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Curtis Granderson leads the Yankees with 40 HRs
Once again, the New York Yankees lead the MLB with 235 home runs. That's 27 more than the next team on the list (Baltimore). While the Bronx Bombers may shine in the HR category, they are very average across the rest of the board.
Their propensity for hitting home runs skews their RBI and slugging percentage numbers in their favor. Other important hitting categories show just how much the Yankees depend on homers for runs though.
They currently have a team batting average of .262, good for sixth in the American League. They're also currently sixth in doubles.
A serious lack of speed on the base paths becomes evident when you consider the fact that the Yankees rank 12th in the AL in stolen bases and last in triples.
One may argue that if the long ball is enough to win the AL East, it should be enough to make a deep playoff run. The fact of the matter, however, is that the rotations in the postseason are the best in the game.
It's not impossible to go yard on opposing teams, but if that's all you've got, you won't be in it for long.