Here’s the first of many regular season update on some of the key Yankees who left the team this offseason.
|Johnny Damon (DET)||123||36||.293/.405/.439||2||15|
|Austin Jackson (DET)||148||51||.345/.390/.466||1||10|
|Hideki Matsui (LAA)||124||28||.226/.307/.371||4||15|
|Melky Cabrera (ATL)||107||21||.196/.283/.234||0||8|
|Xavier Nady (CHC)||43||8||.176/.327/.301||1||6|
|Jose Molina (Tor)||28||6||.214/.333/.250||0||3|
|Eric Hinske (ATL)||39||13||.333/.409/.538||0||13|
|Ian Kennedy (ARI)||7||44||3.48||35||1.11|
|Phil Coke (DET)||18||17.1||3.63||14||1.50|
|Brian Bruney (WAS)||18||16.2||6.48||16||2.22|
|Chien-Ming Wang (WAS)||--||--||--||--||--|
Notes on notables:
Austin Jackson: He’s still the league-leader in at-bats and hits. However, he also leads the league in strikeouts and hasn’t shown much production and/or power (as expected by Brian Cashman).
Hideki Matsui: He’s gone downhill ever since Opening Day. He’s got four hits in 36 at-bats in May. This comes as a surprise to me, as I expected his bat to stay consistent. Also: he has played four games in left field so far — his first time in the field since June 15, 2008.
Ian Kennedy: The numbers don’t lie, he’s been a quality starter for Arizona this year. What’s his worst is Curtis Granderson, the player he helped acquire, has been resting on the DL this month and is off to a slow start.
Chien-Ming Wang: He hasn’t pitched yet this year. The latest update came yesterday afternoon from the Washington Post. The Nationals are targeting a July debut for Wang.