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Which Slow Starts Should Concern The New York Yankees?

a sparkling record good for second place in the tough AL East, a number of Yankee hitters are off to poor starts.

Mark Teixeria, Curtis Granderson, Nick Johnson and Alex Rodriguez are all struggling mightily.

So which of the four are likely to turn it around? Advanced statistics can help us with that one. All of this data is available at fangraphs.com or baseball-reference.com

Alex Rodriguez

The line: .250/.337/.440 2 HR's.

Prognosis : Good, but remember, he's getting up there in years.

Yes, the power drop is disconcerting, but according to fangraphs, there's nothing to worry about. Right now, just 6.7 percent of the fly balls Rodriguez has hit have gone for home runs. That's absurdly low. For ...

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