Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 New York Yankees to draft in 2015

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Mar 15, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) runs to third base as he triples during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jacoby Ellsbury

The biggest signing for the Yankees last season was adding Jacoby Ellsbury from the rival Boston Red Sox. Ellsbury was signed to a large contract, and with that comes a lot of expectations and pressure, and he was essentially Cano’s replacement in the lineup.

In 2014, Ellsbury was able to stay relatively healthy, appearing in 149 games, which is pretty high for him. At the plate, Ellsbury totaled 16 homeruns, 70 RBI, 39 stolen bases, 71 runs scored, and batted .271.

For fantasy baseball purposes, Ellsbury brings the valuable ability to steal bases, and unlike most other 30+ steal players, he has some pop. Ellsbury is a little banged up with an oblique issue, but he is still the best Yankee hitter to target in fantasy baseball, and should be ready to go come the start of the season.

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