The Yankees and Red Sox will face off this weekend with first place on the line, and the Yankees' bats could not have picked a better time to heat up. The Bombers enter the series with a seven game winning streak and a number of scorching hot players ready to take first place from the Red Sox.
During the winning streak, Robinson Cano has been the best offensive player on the team by a wide margin. He is hitting a scorching .464/.559/.821, good for a .593 wOBA and a 285 wRC+. He has been worth nearly a win (0.9 WAR) during that span.
Mark Teixeira has also been on a tear, hitting .364/.389/.727 with a .473 wOBA and a 203 wRC+. He's hit three homers and has an ISO of .364.
Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, and Curtis Granderson have torn the cover off the ball, as each has a wOBA above .430 and a wRC+ over 175. Even Russell Martin has picked up his slack to the tune of a .392 wOBA and a 148 wRC+.
Jorge Posada and Eric Chavez have also picked up their game, as the two have a .374 wOBA and a .347 wOBA, respectively. Andruw Jones, in limited playing time, has been on fire: .364/.462/.727, .503 wOBA, 223 wRC+.
Only Brett Gardner has not received an invitation to the party, as he has hit just .222/.263/.306 with a .261 wOBA and a 57 wRC+. Eduardo Nunez, in limited time, has a 91 wRC+ and a .310 wOBA.
Every starting Yankee, with the exception of Gardner and Nunez, has been outstanding during this winning streak. With any luck, they'll keep up their torrid paces in Fenway and return to the Bronx with sole possession of first place.
Stats from Fangraphs.