MLB Rumors: 3 Second Base Targets for NY Yankees


The New York Yankees seem to be preparing for their first legitimate run at a World Series in a long time, and they aren't going to leave any stone unturned in making sure their roster is ultimately prepared for battle come playoff time. 

With that said, second base is one of the weaker spots in the lineup this season, as Gleyber Torres is having a very down year, batting just .226 with six home runs and a . 640 OPS. Those numbers are all down drastically from the previous two seasons, when he maintained healthy home run totals in the mid-20s, a decent batting average and an OPS averaging in the high .700s. 

If Torres doesn't turn it around in the next month or so, here are three second basemen that should be on the Yankees' radar on the trade market, per ex-MLB GM Jim Bowden:

Nolan Gorman

The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling to stay in a playoff chase, and it's unknown yet if they'll be sellers. But Gorman would be an enticing fit in Yankee Stadium with his immense power. He's really picked it up over the past month and now has 15 dingers with a 107 OPS+.

Jonathan India

Rumors have floated around the Cincinnati Reds for about a year as to whether they'd consider trading the former Rookie of the Year. He's seen as a team leader in Cinci, but his numbers once again this year aren't overly inspiring. Last year's rookie sensation Matt McLain is due back in August, and even youngster Noelvi Marte, who normally plays on the left side of the infield, could take over at second once he returns from his 80-game suspension in a few weeks. 

Edouard Julien

After posting a 132 OPS+ as a rookie in 2023, Julien's stock has fallen mightily this season, and he was recently demoted to Triple-A after batting just .207. The Minnesota Twins could make him available in a trade, if the Yankees feel they can tap in to that talent that Julien showed last season when he got on base at a .381 clip, while slugging 16 homers in just 109 games. He's still a promising prospect. 

But are any of those options better than Gleyber Torres? That is something the Yankees will be weighing as we approach July 30th. 

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