It's a strange time to be a New York Yankees fan.
The team is currently in a transition with a goal of lowering payroll to $189 million, and while they still have several high-priced players on the roster, those same players are either aging badly or not playing at all.
As a result, the baseball world isn't giving the Yanks much of a chance—but that's okay.
This will enable the Yanks to fly under the radar in a way, thus allowing Bombers fans to throw it back in the face of every person who doubted their squad en route to the postseason.
Start taking names.
Let's take a look at one stat that is vital to the success of each Yankees position player in 2013.