BASE RUNNING: Most aggressive and daring Yankee on bases. Has speed, gets good jump, will steal. Always goes for extra base, always runs hard.
34 TONY KUBEK
IF-OF, Bats L, .294, 3 HR, 37 RBI
BATTING: Seldom hits the home run but lines ball sharply to all fields. Fine bunter. Likes to hit fast ball up high. Hard to fool with changeup. Curve him, keep him off balance. Good left-handed curve will get him out.
FIELDING: A bang-up shortstop in minors, has played four positions in rookie year with Yankees. Polished infielder; quick, smooth, has good arm at third or short. Needs experience in outfield but has speed to cover lots of ground.
BASE RUNNING: Very fast, takes the extra base and can steal. Gets a good jump.
36 HARRY SIMPSON
OF-1B, Bats L, .267, 12 HR, 57 RBI
BATTING: Good hitter with power; will pinch-hit against right-handers when not in lineup. Can pull but likes to hit outside pitch to deep left center. Keep the ball in on him, crowd him; he likes anything on outside. You can change-up on him effectively, fool him with slow curve.
FIELDING: An average outfielder. Covers ground with deceptive lope, catches the ball, has a fair arm but won't rob you of any base hits.
BASE RUNNING: Has some speed, but not a good base runner, seldom tries to steal.
17 ENOS SLAUGHTER
LF, Bats L, .254, 5 HR, 33 RBI