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Starts by position and batting order

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 16, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the way the Yankees have used their position players this season. It’s worth noting that on Opening Day, Derek Jeter was the No. 2 hitter, Brian Roberts was the No. 8 hitter and Kelly Johnson was the No. 9 hitter. Aside from those three, every other spot in the lineup has a different first-half regular than the player who was assigned that role when the season started. Jacoby Ellsbury has been a leadoff hitter only 24 times. Yangervis Solarte went from minor league free agent to the most-often-used No. 6 hitter. Ichiro Suzuki went from bench player without a role to the team’s regular in right field.

Brett Gardner

STARTS BY SPOT IN THE BATTING ORDER

1 – Gardner-68, Ellsbury-24, Jeter-2

2 – Jeter-80, Gardner-5, Roberts-5, Beltran-3, Ellsbury-1

3 – Ellsbury-63, Beltran-25, Teixeira-4, McCann-2

4 – Teixeira-55, McCann-16, Soriano-14, Beltran-8, Johnson-1

5 – McCann-43, Soriano-18, Beltran-11, Teixeira-9, Solarte-8, Johnson-2, Cervelli-1, Murphy-1, Roberts-1

6 – Solarte-21, Soriano-21, Beltran-13, McCann-10, Suzuki-9, Johnson-7, Roberts-6, Teixeira-3, Cervelli-2, Almonte-1, Gardner-1

7 – Suzuki-23, Roberts-18, Solarte-15, Johnson-13, Gardner-8, McCann-4, Cervelli-3, Sizemore-3, Soriano-3, Almonte-1, Murphy-1, Ryan-1, Wheeler-1

8 – Roberts-35, Johnson-17, Suzuki-14, Solarte-11, Murphy-5, Cervelli-3, Gardner-3, Ryan-2, Wheeler-2, Anna-1, Sizemore-1, Soriano-1

9 – Johnson-15, Solarte-14, Roberts-11, Murphy-10, Pitcher-10, Ryan-10, Suzuki-7, Anna-6, Almonte-4, Cervelli-4, Wheeler-2, Sizemore-1

Brian McCannSTARTS BY POSITION IN THE FIELD

C – McCann-66, Murphy-17, Cervelli-11

1B – Teixeira-67, Johnson-22, Cervelli-2, McCann-2, Sizemore-1

2B – Roberts-76, Solarte-13, Ryan-3, Anna-2

3B – Solarte-56, Johnson-30, Sizemore-4, Wheeler-4

SS – Jeter-78, Ryan-10, Anna-5, Solarte-1

LF – Gardner-76, Soriano-8, Almonte-5, Suzuki-4, Johnson-1

CF – Ellsbury-86, Gardner-7, Suzuki-1

RF – Suzuki-46, Beltran-23, Soriano-23, Gardner-1, Wheeler-1

DH – Beltran-37, Soriano-25, McCann-7, Jeter-4, Teixeira-4, Johnson-2, Ellsbury-2, Almonte-1, Gardner-1, Suzuki-1, (None: NL Park-10)

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