Francisco Cervelli drives in a run against the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day
With all of the veteran options on the Yankees' roster, Francisco Cervelli is another name that could raise eyebrows when talking about offensive prowess.
Not because he is a defensive-oriented catcher (which he is not), but more likely because he is a relative inexperienced big-league player who happens to play a position destined for the bottom of the batting order.
But even without the prerequisites, Cervelli is undoubtedly one of the few batters that manager Joe Girardi wants at the plate in a pressure situation.
Through the first week of the season, the Yankees starting catcher has racked up six hits in just 17 at-bats.
What's more impressive is the fact that, while splitting time with Chris Stewart, Cervelli has managed to tie for second on the team in RBI (6), and has gone a perfect 3-for-3 (4 RBI) with two outs and runners in scoring position.
Still, those numbers don't justify his place on this list.
Since his emergence wit the Yankees in 2009, Cervelli has had an indisputable knack for the big moment. Even as a young, inexperienced bench player, the Venezuelan has done nothing but produce crucial two-out RBIs for New York.
At the end of the year, his average might not eclipse .280. But when runners are on base and the game is on the line, Cervelli is the man you want at the dish.