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...