Yankees Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9
Below is a graph of where the Yankees have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Yankees this week:
Yankees ranked 18th - "The week started off strong for the Yankees, who beat the Blue Jays 6-0 behind a strong six-inning, no-run performance by Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday, but after that they dropped three of four to the Jays and Rays, entering Sunday. Right now they have three reliable starters -- Eovaldi, CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka -- and the offense isn't good enough to overcome early-inning deficits, so the back-end starters need to step up or the team will be facing a .500 season."
Yankees ranked 17th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Yankees ranked 19th - "They are playing better than .600 ball since Aroldis Chapman returned."
Yankees ranked 13th - "The Toronto Blue Jays snapped the New York Yankees' six-game winning streak Wednesday, but the Yanks closed out the week with a series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on the road.
After an 8-14 month of April that included a minus-30 run differential, they've gone 16-11 with a plus-11 so far in the month of May.
Credit an improved offensive attack for that turnaround.
The Yankees scored an MLB-worst 74 runs and 3.36 runs per game in April, but that improved to 4.30 runs per game this month, which helped take some pressure off of their pitching staff.
The starting rotation is still a significant question mark, but they've thrown the ball better of late. Nathan Eovaldi, in particular, has dazzled in recent weeks, having gone 5-0 with a 2.03 ERA and a .204 opponent's batting average over his last five starts."