Yankees Weekly Report Card: 6/9/13 - 6/15/13

Ezra Shaw

How did the Yankees do this week?

The Yankees went 1-5 this week.

Hitters:

David Adams - D-
.167/.167/.167, 3 K, 2 RBI
Notes: Adams should probably be sent down to the minors at this point, but the Yankees don't have another option. With Kevin Youkilis out again he's going to need to be somewhat productive, even if he's just hitting against lefties.

Reid Brignac - F
.000/.083/.000, 3 K
Notes: It looks like Brignac will never get another hit again, so the least he could do is stop every ball that's hit near him and just don't ground into any double plays.

Robinson Cano - A+
.304/.467/.565, K, HR, 2 RBI
Notes: Cano has quietly gone back to hitting the ball, but has also collected six walks this week. As much as Cano's game is defined by free swinging, getting on base should be the ultimate goal and he's done that.

Brett Gardner - A+
.370/.433/.519, 6 K, 2 RBI, SB
Notes: Brett Gardner is probably the Yankees' best hitter right now. His new free-swinging approach could be paying off for him, though it would be nice if he could cut down on the strikeouts and start walking more.

Travis Hafner - F
.000/.136/.000, 7 K
Notes:
Hafner has been a non-factor on this team for a month now and it doesn't look like it will get any better. his seven strikeouts tied him for the team lead, so his production is not looking very promising

Thomas Neal - Incomplete
.200/.333/.200, 3 K
Notes: He looked good in his first start, but completely overmatched in his second, so we'll see how useful he is going forward. He has the opportunity, but he needs to prove he can be consistent.

Jayson Nix - C-
.208/.208/.208, 4 K, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Notes: After seemingly doing everything right, Nix has turned out to be a below replacement level player again. He might be the best base stealer on the team, but he doesn't hit enough to warrant so many plate appearances at the front of the lineup.

Lyle Overbay - F
.000/.000/.000, 4 K
Notes: Despite being kept as Mark Teixeira insurance, Overbay has not contributed much, even as an outfielder. He was getting close to being cut, but nowTex is gone and he has another chance to prove he belongs.

Austin Romine - F
.000/.000/.000, K
Notes: Romine doesn't really belong in the majors right now, but the Yankees don't have any other option. He just needs to be a warm body until Francisco Cervelli comes back.

Chris Stewart - A
.333/.333/.333, 5 K, RBI, SB
Notes: It's sad when Chris Stewart is one of the best hitter in your lineup, but that's where we are. The Yankees have no choice but to play him because Romine isn't going to hit anything and yet he's actually been ok.

Ichiro Suzuki - A
.304/.333/.348, 3 K, 3 SB
Notes: Ichiro has come to life recently and has managed to be somewhat valuable at the bat and in the field. He should have stolen four bases (three in one game), but the umpires took one away from him.

Mark Teixeira - F
.091/.250/.091, 7 K, 4 RBI
Notes: Teixeira did pretty much nothing this week and now he's gone again and might not be coming back. If only he could have kept his home run barrage up a little longer.

Vernon Wells - F
.100/.143/.100, 4 K, RBI
Notes: Vernon Wells is pretty much a corpse at this point; he doesn't do anything at the plate and he can't field his position, so I don't understand the point of playing him.

Kevin Youkilis - F
.077/.250/.077, 4 K
Notes: Youkilis provided almost no value before he hit the disabled list for a second time. He could be back, but who knows if he'll be healthy at all this season.


Pitchers:

Joba Chamberlain - F
8.10 ERA, 2.10 WHIP, 5 K
Notes: Chamberlain had a terrible week, giving up six hits, three runs, and a walk in two games. He hasn't had a perfect inning since he's returned from the DL, but it would be nice if he could be effective in order to build up his trade value.

Preston Claiborne - C
3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: He has been so good for so long that it comes as a surprise when he shows weakness. He walked his first batter and gave up only his second run of the season, but e still can't be doing that.

Chris Bootcheck - Incomplete
9.00 ERA, 4.00 WHIP, K
Notes: Bootcheck replaced Warren on the roster and pitched one incredibly forgettable mop up inning. It was his first appearance in the majors since 2009, so you can't really expect much from him.

Phil Hughes - F
6.23 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: Unfortunately, Hughes was bad again after walking five batters before the fifth inning. He only gave up three runs, but it was clear he wasn't doing much to help the team this time around. All that you can do is hope that he doesn't the opposite for his next start.

Shawn Kelley - D-
3.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 2 K
Notes: Kelley has only struck out four batters in the month of June, so last month's strikeout barrage has ended. The problem is that if he's not striking people out he's walking people (5!!!).

Hiroki Kuroda - B+
2.25 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: Kuroda kept the Athletics scoreless for eight innings, but couldn't get the win because it took an additional 10 innings for them to lose. He needs to stop letting one inning be his undoing because otherwise he'd be unhittable.

Boone Logan - A
0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 4 K
Notes: Logan appeared in two games without incident, but in one game he gave up his only two base runners of the week and then needed to be lifted. He has such a short amount of time to make an impact on the game that he needs to get his job done or else he becomes useless.

Andy Pettitte - D
5.14 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, 4 K
Notes: Pettitte gave up 11 hits in a very shaky start, but did manage to pitch seven innings. It's nice that he can give such distance, but the Yankees should really manage his innings better, and if he just doesn't have it he probably shouldn't stay in the game for too long.

David Phelps - C
3.75 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 8 K
Notes: Phelps had an interesting week; he matched Felix Hernandez in one start and gave up nine hits in the other. He kept the Yankees in the game, kind of, but with this offense he can't have games where he struggles like that.

David Robertson - A
0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 5 K
Notes: D-Rob raked in the strike outs this week and actually managed to not walk a single batter. He seems to have it figured out right now, but nothing is certain for a high risk reliever like he can be.

Mariano Rivera - C
0.00 ERA, 6.00 WHIP, SV
Notes: It's hard to blame Rivera for losing an 18-inning marathon, but it was still his job to get the outs. He did get a save this week, so there was some bad and some good.

CC Sabathia - F
9.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: CC had another slip-up on the mound and ended up giving up six runs on eight hits in six innings. He needs to be better than that, especially after showing moments of supreme domination recently.

Adam Warren - A+
0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 4 K
Notes: Warren was so good for the Yankees this week, pitching six innings out of the 18 inning game against the Athletics, that he actually pitched himself off the roster and got sent down for a fresh arm. He should be back soon.

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