Good morning, McCoven!
It has officially been long enough since we’ve had regular Giants baseball that I have forgotten how to spell Yastrzemski, which is alarming. But it’s coming back to me. So let’s take a look at how our favorite young(ish) outfielder is preparing for next season with this article from Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Pavlovic implies that Yastrzemski’s role on the 2020 is all but assured, however Yastrzemski himself isn’t taking anything for granted. Pavlovic notes:
Yastrzemski said he would take a couple of weeks off to rest his body and mind before getting back at it, and once the work starts, the mindset will be the same as it was in April, when the longtime Orioles prospect was trying to work his way up from Triple-A Sacramento.
And Yastrzemski weighed in with:
”The only things I can control are what I do this offseason, how I approach it, and how I work.”
Personally, I would be delighted to see Yastrzemski on the 2020 opening day roster, and I agree with Pavlovic that it’s likely that we will. One of the redeeming qualities of this season was having a mostly solid stretch of outfielders who seemed like they could actually be on the team next season, as opposed to the piles of injured players we lost along the way. But I appreciate the hustle.