Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:45:13 -0700
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew is the favorite to replace SS Derek Jeter next season, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. The Yankees have liked Drew for a long time, and he could have been rusty when they acquired him last season after he missed all of spring training. A one-year deal worth $6 million or $7 million could make sense.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:22:42 -0700
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew, who is eligible for free agency, has said he would welcome a chance to continue with the club if it were extended.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:49:14 -0700
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew is batting ninth and playing second base Friday, Aug. 29, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:55:43 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner, 3B Martin Prado and SS Stephen Drew have all cleared waivers, according to sources. All three players are eligible to be traded anywhere now, but it's unlikely that the Yankees are interested in getting rid of them.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:09 -0700
New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew is starting at second base and batting eighth in his debut with the team Friday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Drew is expected to see the majority of his starts come at the keystone, but he can also be shifted to shortstop or third base, if needed. He's mainly an AL-only commodity as a glove-first player.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts figures to get playing time at the position now that SS Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees, and 3B Kelly Johnson will fill in at that position as 3B Will Middlebrooks works his way back into the lineup.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:05 -0700
The Boston Red Sox acquired 3B Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SS Stephen Drew.
Fantasy Tip: Boston's acquisition of Johnson will allow Xander Bogaerts to move back to his natural position, shortstop. That could make him more comfortable at the plate, as well. Johnson's value increases with this move, since he should have more consistent playing time, at least until the BoSox think Will Middlebrooks (finger) is ready to return.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:43 -0700
New York Yankees INF Stephen Drew will play second base, and 3B/OF Martin Prado will see time in right field and move to other places when needed.
Fantasy Tip: Both appear to be everyday players and should be added if available in deep-mixed games.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 31, in exchange for 2B Kelly Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Drew is an interesting acquisition. He can spell Derek Jeter down the stretch and could presumably play some second base with Brian Roberts tiring in the second half. His playing time will likely be frustrating for owners, however. Drew is primarily an AL-only asset at this point.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:07:22 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew had an RBI single and three-run home run Monday, July 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fantasy Tip: Drew entered the game with just five RBI all season, so Monday's output was a pleasant surprise. He is earning a hefty paycheck, and hasn't come close to earning his salary. However, he has the potential for nights like these, and baseball is a game of averages. If he starts to even out over the course of the next two months his fantasy owners could be treated to an extended hot streak.