Yankees Weekly Report Card: 6/16/13 - 6/22/13

The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

How did the Yankees do this week?

The Yankees went 4–2 this week.

Hitters:

David Adams - F
.100/.250/.100, 3 K, 2 RBI
Notes: Adams has just not impressed at all since his first week in the big leagues. Now that he's going to be the everyday third baseman, he's going to have to figure out how to hit righties, take walks, and actually hit at a league-average level.

Zoilo Almonte - A+
.625/.700/1.000, K, HR, 4 RBI
Notes: Almonte has come in and collected a few timely hits. It's nice to see this from a rookie, but we saw this from David Adams too. Hopefully Zoilo won't turn into a pumpkin after his first week.

Reid Brignac - F
.125/.125/.125, K
Notes: Brignac was terrible and the Yankees realized that when they designated him for assignment and made Jayson Nix and David Adams regulars.

Robinson Cano - B+
.278/.400/.333, 2 K, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Notes: This week included a four-walk game from Cano, the first of his career. He's been productive, even if he's not setting the world on fire.

Alberto Gonzalez - Did Not Participate
N/A
Notes: You can't get a grade if you don't get into a game!

Brett Gardner - C
.250/.280/.292, 5 K, SB
Notes: Gardner has fallen off a bit after last week. If he's not going to continue to hit, he can't have that many strikeouts and remain productive.

Travis Hafner - C-
.188/.235/.375, 3 K, HR, 4 RBI
Notes:
Hafner has been pretty much non-existent since the beginning of May and this week didn't prove to be any different. The few hits he got were well-timed, allowing him to stay productive, despite not have a good showing.

Thomas Neal - Incomplete
.167/.286/.167, K
Notes: Neal didn't play much and seemed very inconsistent; one at-bat he gets a hit, but the next he looks completely overmatched. He was sent down to make room for Ivan Nova this Sunday, so he might never be seen again.

Jayson Nix - B-
.286/.348/.381, 6 K, RBI
Notes: Nix has struck out in some important spots, but he has been able to get on base at a consistent pace. He's offered the team more than we think, but he's still a below-average hitter.

Lyle Overbay - A+
.318/.375/.500, 5 K, 4 RBI
Notes: Overbay was one of the Yankees' best hitters this week, despite his usually underwhelming numbers. Who knows if Mark Teixeira will be ok this season, but if he's not, Overbay will need to step up.

Austin Romine - D-
.200/.200/.400, 2 K
Notes: Romine still can't hit, but he did hit a double the other day, so maybe there is hope. He desperately needs to be sent down because he's not offering much value to the team, offensively or defensively.

Chris Stewart - F
.000/.200/.000, 2 K
Notes: Stewart provided the Yankees with almost nothing this week. He's been the team's best right-handed hitter, which is pathetic, but now they have two catchers who can't hit.

Ichiro Suzuki - B+
.273/.333/.409, 2 K, HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB
Notes: Ichiro has been one of the worst hitters in the AL East, despite his recent productivity. It would be nice if he could go on a tear again like he did for a few weeks at the beginning of the season.

Vernon Wells - D-
.143/.133/.214, 3 K, 4 RBI
Notes: Wells has been really bad and Zoilo Almonte has pushed him out of the starting outfield, for now, but he did come up big that one time.

Pitchers:

Joba Chamberlain - F
13.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 2 K, HR
Notes: Joba has been incredibly bad this season and it's clear he's lost his role in the back end of the bullpen. If he's rarely being used I'd rather they replace him with someone who can help the team more.

Preston Claiborne - F
13.50 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, K, HR
Notes: The rookie had the worst outing of his career and finally had a bad week. He's been very solid for the team, but has been shaky his last few times out. Teams might be starting to figure him out, so that's something that might need watching.

Phil Hughes - F
7.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: Hughes has been the weak link in the rotation for a while now and that doesn't look to be changing any time soon. Giving up 10 hits and five runs is not how you keep a rotation spot, but I feel like it could get a whole lot worse before they skip over his start.

Shawn Kelley - A
0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 3 K
Notes: Kelley has shown this week that he can still strike people out. He struggles when hitters can make contact off of him, so he's going to need to strike people out to be useful.

Hiroki Kuroda - B
2.70 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 2 K
Notes: Kuroda was not great this week, but he gave the team a chance to win by only allowing two runs. He needs to be the ace of the staff like he really has been all year.

Boone Logan - F
18.00 ERA, 3.00, K, HR
Notes: Logan has been pretty bad against left-handers and, as a LOOGY, he gets very little margin for error. It would be nice if he could start getting out the guys he's supposed to get out.

Andy Pettitte - D
6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 6 K, HR
Notes: Pettitte has been very inconsistent for the Yankees and this week he gave up five runs and nine hits, despite collecting six strikeouts. They simply need better from their No. 3 pitcher if the offense is going to continue to be this miserable.

David Phelps - B
3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 4 K
Notes: Phelps finished with a decent line, but he was shaky throughout most of his start. He gave up eight hits in less than six innings, which needs to stop happening.

David Robertson - D-
6.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 4 K
Notes: Two hits, three walks and a run is not a good week for a setup man. D-Rob has been inconsistent this season, but when he strikes people out he's still a force to be reckoned with.

Mariano Rivera - B+
2.45 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 4 K, 3 SV
Notes: Mo got hit around by the Angels, and by 'hit' I mean 'blooped' and only gave up one hit after that game. He was perfect in save opportunities, so despite some of the drama he still gets the job done.

CC Sabathia - B
4.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 8 K, 2 HR
Notes: CC had one good start and one not-so-good start this week. In the first he was the Yankees' ace, but in the second he pitched a decent game that ended up being ruined by a Wil Myers grand slam.

Adam Warren - A
3.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, K, HR
Notes: Warren returned after a brief stay in Scranton and pitched in relief of Phil Hughes. He has been solid most of the year, but it would be nice if he could get into more meaningful innings to see how he does.

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