Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 5/10/13
A glance at the Yankees stat leader boards shows that some of the usual suspects are carrying their weight. Robinson Cano is leading the league in batting average, homeruns, RBIs and hits, CC Sabathia is leading in wins and strikeouts and Hiroki Kuroda in ERA. Look a few levels lower, however, and it is clear that the complementary players brought in at the end of spring training, are doing their part as well. Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner are second and third in batting average and homeruns and Vidal Nuno and Preston Claiborne have come up from the minor leagues throwing strikes out of the bullpen. The Yankees, after a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies, are in first place in the A.L. East and some unconventional names are a large part of the reason. It's early May so it's unrealistic to expect the likes of Francisco Cervelli, when he does eventually return, to slug .500 or for Wells to continue a stolen base trend that has him on pace for close to 20 or for Claiborne to neve...
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