2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Luke Voit
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at New York Yankees 1B Luke Voit to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Blocked by Jose Martinez and Matt Carpenter while with the Cardinals, Luke Voit not only forged playing time with the Yankees, he scorched baseballs from August on. On a path shared by Kevin Maas, Shane Spencer and even teammate Greg Bird , fantasy owners will try to discern whether Voit’s second half breakout can be trusted or will he be another name added to the litany above?
As a Yankee, Voit appeared in 39 games with five doubles, 14 home runs, 33 RBI, a .333 average and a 1.095 on-base plus slugging percentage. Only Christian Yelich hit more home runs and recorded a higher on-base plus slugging within this time frame. Voit’s massive .350 isolated power combined with his 28-line drive percentage and 40.5 home run per fly ball rate for a final .322/.398/.671 slash line on the season over only 143 at-bats. So, this proves to be a small sample size.
Factor in Voit enters his Age-28 season to all of this and he will be in his peak power prime, but can he carry over the...