Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:55:58 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Stephen Drew went 0 for 3 and struck out twice Sunday, March 22, and he is hitting .161 this spring.
Fantasy Tip: Drew is going to open the season as the starter at second base, but he could be replaced sooner rather than later and isn't likely to provide worthwhile fantasy numbers while he is starting.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:42:08 -0700
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew will officially be the team's starting second baseman to open the season, according to manager Joe Girardi. Drew hit just .162 in 2014, and the Yankees plan to have a short leash with Drew if he struggles early in the year, according to a source. 2Bs Jose Pirela and Robert Refsnyder aren't fighting for a starting spot, but they are battling to be the first called up if Drew struggles. Girardi doesn't think Drew will have a problem with the transition from shortstop to second base.
Fantasy Tip: Drew has virtually no upside as a fantasy asset, and he should not be considered in standard 12-team leagues, especially if his leash is short at second. If you're speculating in very deep mixed or AL-only leagues, Refsnyder is the better bet to make an impact as a middle infielder on your roster.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:46:22 -0800
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew projects as "hopefully our everyday second baseman," according to general manager Brian Cashman. The Yankees are banking on SS Didi Gregorius being their full-time starting shortstop in 2015. Drew hit just .162 in 271 at-bats between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees last year. "Hopefully, he can put last year behind him and be the player he was before then," Cashman said. "He has a history of being a really good player prior to a season that didn't play out the way anybody expected." Drew starting at second base could block 2Bs Jose Pirela and Robert Refsnyder from playing time.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:52:32 -0800
The New York Yankees re-signed SS Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million deal Wednesday, Jan. 7, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Drew will settle in as a starting infielder this season. He can also make an extra $1.5 million in performance bonuses; $500,000 each for 450, 500 and 550 plate appearances. Drew is expected to serve as the team's starting second baseman.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:13:31 -0800
Free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Yankees) is nearing a one-year, $5 million deal to re-sign with the New York Yankees Wednesday, Jan. 7. The deal includes incentives that could make the contract worth $6-$7 million.
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:26:23 -0800
Free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Yankees) is pursuing a deal upwards of $7 million for 2015. The New York Mets are rumored to have interest if the price comes down significantly.
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:22:05 -0800
The New York Yankees are content to have 2B Jose Pirela and 2B Robert Refsnyder begin spring training battling for the second base job, but the team may still look at outside help such as SS Stephen Drew.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 03:55:30 -0800
Free-agent Stephen Drew (Yankees) is being looked at by the Chicago Cubs.
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:03:36 -0800
Scott Boras, the agent for free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Yankees), believes the market for his client will begin to heat up next month. He said a personal or family issue may have contributed to his poor offensive performance last season but he declined to elaborate.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:28:38 -0800
Free-agent SSs Everth Cabrera (Padres) and Stephen Drew (Yankees) are of interest to the New York Mets, according to sources. Although, general manager Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that SS Wilmer Flores will likely begin the season as the starting shortstop.