With it being the beginning of September, the Staten Island Yankees are not in the New York Penn-League playoffs after finishing the 2014 season with a 37-38 record, losing their final three games in the process. The team came into last Saturday’s game with still a chance to win the final Wild Card spot.
Despite losing two of three to the Brooklyn Cyclones early last week that put them 4.5 games back with five to go, the team still found a way to stay in the race before ultimately being eliminated from playoff contention with two games left in the season. Overall, the Baby Bombers went 3-6 in their final nine games to the Cyclones and the Vermont Lake Monsters.
That being said, there were still some very talented players on Mario Garza’s squad, some of which we will profile more in our top five hitters and pitchers’ series will come out in the next couple of weeks. First baseman Connor Spencer, who we have talked about a lot this season, ended up winning the league batting title by hitting .364 on the season.
With the New York-Penn League Playoffs already underway, here are my top five performers from the team’s final five games: