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The New York Yankees First Quarter Report Card

Key Busts & Underachievers:

Mark Teixeira (.193, 3 HR, 12 RBI)

The numbers tell the story. Mark Teixeira has been absolutely terrible.

For a guy that is relied upon to be a middle of the lineup presence, his .578 OPS is unacceptable. Often looking fooled and utterly confused at the plate, Tex has yet to find a rhythm as we near the month of June.

If the Yankees want to be a real contender, the production out of first base must improve.

Michael Pineda (2-5, 6.34 ERA)

Despite an encouraging Sunday performance, Pineda has been the opposite of the front end guy the Yankees hoped he could be.


A culmination of poor location, subpar composure, and the home run bug has been Pineda’s downfall. However, with the recent uptrend of the starting staff, a turnaround from Pineda can be vital to the club’s future success.

The Yankees have not seen a margin of the guy who dazzled in the first half of 2015 and they may have to accept the fact that they will not see it.