The New York Yankees enter the 2020 Major League Baseball season as one of the biggest favorites to win it all. The Pinstripers will try to cap their 120th season in professional baseball with their first title since 2009.

Following a heart-breaking loss at the hands of the Houston Astros in the ALCS, Aaron Boone's team is back at full strength, reinforced, and ready to take on the pitch to prove they're still the team to beat in baseball.

This shortened and one-of-a-kind season will only feature 60 regular-season games, with the Yankees facing just 9 rivals instead of the usual 19 or 20. But what do you need to know about this season? Let's break it down:

Notable roster additions:

The Yankees signed SP and perennial CY Young candidate Gerrit Cole from the Houston Astros on December 11. Cole will make $324 million over 9 years and is called to be the team's number 1 starter right out of the gate.

Current 40-man roster: 

Player Position
Albert Abreu Pitcher
Luis Avilán Pitcher
Zack Britton Pitcher
Gerrit Cole Pitcher
Deivi García Pitcher
Luis Gil Pitcher
Chad Green Pitcher
J. A. Happ Pitcher
Ben Heller Pitcher
Jonathan Holder Pitcher
Tommy Kahnle Pitcher
Michael King Pitcher
Brooks Kriske Pitcher
Jonathan Loáisiga Pitcher
Luis Medina Pitcher
Jordan Montgomery Pitcher
Nick Nelson Pitcher
Adam Ottavino Pitcher
James Paxton Pitcher
Masahiro Tanaka Pitcher
Miguel Yajure Pitcher
Kyle Higashioka Catcher
Gary Sánchez Catcher
Miguel Andújar Infielder
Thairo Estrada Infielder
Mike Ford Infielder
Gleyber Torres Infielder
Gio Urshela Infielder
Luke Voit Infielder
Tyler Wade Infielder
Estevan Florial Outfielder
Clint Frazier Outfielder
Brett Gardner Outfielder
Aaron Hicks Outfielder
Aaron Judge Outfielder
Giancarlo Stanton Outfielder
Mike Tauchman Outfielder
Aaron Judge. (Getty)

Player pool: 

Player Position
Domingo Acevedo Pitcher
Daniel Álvarez Pitcher
David Hale Pitcher
Tyler Lyons Pitcher
Dan Otero Pitcher
Adonis Rosa Pitcher
Clarke Schmidt Pitcher
Nick Tropeano Pitcher
Alexander Vizcaíno Pitcher
Tony Zych Pitcher
Chris Iannetta Catcher
Erik Kratz Catcher
Max McDowell Catcher
Josh Thole Catcher
Matt Duffy Infielder
Kyle Holder Infielder
Zack Granite Outfielder
Rosell Herrera Outfielder

45-day injured list:

- Luis Severino

Restricted list

- Domingo Germán

Projected starters for the 2020 New York Yankees:

C: Gary Sánchez

1B: Luke Voit

2B: Tyler Wade

SS: Gleyber Torres

3B: Gio Urshela

OF: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Brett Gardner

Utility: Miguel Andújar, Clint Frazier

Starting Pitchers: Gerrit Cole, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ, Jordan Montgomery

Relievers:  Zack Britton, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder, Tommy Kahnle, Jonathan Loaisiga, Adam Ottavino

Closer: Aroldis Chapman

New York Yankees 60-game schedule:

Date Rival Venue
July 23 @ Nationals Nationals Park
July 25 @ Nationals Nationals Park
July 26 @ Nationals Nationals Park
July 27 @ Phillies Citizens Bank Park
July 28 @ Phillies Citizens Bank Park
July 29 vs. Phillies Yankee Stadium
July 30 vs. Phillies Yankee Stadium
July 31 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 1 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 2 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 3 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
August 4 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
August 5 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
August 6 @ Rays Tropicana Field
August 7 @ Rays Tropicana Field
August 8 @ Rays Tropicana Field
August 9 @ Rays Tropicana Field
August 11 vs. Braves Yankee Stadium
August 12 vs. Braves Yankee Stadium
August 14 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 15 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 16 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 17 vs. Red Sox Yankee Stadium
August 18 vs. Rays Yankee Stadium
August 19 vs. Rays Yankee Stadium
August 20 vs. Rays Yankee Stadium
August 21 @ Mets Citi Field
August 22 @ Mets Citi Field
August 23 @ Mets Citi Field
August 25 @ Braves Truist Park
August 26 @ Braves Truist Park
August 28 vs. Mets Yankee Stadium
August 29 vs. Mets Yankee Stadium
August 30 vs. Mets Yankee Stadium
August 31 vs. Rays Yankee Stadium
September 1 vs. Rays Yankee Stadium
September 2 vs. Rays Yankee Stadium
September 4 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
September 5 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
September 6 @ Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
September 7 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 8 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 9 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 10 vs. Orioles Yankee Stadium
September 11 vs. Orioles Yankee Stadium
September 12 vs. Orioles Yankee Stadium
September 13 vs. Orioles Yankee Stadium
September 15 vs. Blue Jays Yankee Stadium
September 16 vs. Blue Jays Yankee Stadium
September 17 vs. Blue Jays Yankee Stadium
September 18 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
September 19 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
September 20 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
September 21 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 22 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 23 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 24 @ Blue Jays TBD
September 25 Marlins Yankee Stadium
September 26 Marlins Yankee Stadium
September 27 Marlins Yankee Stadium

Note: Miami Marlins' season is currently suspended due to a Covid-19 outbreak among players and coaches, so scheduled games may be reprogrammed.

Notable dates for the 2020 New York Yankees:

Opening day vs. Washington Nationals: July 23rd.

Rivalry games vs. Boston Red Sox: July 31-Aug. 2 (Yankee Stadium), Aug. 14-17 (Yankee Stadium), Sept. 18-20 (Fenway Park).

Subway series vs. New York Mets: Aug. 21-23 (Citi Field), Aug. 28-30 (Yankee Stadium).

Trade deadline: 31 August.

40-man roster expansion: September 15.

 

2020 New York Yankees team odds:

  FanDuel DraftKings
AL East -290 -305
AL Winner +175 +175
Team Win Totals o/u 37.5  o/u 37.5
World Series +400 +400

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2020 New York Yankees players odds:

  FanDuel DraftKings
HR Leader: Giancarlo Stanton +1400 +1100
HR Leader: Aaron Judge +2200 +2000
HR Leader: Gleyber Torres +3000 +2800
HR Leader: Gary Sánchez +5500 +6600
AL MVP: Aaron Judge +950 +800
AL MVP: Gleyber Torres +2000 +2000
AL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton +3000 +3300
AL MVP: Gerrit Cole +3500 +5000
AL CY Young: Gerrit Cole +280 +275
AL CY Young: Masahiro Tanaka +6000 +10000
AL CY Young: Aroldis Chapman +7000 +15000

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