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How many home runs will the New York Yankees hit this year? It has become a big question.

I am making a few predictions. These all depend on the players being healthy.

Giancarlo Stanton 57

Aaron Judge 55

Gary Sanchez 44

Tyler Austin 21

Greg Bird 20

Didi Gregorius 20

Brett Gardner 19

Neil Walker 14

Aaron Hicks 18

Brandon Drury 15

I would have put Bird higher, but he is already injured and is out 6-8 weeks.

That is a lot of home runs right there. Is there enough playing time for all of them?

How many wins will pitchers get?

Luis Severino 20

Masahiro Tanaka 15

CC Sabathia 12

Sonny Gray 13

Jordan Montgomery 12

It seems like a lot of wins, but Yankees will score many runs keeping them in the game longer.

So the season begins tonight. Go Yankees. Lets start 2018 strong.