The Yankees are enjoying the All-Star break, and is back in a comfortable spot…First Place. The way the Yankees have won is with power. The Yankees are the Bronx Bombers, but it is not through out the lineup. The Yankees are the most top-heavy line up in baseball, and this lineup will carry the Yankees in the second half.
The Yankees bottom of the lineup with Didi Gregorius and Stephen Drew is one of the worst in baseball. The Stephen Drew era may be over at second, but that is a wait and see approach. The Yankees have become a run producing team with their 3-4-5 hitters. Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Brian McCann have been the run producers that the Yankees desperately needed to win. All three could be consider comeback player of the year, but more importantly they have been consistent in producing runs. The Yankees will rely on them in the second half, and should continue to produce runs game in and game out.
The run producers need some people on base to bring in more runs, and the Yankees may have the best 1-2 combo in Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner. Ellsbury was on his way to the All Star game until his injury, and Brett Gardner was able to make it to his first All Star game. These two players are getting on base, and with great speed are creating havoc and more opportunities for the 3-4-5 hitters.
The Yankees have a lineup built for their home stadium more than any other team in baseball…Fact. The Yankees have lots of home games, and already lead the tough AL East…Fact. The Yankees have one of the best lineups one through five in all of baseball…Fact. Will the Yankees top-heavy line up carry them to the playoffs this year…I think so.
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