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2 NEW YORK YANKEES
April 04, 2011
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April 04, 2011

2 New York Yankees

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
LF BRETT GARDNER
L-L .277 .383 .379 5 47 47
SS DEREK JETER
R-R .270 .340 .370 10 67 18
1B MARK TEIXEIRA
S-R .256 .365 .481 33 108 0
3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ
R-R .270 .341 .506 30 125 4
2B ROBINSON CANO
L-R .319 .381 .534 29 109 3
RF NICK SWISHER
S-L .288 .359 .511 29 89 1
DH JORGE POSADA
S-R .248 .357 .454 18 57 3
CF CURTIS GRANDERSON
L-R .247 .324 .468 24 67 12
C RUSSELL MARTIN
R-R .248 .347 .332 5 26 6
BENCH
OF ANDRUW JONES
R-R .230 .341 .486 19 48 9
IF ERIC CHAVEZ
L-R .234 .276 .333 1 10 0

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE YANKEES

Boston should win the division, but maybe it will be nice for the Yankees to not have high expectations. They seemed to be playing very relaxed this spring.... There's enough in the rotation to be solid 1 through 4 and plenty of offense to outscore a lot of people on a given night.... You can pound Derek Jeter in and make him overaware of the pitch inside. That's when he'll start to cheat and open up and make himself vulnerable to breaking balls. But you can't live inside, because he's smart. You have to mix it up.... Now that his hip is healthy, there's a lot of torque in Alex Rodriguez's swing, and he's getting to some pretty good fastballs up in the zone. Last year he was popping that pitch up.... I've never been a big fan of Jesus Montero; he seems lazy, but the tools are there. He has great power to all fields. But when he catches he won't put his face in the dirt to block balls. You wonder if he's that lazy at age 21 what's he going to be at 30.... A.J. Burnett has been a pro for 15 years and still has trouble repeating his delivery. He gets very rotational in the upper half of his body. When you do that, your hand never catches up with your body so the ball stays flat up in the zone. And when he opens up too soon, his breaking ball doesn't have the depth and bite it should have.... Mariano Rivera's command is absolutely incredible. I think he misses the glove seven times a year.... Rafael Soriano's stuff is very good. He has a heavy fastball up to 93, a hard cutter, slurve and a put-away split he uses on lefthanders. He will still get some saves when they want to give Mariano the day off.

THE LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATISTICS

MANAGER JOE GIRARDI

4TH SEASON WITH YANKEES

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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