Has struggled this year but works deep into count and can beat you in a lot of ways.
Great plate coverage. A tough out who uses whole field. Will chase breaking pitches on occasion. Superior range defensively; allows other infielders to position one more step away.
Another tough out who never gives away an at bat. Sets up pitchers at times. Very good rightfielder.
Gets deeper in count more than ever. Not afraid to take a walk and pass the baton to next hitter. Terrific range in center but doesn't come in well on balls.
Power to all fields. Hard sliders and fastballs that sink or run away give him trouble.
Switch-hitter loves the low fastball. Good mistake hitter and better with runners on. Lefthanded, he struggles with balls above the waist.
He'll swing over good breaking stuff, especially from the left side. Excellent defensively. Moves feet so well, it's like having a shortstop behind the plate.
Sliders and changeups can get him out. He can juice any fastball; you can't get it by him. Has struck out a lot in past but riding a wave right now.
Comfortable at bottom of lineup where there's no pressure. Power to both gaps. Pitchers challenge him and Posada to try to avoid top of lineup, but they can hurt you. Very good defensive third baseman.