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The New York Yankees First Quarter Report Card

Prominent Performers & Overachievers 

Carlos Beltran (.274, 9 HR, 27 RBI)

Amidst offensive struggle and a recent upturn, the production from the right fielder has remained constant. In his last 15 games, he has slashed .333/.373/.741 with five home runs and 15 runs batted in.

Simply put, he has anchored what has been a much needed hot stretch of baseball.

However, the Yankees need to be careful with how they manage him moving forward. As an aging 39-year-old, he has slashed .333/.346/.813 as a designated hitter with five long balls and 16 RBIs in only 12 games. In more than double the time as a right fielder, he has slashed a mere .245/.278/.392 with four homers and 9 RBIs.

‘Done BMC’ (1.58 ERA, 40 IP, 82 K)

Following the formation of a deadly three-headed monster, the Yankees have not looked back.

Filthy stuff has yielded equally as filthy numbers. Pressure on both the starting rotation and the offense has been relieved. The combination of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman at the back end has been as good as advertised.

They have been utilized sequentially in five games since Chapman’s May 9th return.