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Robinson Cano makes the play (AP)

Top 20 Yankees Review

  1. Eric Duncan, 3B: .235/.324/.327 in 40 games for Double-A Trenton. Overmatched by Double-A competition at this point, though young for the level.
  2. Phil Hughes, RHP: Dominating Class A Charleston, 1.72 ERA, 41/12 K/BB in 37 innings.
  3. Marcos Vechionacci, INF: .306/.383/.388 in 32 games for Class A Charleston. Effective line drive hitter, looks good so far.
  4. Steven White, RHP: On Double-A disabled list with strained abdominal muscle.
  5. Chien-Ming Wang, RHP: Holding his own in the major league rotation.
  6. Melky Cabrera, OF: .258/.310/.368 at Double-A Trenton. Doing better than Duncan or Sardinha, but that's not saying much.
  7. Robinson Cano, 2B: Just up to the majors after battering Triple-A pitching.
  8. Bronson Sardinha, OF-3B: .207/.276/.321 for Double-A Trenton. Very disappointing season so far.
  9. Christian Garcia, RHP: 2-2, 3.49, 40/17 K/BB in 39 innings for Charleston. Doing well, should continue to improve.
  10. Tyler Clippard, RHP: 5-2, 3.20 for Class A Tampa, 48/15 K/BB ratio in 45 innings. Pitching quite well.
  11. Abel Gomez, LHP: 2.60 ERA, 31/14 K/BB in 35 innings, 27 hits. Command still needs work but generally pitching well.
  12. Brett Smith, RHP: 3.48 ERA at Charleston led to promotion to Tampa, where he has 4.15 ERA but weak 5/4 K/BB in first 13 innings. Doing OK.
  13. Eric Abreu, RHP: Extended spring training with an elbow injury.
  14. Jesse Hoover, RHP: Sidelined with back injury.
  15. Erold Andrus, OF: .259/.320/.380 with 3 steals for Class A Tampa. Performing adequately but needs to do better.
  16. Colter Bean, RHP: 3.44 ERA, 27/4 K/BB in 18 innings for Triple-A. Pitched in one major league game. He can help someone if they let him.
  17. Alex Graman, LHP: 4.02 ERA, 37/14 K/BB in 40 innings at Triple-A Columbus. Typical Graman performance.
  18. Rudy Guillen, OF: .236/.281/.333 with 5 steals for Tampa. Problems with plate discipline remain evident.
  19. Ramon Ramirez, RHP: Demoted to Double-A after 5.54 ERA at Triple-A. Problems with command.
  20. Jeff Marquez, RHP: 3.12 ERA, 39/22 K/BB in 43 innings for Charleston. Pitching well but needs to sharpen command.
Status Improving: Cano.
Status Slipping: Sardinha, Guillen.
Watch Out For: Matt DeSalvo, RHP; Mitch Jones, OF (if you're not afraid of strikeouts.)