Chuck Knoblauch Can hit the ball out of the 2B park, but sometimes falls in love with home run stroke. Will chase the ball up in the zone. At his best when deep in the count. A liability defensively, especially his arm (14 throwing errors).
The Yankees' glue. Has great plate coverage. Must throw his balance off by working him up and down, inside and out.
Slowed down defensively. Send RF the runner on anything hit to his left or right. One of the best in baseball at fouling off pitches. Tough in the clutch.
Can play poorly or great. Streaky switch-hitter who's much better from left side. Has trouble with slider under his hands and fastballs that tail back over the inside corner. Never seen him throw a guy out.
In a short series he's either red-hot or ice-cold. Throw him hard breaking balls in. Will chase the ball up.
Chili Davis/ Darryl Strawberry
Davis is a notorious low-ball hitter from the left side. DH Anything above the waist, he's an out. His bat has slowed. Strawberry will almost always chase balls away.
Occasional power. Pretty good idea of the strike zone. Decent outfielder with O.K. arm.
Joe Girardi/ Jorge Posada
Girardi, the better defender, Jorge Posada is likely to play more because of the emphasis on pitching and defense. He's good at bunting and the hit-and-run. Posada seems to lack confidence after losing playing time to Girardi. He'll chase bad pitches.
Tremendous defensively. Pitchers tend to forget about him offensively-a big mistake. Likes fastballs, especially up. Susceptible to hard breaking balls.