1. Robinson Cano (2005-2013)
Yankee fans: it may not be what you want to hear, but it is what you need to hear. Feelings of betrayal and pure disappointment may be flowing through your system right now, but let’s take the facts for what they are. Robinson Cano was statistically the best second baseman ever to put on pinstripes.
In 9 years playing in the Bronx, he took home five silver sluggers, made five all-star teams, won two gold gloves, jacked 205 home runs, and slashed an exceptional .309/.355/.504. From his slick glove and tremendous arm in the field, to his silky smooth swing at the plate, Cano was everything you wanted in a second baseman.
Perhaps his best year was in 2010 when he hit .319 with 29 homers and 109 RBIs, coming in third in MVP voting and taking home a gold glove as well.
To put the icing on the already scrumptious cake, he was an integral piece to the 2009 championship team. Although he put pain in the hearts of fans when he took a $240 million contract with the Mariners following 2013, his achievements as a homegrown product were undeniable.
There you have it. The 10-second baseman in New York Yankees history that were truly dependable under the Yankee Stadium spotlight. If you have any personal objections with the players on the list, the order, or have anything you feel worth expressing, feel free to leave a comment and get your voice well heard.