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Sunday June 16th 2024


Yankees Already Have the Perfect Number-Two Hitter: Robinson Cano

concern with the Yankees right now centers around the need to sign Johnny Damon to fill the number two hole behind Derek Jeter.

Curtis Granderson is not a good two hitter because he strikes out too much.

But if Damon is not resigned, there is not as much to worry about. The Yankees already have the perfect man for the job.

Robinson Cano would fit very nicely behind Jeter in the lineup. In fact, looking at the 2009 numbers he looks better than Damon. And Cano is only 27 years old whereas Damon is 36.

Last year Cano hit .320 with an on base percentage of .352 and a slugging percentage of .529. His OPS+ was 129.

Compare that to Johnny Damon. Damon hit .282 with a .365 OBP, a .489 slugging percentage and ...

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