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The New York Yankees First Quarter Report Card

Eric Risberg, AP
Eric Risberg, AP

Having officially reached a quarter of the way through the 2016 major league baseball season, it comes time to judge performance and speculate where the New York Yankees will end up.

If you blindly looked at the New York Yankees record through 43 games of the 2016 season and compared it with expectation, you would say they have underperformed.

However, if you have been closely attached to the club thus far, you would consider it a fortune that they sit in third place in the AL East at 21-22, five and a half games out of first, and three and a half out of a playoff spot.

The recent hot stretch has brought the Yankees back to respectability and has not gone unnoticed throughout the American League. After starting a dreadful 8-16, they have won 13 out of 19 and are in the midst of a five-game winning streak.

With that being said, let’s evaluate individual performances that stand out and provide a marker for team’s ultimate outlook.

Disclaimer: Player evaluations only include members of the current 25-man roster.