SB Nation New York MLB Power Rankings, 04.30: Johan Santana, Derek Jeter Take Top Spots

Here are this week's MLB Power Rankings from SB Nation New York. Johan Santana of the New York Mets and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees top this week's list of the top 10 players on New York's big-league teams.

1. Johan Santana, Mets - He may never win a game this season, but it certainly won't be Santana's fault. In two starts last week, the Mets ace should have won twice as he tossed 12.2 innings and gave up just one run. Potentially most important, Santana made his last start on normal four days rest for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery, a huge step forward for the lefty and the entire Mets rotation. -- Ryan Jones

2. Derek Jeter, Yankees -- The Yankee Captain just keeps on hitting. A .400 average over the past week (8-for-20) has Jeter at .396 for the season. Old? He sure doesn't look like it.

3. Mariano Rivera, Yankees -- The doomsayers were out in full force when Rivera blew a save on Opening Day. Rivera had suddenly gotten old and could not be relied upon. Well, the 42-year-old Rivera has not given up a run since and has surrendered just two hits in seven appearances covering seven hits. Mo does not seem finished just yet.

4. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mets - For some reason the Mets plan on activating Andres Torres from the DL and handing him the center field job he gave up after being hurt on opening day. "Captain Kirk" has proved to be a quick study since being called up and this past week he hit safely in five of the Mets seven games, including picking up three hits twice. He's also flashed some impressive leather, something that was supposed to be the main reason Torres was going to be holding down a starting job in the first place. -- Ryan Jones

5. David Phelps, Yankees -- The rookie right-hander has impressed the Yankees enough this season that we will make his first major-league start on Thursday against Kansas City, replacing the ineffective Freddy Garcia (12.51 ERA) in the rotation. Phelps has a 3.57 ERA in six relief appearances covering 17.2 innings.

6. CC Sabathia, Yankees -- The hefty lefty is beginning to resemble the ace the Yankees know he can be. He has gone eight innings in each of his last two starts, both against playoff-caliber teams -- the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers. Sabathia earned the victory against the Tigers Sunday, surrendering just two runs in his eight innings.

7. R.A. Dickey, Mets - The knuckleballer bounced back from his first poor start of the season with a seven inning performance against the Miami Marlins. He limited Jose Reyes and the Marlins to just three hits over seven innings.-- Ryan Jones

8. David Wright, Mets - After his hitting streak came to an end against the San Francisco Giants, Wright got back on track with a six game hitting streak (and counting). His 5-for-9 finish to the week against the Rockies helped the Mets bounce back from an embarrassing 18-9 loss. -- Ryan Jones

9. David Robertson, Yankees -- Appeared only once over the last week, but the Yankee setup man has now pitched in 10 games this season covering 10 innings and has yet to surrender a run. He has 15 strikeouts in those 10 innings.

10. Ruben Tejada, Mets - After struggling a bit when Reyes came back to town (1-for-10), Tejada was red hot in Colorado. Against the Rockies, the Mets shortstop was 10-for-17.

-- See Pinstripe Alley for Yankees analysis and discussion and Amazin' Avenue for Mets analysis and discussion.

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