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March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

1 New York Yankees

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
SS DEREK JETER
R-R .297 .355 .388 6 61 16
CF CURTIS GRANDERSON
L-R .262 .364 .552 41 119 25
2B ROBINSON CANO
L-R .302 .349 .533 28 118 8
3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ
R-R .276 .362 .461 16 62 4
1B MARK TEIXEIRA
S-R .248 .341 .494 39 111 4
RF NICK SWISHER
S-L .260 .374 .449 23 85 2
DH RAUL IBAÑEZ
L-R .245 .289 .419 20 84 2
C RUSSELL MARTIN
R-R .237 .324 .408 18 65 8
LF BRETT GARDNER
L-L .259 .345 .369 7 36 49
BENCH
OF ANDRUW JONES
R-R .247 .356 .495 13 33 0
IF EDUARDO NUÑEZ
R-R .265 .313 .385 5 30 22

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A rival scout sizes up the Yankees

The Yankees did a nice job addressing their rotation problems this winter.... Michael Pineda can throw 96 with a nasty breaking ball. He's imposing physically and has a really good arm. But his weight [260 pounds] is a concern. His delivery fell apart at times this spring. His lower half looked heavier—which isn't a bad thing if it's strength, but it looked a little bit soft.... Stuffwise, Hiroki Kuroda is a hell of a bargain at $10 million. This spring he's sitting 92, 93 mph, and he's thrown some really good hard cutters. His split is a strikeout pitch, he doesn't have a bad curveball and he also has a slider. Sometimes I think he throws too many pitches. Maybe if he only had three really good ones, he'd command those a little easier.... This time last year Phil Hughes was throwing 84 to 86 mph. This year he's 91 to 93, and his changeup was good. He looks healthy.... I've been very impressed with Alex Rodriguez. His body looks good and his lower half looks really strong. Being strong on his lower half is a big part of his success.... Derek Jeter is running as well as he did as a kid. I saw him get to first base in 4.2 seconds, above-average major league speed. We looked at our stopwatches and went, Wow.... I'd bet Mark Teixeira will bounce back and be O.K. this year. His body is in good shape, he's smart, and defensively he's still good at first base. Just watching him in BP, he looks like he's swinging well.... Robinson Cano is one of the best hitters in the game. He makes everything he does look easy, whether it's turning a double play, hitting a home run or hitting a gapper on a nasty pitch away.

THE LINEUP

With 2011 Statistics

MANAGER JOE GIRARDI

5th 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.]

NEW ACQUISITION

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