The New York Yankees will be on the mound against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, and there’s a new crop of hitters coming up on the roster.
As MLB.com’s Mark Bowman noted, the Yankees have three left-handed hitters on the 40-man roster.
The Mets have four right-handed starters.
But in order to be on an MLB roster, a player must be at least 26 years old.
The oldest player on the active roster is 24-year-old reliever Alex Wilson.
Bowman also pointed out that the Mets and Twins have a history of being competitive, with the two teams last winning a World Series in 2008.
And they’re both in the ALDS of the ALCS.
Here are some other players on the 20-man rosters: -Bryce Harper, right-hander: The 29-year old has a 3.08 ERA in 22 starts with the Royals this season.
He has a 4.30 ERA with 9.9 K/9 against 3.1 BB/9.
He struck out 34 batters in 31 innings.
-Alex Reyes, catcher: The 24-month old has been a valuable part of the Phillies outfield this season, posting a .991 OPS in 47 games, but he’s a free agent.
He hit .273 with two homers and eight RBIs in 38 games with the Mets this season and is expected to get a big raise.
-Derek Jeter, left-hander, outfielder: The 30-year inking was the biggest contract in franchise history, and he is owed $225 million over the next two years.
Jeter has a 1.96 ERA with 6.5 K/10 against 3:1 BB, and is on pace to hit .330 for the season.
-Gio Gonzalez, infielder: The 28-year veteran has been the best defensive outfielder in baseball, and the Mets are counting on him to continue to do so this season despite his age.
Gonzalez has been solid in left field, posting an OPS of .838 in 16 games.
-Michael Conforto, infielders: Confortos bat has been great in left, and MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes has him as the No. 8 prospect in baseball.
He is rated as the eighth-best hitter in the farm system, according to Baseball America, and has a career .265 average.
-Curtis Granderson, third baseman: Granderson is the reigning NL MVP and has been one of the best players in baseball this season with a .327 average in 17 games.
He’s hitting .308 with four home runs and 31 RBIs.
-Jose Bautista, outfielder/centerfielder: Bautistas hitting has been good, but it’s been limited to a .233 average in 11 games.
His OPS is .872, and his .364 on-base percentage is third-best in the minor leagues.
-Marlon Byrd, outfielder, shortstop: The 34-yearold has hit the 20th-best percentage of his career (.343) with six home runs in 33 games, and with him on the team is Miguel Andujar.
Byrd has also been a productive hitter at third base.
-Nick Markakis, third base: The 33-year olds hitting is the best of his three-year career (.321), and he has two homers, a .350 on-field average and a career-high nine RBIs this season for the Mets.
-Rafael Soriano, infield, shortstop/center: The 31-year of age slugger has hit .303 in 15 games, with a career mark of .325 with five home runs.
He also has four stolen bases.
-Mark Teixeira, infield: Teixes batting average has gone up, but the 32-year former Yankee is hitting .280 with two home runs, 10 RBIs and eight walks.
He finished third in the NL MVP voting this season in both hitting and fielding.
-Kyle Schwarber, outfield, shortstop, catcher, third: The 26-year older has been excellent in the outfield this year, and manager Terry Collins said that he has been “one of the most productive players” in the majors this season after having his batting average go up from .247 to .309.
Schwarber has a .943 OPS with 13 home runs for the Cubs this season but is owed a $16 million salary.
-Carlos Santana, infield/third base: Santana has had a strong season, hitting .318 with four homers and 18 RBIs for the Giants.
He and outfielder Brandon Belt are expected to be one of those two, and Santana is coming off a breakout year.
-Eduardo Rodriguez, outfielder (minor leagues): The 26 year old is hitting the 14th-highest percentage of the season (.326), but he has a big contract.
He will earn $