With another week of the MLB season in the books, the SB Nation New York Power Rankings are here and it's no surprise who takes home the top spot. New York Mets third baseman David Wright earned the top spot for the second week in a row, while the New York Yankees are led by a man making his debut in the rankings.
1. David Wright, Mets - As talk of a new contract continued to swirl, Wright continued to hit the cover off the ball. An 8-for-16 week raised his league-leading average to .412, including a 2-for-2 game against the Reds that helped New York split their short series with Cincinnati.
2. Andy Pettitte, Yankees - In just the second start of his comeback after not pitching in 2011 Pettitte pitched eight masterful shutout innings as the Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0. Amazingly, Pettitte threw 115 pitches. That effort has to be way beyond what anyone thought Pettitte could do at this point. -- Ed Valentine
3. Bobby Parnell, Mets - The setup man started the week off with two scoreless inning in which he only allowed one batter to reach base. But what may have been more important for the Mets bullpen was how he reacted to struggles on Sunday afternoon in Toronto. He got out of the seventh inning with a big out before getting into trouble in the eighth with back-to-back doubles. He bounced back with a ground out before surrendering another hit that cut the Mets lead to one. Instead of folding, Parnell struck out Yan Gomes to finish his outing strong.
4. Johan Santana, Mets - Just another typical outing for the lefty. He tossed a solid 6.2 innings, giving up just two earned runs Wednesday against the Reds, leaving with a chance to pick up a win. Then Jon Rauch imploded and Santana was unable again to pick up a victory he deserved. He very well could be 7-1, but insead his record sits at 1-2.
5. Robinson Cano, Yankees - Showing some signs of breaking out of a season-long funk. Hit .280 for the week with a home run and three RBI. -- EV
6. Miguel Batista, Mets - All Mets fans rolled their eyes when they heard the veteran would be given a slot in the rotation, but he responded better than anyone could have predicted. On Monday he shut down the Milwaukee Brewers over seven scoreless inning and was looking just as impressive Saturday against the Blue Jays before an injury forced him out after two innings. A trip to the DL will keep him out of these rankings at least for the next two weeks.
7. Freddy Garcia, Yankees - Banished to the bullpen, Garcia gave up no earned runs and just one hit in two appearances covering three innings over the past week. Freddy: the mop-up man! -- EV
8. Dillon Gee, Mets - He was roughed up on Tuesday against the Brewers, but managed to put together a solid effort Sunday in New York's only win over the Blue Jays. He tossed 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on five hits to earn his third win. Terry Collins desperately needs Gee to produce if the team is going to hang around into the summer.
9. Raul Ibanez, Yankees - We are really scratching here to find Yankees for the list. Ibanez hit all of .190 over the past week, but he did lead the team with four RBI. That pretty much tells you how awful the Yankee offense has been. -- EV
10. Jayson Nix, Yankees - The utility man went 4-for-9 (.444) over the past week. Mostly, though, he makes the list simply for giving the Yankees an excuse for sending the defensively impaired Eduardo Nunez to Triple A. -- EV