10. Brian McCann (C-Yankees)
- .264 BA, 13 HR, 52 RBI, 32 R
Top snubs on the list include the Mets Curtis Granderson and Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury and Michael Pineda. Ellsbury probably would have found himself near the top of this list if he hadn’t gotten injured (something that has followed his MLB career since whispers out of Boston warned us about his brittle ways).
Nevertheless, Yanks catcher Brian McCann starts the list on a great note.
McCann probably won’t be heading to Cincinnati, but he’s been valuable during his second season in the Bronx. He’s hitting for power, leading a very shaky starting rotation, and acting as a clubhouse leader each and every night.
The other thing McCann does is hit walk-off home runs to provide his club with sole possession of first-place this past Friday night: