frog99 wrote:ill analyze the Yankees postion by postion...
1b: Giambi great OBP and slugging%; is a huge hole defensily. Travis Lee and Clark are both above average 1b with the glove.
2b: Wilson good speed... that is hiis only real asset.
SS: Jeter. Decent obp, not really a power threat or a speed demon. Worst range of any SS in MLB.
3b: Great Defense (yesturday not withstanding) Great offense. Will not put up the same numbers as he did at the Bandbox in Texas.
OF: Matusi solid in OF, will never hit for the same power he did in JApan.
Sheff, great player boder line HOFer.
Williams, good player, but not the same guy as in 1998.
Lofton. better defense than Williams, but is really starting to show signs of his age.
Pitching and Bullpen are both among the top 3 in MLB (top 2 if Prior misses the whole season)
I'll also give my take on this:
C- Jorge Posada- Arguabley the best offensive catcher in the MLB and a pretty good one defensively also.
1B- Jason Giambi- Offensive force. Bad in the field but Travis Lee is a gold glove caliber fielder and will get most of the season there. Nothing makes up for Giambi's bat though.
2B- Enrique Wilson- Good defensivley, bad offensivley (except against Pedro.)
3B- Alex Rodriguez- Looks pretty damn good in the field so far. Has made some really nice plays for his first month at the position. We all know what the guy is capable of at the plate.
SS- Derek Jeter- Not a good fielder but in pressure moments can come through HUGELY with his great instincts. Very good hitter and will be a great leadoff man. (His numbers as a leadoff man are better than when he's batting 2nd.)
LF- Hideki Matsui- Decent outfielder. Will hit for a pretty good average with about 20 homers and 100 RBI's. Not bad production out of the 7th or 8th spot in your lineup.
CF- Bernie Williams- People forget he hit .330 two seasons ago and was injured most of last season. Bernie always hits for a great average and finds himself in the batting race. Power is decreasing but the Yankees have more than enough to make up for that. Still a decent fielder, just has no arm.
RF- Gary Sheffield- Great hitter. Without a doubt one of the most feared hitters in the MLB and he's hitting behind A-Rod and Giambi. Does nothing special in the field.
DH- Kenny Lofton- Probably will be traded soon for a pitcher. Not that good and he's a loudmouth. Giambi will take over as DH and Travis Lee will be put on first (who doesn't have a bad bat.)
Pitching staff ranks within the top 3 if everyone is on. Definately there with one more solid starter. One of the best bullpens in baseball also.