Yankees Weekly Report Card: 6/2/13 - 6/8/13

USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees went 5-2 this week.

Hitters:

David Adams - F
.000/.000/.000, 3 K
Notes: Adams has now not gotten a hit since the first of the month and, since he has yet to take a walk, he hasn't been much use on offense. It would be nice if he could start hitting again because the Yankees don't have an alternative on the 40-man roster.

Reid Brignac - A
.375/.375/.500, 4 K
Notes: Despite being a putrid hitter, Brignac actually had a good week at the plate. He needs to keep this up because he's the only other shortstop on the roster.

Robinson Cano - C
.130/.259/.261, HR, 6 K, 4 RBI, SB
Notes: Despite having a poor week he did manage to be productive. Now that Mark Teixiera is back the Yankees don't have rely on Cano so heavily, but the team still needs him to hit better than this.

Brett Gardner - A+
.409/.458/.727, HR, K, 5 RBI
Notes: Gardner has been on fire as of late. This season he's been hitting for more power, walking less and striking out more, but this week he turned it around. If only he could be this consistently productive and maybe steal a base or two.

Travis Hafner - B
.235/.278/.588, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 K
Notes:
Hafner recovered from an abysmal month of May to have a productive week here. The Yankees don't need him to be their best hitter anymore, but it would be nice if he could give them consistent value until at least the trade deadline.

Jayson Nix - A+
.313/.389/.375, 6 K, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Notes: Despite all the hate Nix gets he has somehow been very productive. He still strikes out a ton, but he's giving some value on the base path because someone has to.

Lyle Overbay - A
.300/.364/.400, 4 K
Notes: The newly anointed outfielder has proven that the Yankees could use him after all. It looks like he will only be playing the outfield in Yankee Stadium, so we'll see what kind of value he can bring when he's only playing in home games.

Austin Romine - A
.375/.375/.375, K, SB
Notes: Romine actually collected a couple of hits this week and if he can stay productive in the few game he plays in he can be valuable until Francisco Cervelli returns.

Chris Stewart - A
.300/.462/.300, 2 K, RBI
Notes: Stewart seems to be finally healthy after dealing with a groin injury and dehydration. He's been productive, but he can't do much more than this. He's a backup catcher playing full time, so staying healthy might be a challenge for him.

Ichiro Suzuki - A+
.316/.381/.316, K, 2 RBI
Notes: Ichiro is still hitting well, but it could be only a matter of time before he falls apart again. He's been one of the Yankees best hitters, so they need him to keep going.

Mark Teixeira - B
.208/.296/.625, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 K
Notes: Teixeira hit a few home runs this week, but other than that he hasn't done much else. He can't strikeout that much going forward because he's not going to be making up for hit with three home run every week.

Vernon Wells - D
.136/.136/.136, 3 K, RBI
Notes: Vernon Wells had three hits this week, two came on Saturday, yet still played every day. He needs to start hitting or the Yankees need to make him a bench player when Curtis Granderson returns.

Kevin Youkilis - D
.190/.227/.333, 4 K
Notes: Youkilis hasn't done much since coming back from the DL and now he looks like he might have tweaked his back again. He needs to stay healthy because the Yankees have completely taxed their supply of infielders on the 40-man roster.


Pitchers:

Joba Chamberlain - F
16.20 ERA, 2.40 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: One good appearance and one terrible for Joba this week when he gave up a three run home run to Drew Stubbs. The Yankees still won the game, but he wasn't very effective. He needs to stop letting people get on base if he wants to be a valuable asset to the team.

Preston Claiborne - A
0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, K
Notes: Claiborne almost gave up the first walk of his career, but instead he ended up hitting Kelly Shoppach. He's been great all season long and he looks to be continuing that trend.

Phil Hughes - A+
0.00 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 7 K
Notes: Phil Hughes actually pitched a really good game, giving up one one hit and walking four in six innings. Every time he has an outing like this we all think this is when he's going to figure it out, but he'll come out and get hit hard in his next start. He just needs to stop being so inconsistent and he could actually become very valuable, even if he's not pitching one-hitters every game.

Shawn Kelley - A
0.00 ERA, 0.43 WHIP, 2 K
Notes: Kelley has stopped striking out everyone and now only strikes out some people. Still, he pitched a solid 2.1 inning in relief and the Yankees need that if Joba Chamberlain is going to struggle.

Hiroki Kuroda - C+
5.40 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 11 K
Notes: Kuroda did have plenty of strikeouts, but was unable to keep the opponent off the base paths and ended up paying for it after giving up 16 hits and three walks in two starts. He had some bad luck in his starts, giving up only three runs in a rain-shortened game with the Red Sox and having a tough fourth inning against the Mariners where he gave up four runs. Kuroda is usually off his game early and then gets better, but he needs to nail down those early innings too.

Boone Logan - A
0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 4 K
Notes: Logan pitched sparingly this week, but when he did he got his job done. As a left-handed specialist his job is to get his batter out and keep people off base and, other than one hit, he was effective.

Andy Pettitte - B
3.75 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 9 K
Notes: In Pettitte's first week back from the disabled list, he had a troublesome start where he ran out of gas in the fifth inning, but then he made everyone feel much better by giving up only three hits and one run, pitching into the eighth inning on only 85 pitches. He probably could have finished the game, but it's probably best to play it safe with him going forward.

David Phelps - A+
0.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 7 K
Notes: Phelps made up for his awful 0.1 inning start and looked like the pitcher who wanted to keep his rotation spot again. To succeed he needs his command to be perfect, so he needs to cut down on the walks because they'll eventually catch up to him.

David Robertson - B+
0.00 ERA, 1.13 WHIP
Notes: D-Rob should be a shutdown reliever, but he can't be giving up walks and expect to make it through an inning. He didn't give up a run, but he allowed a lot of base runners for only 2.2 innings of work.

Mariano Rivera - A+
0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 6 K, 3 SV
Notes: Rivera collected three saves this week, but he made one of them a little too exciting, giving up a walk and a hit. He's been perfect since blowing his first save of the season, so he must be fine.

CC Sabathia - B+
4.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 9 K
Notes: While CC has definitely retaken his title as staff ace, this week he showed why he's also the staff workhorse. He pitched a complete game against the Indians, but he needs to stop giving up so many hits in his outings.

Adam Warren - N/A
Did not pitch
Notes: Can't get a grade if you don't pitch.

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