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2008 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 789-727 + 62
Roster Continuity 71.66% 8/30
Manager(s): Joe Girardi
General Manager: Brian Cashman
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Payroll: $ 209,081,577 1/30
Attendance: 4,298,655 1/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Gerrit Cole (#28) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Rob Thomson
Bullpen Coach: Mike Harkey
First Base Coach: Tony Pena
Hitting Coach: Kevin Long
Minor League Rehab Pitching Coach: Tommy Phelps
Pitching Coach: Dave Eiland
Third Base Coach: Bob Meacham

#1 Draft Picks

Alex Rodriguez (#1), Derek Jeter (#6), Billy Traber (#16), Mike Mussina (#20), Ian Kennedy (#21), Philip Hughes (#23), Johnny Damon (#35), Joba Chamberlain (#41)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
53Bobby AbreuRF34   609100180
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100221173109120114.296.371.471842.176.314.3331.4930.5287684
24.22Robinson Cano2B25   59770162
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3
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72242665531518.271.305.410715.139.179.2832.5042.6245634
2Derek JeterSS34   59688179
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691155285907424.300.363.408771.107.205.3331.6354.2243668
18Johnny DamonLF34   55595168
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71298648210215.303.375.461836.159.312.3301.2832.6256623
12Alex Rodriguez3B32   510104154
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103183651171490516.302.392.573965.271.427.3281.8014.6292594
25Jason Giambi1B37   45868113
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962176111225096.247.373.502875.255.424.2501.4614.3230565
28Melky CabreraCF23   41442103
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37922958354311.249.301.341642.092.179.2712.0051.8141453
55Hideki MatsuiDH34   3374399
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45003847360010.294.370.424794.131.243.3201.2437.4143378
26Jose MolinaC33   2683258
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1800125260839.216.263.313576.097.142.2554.3389.384297
29,22Xavier NadyLF29   2282661
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4011144841015.268.320.474794.206.268.2903.4319.0108247
14Wilson Betemit1B-3B26   1892450
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250165610117.265.289.429718.164.190.3449.3331.581198
20Jorge PosadaC36   1681845
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2200243823017.268.364.411775.143.286.3281.5856.069195
11Brett GardnerCF-LF24   1271829
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01613183020310.228.283.299582.071.228.2963.75--38141
13Ivan RodriguezC36   961121
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34041511006.219.257.323580.104.188.2413.7548.031101
19Chad MoellerC33   911321
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90071841012.231.311.330641.099.176.2742.5791.030103
11Morgan Ensberg3B32   74615
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40162200001.203.263.243506.041.108.2753.6774.01880
17Shelley Duncan1B28   57710
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60071300011.175.262.281543.105.228.2051.8657.01665
12Alberto GonzalezSS-3B25   5249
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001004800204.173.232.212444.038.115.2052.00--1158
29Cody Ransom1B32   43913
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80061210100.302.400.6511051.349.488.3332.0010.82851
17Justin ChristianLF-RF28   40610
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006713400001.250.302.325627.075.300.2781.33--1343
39Richie Sexson1B33   2827
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60061000011.250.371.393764.143.357.3331.6728.01135
66Juan Miranda1B25   1024
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001002410010.400.500.5001000.100.300.5712.00--514
64Francisco CervelliC22   5000000000300001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
35Mike MussinaP39   501
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0000000000000.200.200.200400.000.000.200----15
62Joba ChamberlainP22   3000000001100100.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--05
38Chris StewartC26   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
40Chien-Ming WangP28   3100000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
46Andy PettitteP36   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
47Sidney PonsonP31   2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
39Ross OhlendorfP25   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
43Darrell RasnerP27   1000000002100000.000.667.000667.0002.000-0.50--03
Batting Totals1705557278915122892018075811839535101580363139149.271.333.427760.156.266.3021.9031.023816177
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
46Andy Pettitte36   14144.5433330000204.023311210319551586171.4110.280.842.436.972.87
35Mike Mussina39   2093.3834340000200.1214857517311504081.239.630.771.406.754.84
43Darrell Rasner27   5105.4224200010113.113574681439674051.5410.751.123.115.341.72
62Joba Chamberlain22   432.6142120050100.18732295391184221.267.830.453.5110.623.03
40Chien-Ming Wang28   824.071515100095.0904443435540031.328.530.383.325.121.54
47Sidney Ponson31   445.851615001080.09953521132332051.6411.141.243.603.711.03
42Mariano Rivera38   651.3964000603970.241111146771020.665.200.510.769.7612.83
41Jose Veras27   533.576000015057.2522323729634031.408.071.094.509.782.17
36Edwar Ramirez27   513.935500016155.1442524724633031.247.201.153.9310.312.63
48Kyle Farnsworth32   123.68450006144.14318181117431111.368.802.253.488.802.53
38Dan Giese31   133.56203006043.1392217314291011.238.160.632.936.072.07
21,22LaTroy Hawkins35   115.713300011041.0422626317232001.449.220.663.735.051.35
39Ross Ohlendorf25   116.53250003040.0503129719366011.7311.251.584.288.101.89
31Ian Kennedy23   048.10109001039.2503736526273011.9011.251.135.856.081.04
45Carl Pavano32   425.8277000034.1412322510150141.5010.851.322.653.971.50
33Brian Bruney26   301.85321005134.11877216331011.004.760.534.248.742.06
34,65Philip Hughes22   046.6288000034.0432625315232011.7111.380.793.976.091.53
30David Robertson23   405.40250008030.1291818315366001.478.700.904.5010.802.40
91Alfredo Aceves25   102.4064001030.02588410161001.177.501.203.004.801.60
47,39Chris Britton25   005.091500014023.0281313411121001.7010.961.574.304.701.09
34Damaso Marte33   135.50250002018.1141111110240011.337.000.505.0012.002.40
61Billy Traber28   006.88190003016.223131337112021.7612.181.593.715.821.57
48Phil Coke25   100.60120000014.281102141000.674.800.001.208.407.00
63Jonathan Albaladejo25   013.8670002013.2156616130001.509.640.643.868.362.17
29Kei Igawa28   0113.502100104.013660000003.2529.250.000.000.00--
77Humberto Sanchez25   004.502000002.01110210001.504.500.009.004.500.50
30Scott Patterson29   009.001000001.11110220003.009.000.0018.0018.001.00
Batting Totals89734.286371621016142144214787276861434891141555511.369.220.893.057.122.33
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose MolinaC977376345236.9968.38
Chad MoellerC332251591532.9836.96
Ivan RodriguezC312231731411.9957.55
Jorge PosadaC30234197711.9957.85
Francisco CervelliC313110001.0007.62
Chris StewartC1880001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason Giambi1B11389887036977.9909.08
Wilson Betemit1B3620719113123.9958.87
Cody Ransom1B1942471021.00010.29
Richie Sexson1B1980788061.0009.68
Shelley Duncan1B1610798538.9728.66
Morgan Ensberg1B735380011.0009.77
Jorge Posada1B731250021.0007.26
Juan Miranda1B532302011.0009.00
Xavier Nady1B3431001.0009.00
Chad Moeller1B2340011.00012.00
Johnny Damon1B1110001.0009.00
Jose Molina1B110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Robinson Cano2B159137630548213103.9845.15
Alberto Gonzalez2B42847011.0003.54
Wilson Betemit2B3244812.9234.50
Cody Ransom2B2133310.8574.15
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex Rodriguez3B1311126732511023.9702.59
Wilson Betemit3B2110042134.8932.25
Morgan Ensberg3B2113383212.9762.71
Alberto Gonzalez3B115461112.9442.83
Cody Ransom3B42416001.0002.63
Chad Moeller3B330000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Derek JeterSS14812582203471269.9794.06
Wilson BetemitSS14571019051.0004.58
Alberto GonzalezSS14631215021.0003.86
Cody RansomSS963122224.9444.86
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny DamonLF87659155210.9942.14
Xavier NadyLF4638987220.9782.06
Hideki MatsuiLF2117640211.9772.15
Brett GardnerLF17145251001.0001.61
Justin ChristianLF9535010.8330.85
Melky CabreraLF81840001.0002.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Melky CabreraCF117973272741.9862.58
Johnny DamonCF3428577110.9872.46
Brett GardnerCF22160534001.0003.21
Justin ChristianCF32251001.0002.45
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby AbreuRF15013102701023.9931.92
Xavier NadyRF750100001.0001.80
Melky CabreraRF52380001.0003.13
Justin ChristianRF51760001.0003.18
Shelley DuncanRF42340001.0001.57
Hideki MatsuiRF31820001.0001.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mariano RiveraP647068011.0001.80
Jose VerasP605736011.0001.42
Edwar RamirezP555543001.0001.15
Kyle FarnsworthP454445001.0001.84
Joba ChamberlainP42100313011.0001.44
Mike MussinaP34200182314.9761.85
LaTroy HawkinsP334106001.0001.32
Andy PettitteP3320463022.9471.59
Brian BruneyP323414001.0001.32
Damaso MarteP251811001.0001.00
Ross OhlendorfP254002001.0000.45
David RobertsonP253013001.0001.20
Darrell RasnerP24113519001.0001.91
Dan GieseP20431220.6000.63
Billy TraberP191622001.0002.25
Sidney PonsonP168031611.9502.14
Chris BrittonP152310001.0000.39
Chien-Ming WangP1595713001.0001.89
Phil CokeP121403011.0001.93
Ian KennedyP103916001.0001.62
Philip HughesP83423001.0001.32
Jonathan AlbaladejoP7130000.0000.00
Carl PavanoP73407001.0001.85
Alfredo AcevesP63032021.0001.50
Kei IgawaP2401001.0002.25
Humberto SanchezP2210001.0004.50
Scott PattersonP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hideki MatsuiDH66.0000.00
Jason GiambiDH26.0000.00
Johnny DamonDH25.0000.00
Jorge PosadaDH15.0000.00
Xavier NadyDH7.0000.00
Alex RodriguezDH7.0000.00
Bobby AbreuDH4.0000.00
Derek JeterDH2.0000.00
Morgan EnsbergDH1.0000.00


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