AL East Preview: New York Yankees

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IMarch 11, 2009

The Yankees again have bought themselves a dynasty but will high priced players fit well with chemistry of the team? I don't know but I think that the Yankees do have the players that could bring them to the promised land in 2009.

Keep an Eye on: Xavier Nady, of
Nady was a deadline addition from Pittsburgh last year and soon blossomed into a key part of the lineup. He hit 12 homers and drove in 40 RBIs in 59 games with the Yankees, however he did not help the team make the playoffs last year.

Projected Lineup
1. Johnny Damon, lf
2. Derek Jeter, ss
3. Mark Teixeira, 1b
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3b
5. Jorge Posada, c
6. Xavier Nady, rf
7. Hideki Matsui, dh
8. Robinson Cano, 2b
9. Brett Gardner, cf

Projected Pitching Staff
1. C.C. Sabathia, lhp
2. A.J. Burnett, rhp
3. Chien-Ming Wang, rhp
4. Andy Pettitte, lhp
5. Joba Chamberlain, rhp

Projected Bullpen
Mariano Rivera
Damaso Marte
Jose Veras
Brian Bruney
Phil Coke

Top Prospects
1. Austin Jackson, cf
2. Jesus Montero, c
3. Andrew Brackman, rhp
4. Dellin Betances, rhp
5. Kelvin DeLeon, rf

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