove up the middle and turned a slick double play on a bullet back through the box. The second play occurred with two on and two out when Cleveland batter Mike Avile hit a broken bat pop up over Chase Headley’s head at third. Gregorius ranged to his right, made the play, and threw off balance on his back foot from the outfield grass to nail Aviles at first.

Gregorius showed off his arm and made the case that no Yankee has a better arm for their position than Gregorius.

Gregorius has been hitting as well. Before Wednesday, he was seven for his last 15, hitting .467 and currently owns a better overall batting average at .262 than Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann, and Jacoby Ellsbury.

In Gregorius’ last 30 games he is hitting .313 with 14 runs batted in and has been a consistent asset in the Yankees lineup playing in 105 of 112 games thus far.

Gregorius may have started slow, but the 25 year old shortstop has made his adjustments and will be crucial for the Yankees down the stretch.

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