Monday, August 30, 2010

AP Top 25 Yankee Playoff Roster Poll For The Week Of Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Here's this week's updated Top 25 Roster Poll.  Lots of changes after last week.  Bold indicates all players who moved up or down in the rankings from last week.

Top 25:
1) Mariano Rivera
2) Robinson Cano
3) CC Sabathia
4) Nick Swisher (being a competent 1B improves value w/ Teix's injury)
5) Mark Teixeira (b/c of the boo-boo)

6) Phil Hughes
7) Brett Gardner
8) Jorge Posada (starting to swing the bat better lately)
9) Curtis Granderson
10) Derek Jeter (continuing to swing the bat like crap)
11) Kerry Wood
12) Dave Robertson

13) Francisco Cervelli
14) Boone Logan
15) Austin Kearns
16) Marcus Thames (dude is killing it right now)

17) Alex Rodriguez
18) Joba Chamberlain
19) Eduardo Nunez (looks better at the plate in each at-bat)
20) Sergio Mitre
21) Ivan Nova

22) Dustin Moseley (still hanging around)
23) Ramiro Pena (Nunez's improvement isn't helping his case)
24) A.J. Burnett (status looks worse every time out)

25) Javy Vazquez (stays on b/c of A.J.'s meltdown)

Also Receiving Votes:
26) Andy Pettitte (injury status improving)
27) Lance Berkman (rehabbing in Trenton this week)
28) Alfredo Aceves (struggled in last 2 rehab outings)
29) Chad Gaudin (most likely won't be on team when everybody is healthy)
30) Damaso Marte (due to injury status)

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