The Yankees have been without superstar Aaron Judge for quite some time now and will continue to be that way for the foreseeable future. For the Yankees, it's going to be extremely hard to replicate the production that Judge provides. However, they may have found someone to hold down the fort for the time being.
The Yankees signed Billy McKinney at the beginning of 2023 as outfield depth and did not expect him to be in the role he is right now. McKinney however, is making the absolute most out of this opportunity.
Since replacing Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney is slashing .320/.346/.660 with 4 home runs and 7 RBI. Additionally, McKinney has an impressive 175 wRC+ to go along with his 1.006 OPS.
Obviously McKinney was given an almost impossible task of replacing Judge, but he has been one of the hottest Yankee bats and has surpassed expectations. Having McKinney in this Yankee lineup is not what the Yankees expected, but it has been a blessing given