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Yankees Weekly Report Card: 7/30/13 - 8/5/13

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The Yankees went 2–4 this week.


David Adams - Did not participate
Notes: Adams was just called up to replace Derek Jeter on the roster, so he hasn't had a chance to play yet.

Robinson Cano - F
.136/.208/.136, 3 K
Notes: Cano has offered up a lot of nothing this month and with Soriano, Granderson and A-Rod in the lineup, now is the time to make a run, but it doesn't seem to be working out like that. Cano needs to get going because it doesn't look like anyone else really is.

Brett Gardner - F
.095/.130/.143, RBI, 8 K
Notes: Gardner has been the Yankees second best hitter all year, but recently he hasn't been nearly as good and this week he might be the team's worst hitter. He's a streaky hitter, so all anyone can do is hope it doesn't take him too long to turn it around.

Curtis Granderson - B
.250/.438/.500, HR, 3 RBI, SB, 4 K
Notes: Granderson came up big with a go-ahead home run this week against the Padres, but he hasn't been hitting the ball much. He's managed to still be productive, but the team is relying on him to be one of the better bats in the lineup.

Derek Jeter - F
Jeter didn't do much before he went on the DL again with a calf injury. He hit a home run in his first at-bat, but he won't be able to have many of those moments if he can't stay healthy.

Brent Lillibridge - F
.125/.125/.125, 4 K
Notes: Lillibridge brought very little with the bat, but was impressive at third base for a time. He'll catch on somewhere now that he's been designated for assignment.

Melky Mesa - Incomplete
Mesa hit well in his short time with the team, though it was unlikely to continue judging by his minor league numbers. Barring anymore injuries he should be back up with the team when rosters expand in September.

Jayson Nix - D+
.200/.200/.200, RBI, K
Notes: Nix is back and he's exactly the same before he left. The return of A-Rod will keep him on the bench, but he might actually be an upgrade over Eduardo Nunez.

Eduardo Nunez - C
.214/.267/.286, 2 K, RBI
Notes: Nunez has done nothing this year but show he is not a future starting shortstop. It was thought that Jeter would push him onto the bench, but another DL trip makes Nunez the starting shortstop again. The Yankees are going to have to find a better backup option for next year.

Lyle Overbay - A+
.313/.353/.500, HR, 4 RBI, 3 K
Notes: Overbay continues to come up big when the time is right, though he has a tendency to struggle for small stretches of time. Keeping him away from left-handers is exactly what he needs to remain productive.

Alex Rodriguez - Incomplete
.250/.250/.250, K
Notes: It's been quite a week for Alex Rodriguez, but he's collected his first hit and will hopefully be at least a marginal improvement for the Yankees at third base. Despite all the craziness he's still one of the best third basemen in the league if he's healthy, though that is a big "if" at this point.

Austin Romine - Incomplete
.667/.750/1.667, HR, RBI
Notes: Romine hit his first home run, finally, but he's only gotten into one game this week for some reason. He's hit well in the second half, but Girardi seems determined to play Chris Stewart until he falls apart.

Alfonso Soriano - F
.150/.190/.200, 9 K
Notes: Soriano hasn't brought the power he was supposed to when the Yankees traded for him before the deadline and now he hasn't been hitting. He's had a few good games, but for the most part he's been really unproductive, so if he doesn't change that it's going to look like Corey Black was a wasted trade chip.

Chris Stewart - C
.235/.278/.235, 3 K
Notes: Stewart hasn't done much at the plate, though that's not a surprise. The surprise is that he doesn't seem to be able to perform the simplest task a catcher has: catch the ball.

Ichiro Suzuki - C-
.188/.235/.250, K, SB
Notes: Ichiro hasn't played as much as he normally does, but he's been unimpressive when he does. He'll surely be back to typical Ichiro in a week or so, we've seen this before.

Vernon Wells - A
.444/.444/.667, K
Notes: Wells has done well in limited action this week, but at this point he's a fifth outfielder, pinch hitter, and now first baseman because he's not too valuable to do much else.


Joba Chamberlain - C
3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, K, 3.0 IP
Notes: Joba was hurt by another devastating home run against the Padres as the game fell further and further out of reach. He hasn't exactly succeeded as a mop up reliever, so his time has pretty much run out at this point.

Preston Claiborne - C-
3.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 2 K, 3.0 IP
Notes: Claiborne managed to be a little worse than Joba was this week. After succeeding with pinpoint control, he's kind of lost it recently and ended up walking three batters this week.

Phil Hughes - F
16.87 ERA, 3.38 WHIP, K, 2.2 IP
Notes: Phil Hughes did not have a good start, as usual, even though he was in Petco Park. He didn't give up a home run, but that as probably because he was taken out of the game before he had a chance to.

Shawn Kelley - F
6.75 ERA, 2.63 WHIP, 2 K 2.2 IP
Notes: This has not been the best week for Shawn Kelley. He usually strikes people out, but when he doesn't he frequently gets hit around.

Hiroki Kuroda - A+
0.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 8 K, BB, 7.0 IP
Notes: Kuroda dueled Clayton Kershaw to prove to any non-believers that he is the real ace of the Yankees staff. He continues to get no love from MLB with no All-Star appearance and no Player of the Month Award, despite giving up only two earned runs in the month of July, but Yankees fans know the truth.

Boone Logan - A+
0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 3 K, BB, 3.0 IP
Notes: Logan was able to mitigate whatever damage he dealt with and managed to pitch three scoreless innings this week. He's not always the most reliable relievers, so it's good to see him actually stop the opposition, though he was lucky enough not to take on any inherited runners.

Ivan Nova - A+
0.00 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 8 K, BB, 7.0 IP
Notes: Nova pitched even better than Kuroda did this week. He's been incredible since returning to the rotation and if he can keep this up the rest of the way he will at least help bring some confidence to the rotation in 2014.

Andy Pettitte - F
8.38 ERA, 2.07 WHIP, 7 K, BB, 9.2 IP
Notes: Andy's two starts were like night and day; he holds the Dodgers to two runs over seven innings, but then he gets blasted by the lowly Chicago White Sox and gives up seven runs in 2.2 innings. Pettitte can't figure out what the problem is, but the Yankees can't afford to wait for him.

David Robertson - A+
0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, K, 2.0 IP
Notes: D-Rob has been shutdown for awhile now and if the Yankees continue with their plan, it looks like he'll make a very good closer in 2014.

Mariano Rivera - A+
0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 3 K, 2 SV, 2.0 IP
Notes: Mo was perfect this week; two innings, two saves. You can't ask for much more and you're probably not going to get much more if the starters keep getting blown up three out of five nights.

CC Sabathia - F
7.94 ERA, 2.47 WHIP, 4 K, 5.2 IP
Notes: Another typical CC start: a lot of hits, too many runs, and not many strikeouts. This has been Sabathia all year long, so it's unlikely that we'll see anything different while the Yankees are still in contention.

Adam Warren - C-
3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 2 K, 3.0 IP
Notes: This is the first time in awhile that Warren has pitched in multiple games in the span of a week. He didn't look too good, but maybe he just needs to adjust to the new role.

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