After an embarrassingly cold opening series against the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees have started to heat up playing the AL Central's Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. However, some of their players' cold starts have continued throughout their recent offensive outburst, which includes three straight victories of five or more runs.
Without one third of their projected lineup in the offseason (they are still missing Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson), the offensive load has fallen on the likes of players such as Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner, and their starting pitching has had to account for their offensive deficiencies. Where some players have stepped up their game, others have failed.
Here is a list of four Yankees who will have a low chance of turning around their cold starts to the 2013 season.