July 25, 2021

Tyler Wade took a small step forward with the Yankees in 2019 (Pinstripe Alley)

Despite a killer spring training, Tyler Wade didn’t spend a ton of time in the majors this year, but when he did, he was much more effective than he was in either of the last two seasons. In 43 games, Wade provided defensive versatility, speed on the bases, and wasn’t an automatic out at the plate. He’s likely still not in the conversation for a starting spot in the Yankee lineup, but his set of skills could be useful.

Grade: C+

2019 Statistics: 43 games, 108 plate appearances, .245/.330/.362, 2 home runs, 16 runs, 7/7 stolen bases, 88 wRC+, 0.3 WAR

2020 Contract Status: Pre-arbitration eligible

During spring training, it seemed as if Tyler Wade had a legitimate shot at starting the year with the big league roster. With Aaron Hicks on the injured list, the Yankees needed some additional help off the bench, and Wade made a real case for himself, putting up a .308/.345/.500 slash line. On the final day of cuts, it was Wade, not Mike Tauchman that packed his bags for Scranton. The Yankees wanted a more-experienced outfielder, and Wade was “very pissed” about the decision.

Wade was up with the team for their fifth game of the year, but he didn’t last long. He spent…

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