5. Mark Teixeira (1B-Yankees)

  • .246 BA, 20 HR, 59 RBI, 37 R

Speaking of comeback players, Mark Teixeira may have a claim to that award as well.

The notion that both Rodriguez and Teixeira are coming up with this production after a 2014 that featured the two combine to play in only 123 games total (of a possible 324) is pure madness.

Teixeira clubbed 22 home runs last season to go along with 62 runs batted in. He’s essentially matched those numbers in just a half a season in 2015 with 20 total “Tex-Messages” and 59 runs knocked in.

As long as Teixeira and Rodriguez keep producing at this rate, the Yankess will be a tough out down the stretch.

While Teixeira could easily be chosen as a reserve for the AL All-Stars, he’d probably just want the days off to rest that brittle body.


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