MLB Power Rankings: Yankees Flex Their Muscles

The New York Yankees swept the Subway Series from the New York Mets over the weekend. This week's MLB Power Rankings from SB Nation New York, ranking the top 10 players in New York for the past week, reflect the Yankees dominance of the Mets in the recently-completed series.


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1. Russell Martin, Yankees -- The Yankee catcher capped his best week of the season on Sunday with two home runs and three RBI to power the Yankees to a sweep of the New York Mets. Martin hit .368 for the week with three home runs and eight RBI.

2. R.A. Dickey, Mets - Dickey's outstanding starts have become routine. This week, he had eight strikeouts and two walks in 7.1 scoreless innings of work in a game that the Mets really needed. [Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue]

3. Phil Hughes, Yankees -- Went 6.1 innings on Saturday to defeat the Mets, allowing only two runs. Hughes is now 6-5 on the season with a 4.76 ERA.

4. Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees -- Pitched seven innings of one-hit, shutout baseball Friday against the Mets.

5. Robinson Cano, Yankees -- Cano made quick work of Johan Santana of the Mets on Friday with home runs in his first two at-bats. He hit .409 for the week with three home runs and five RBI.

6. Ivan Nova, Yankees -- Nova pitched his best game of the season last week, allowing one run and four hits in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Still has an ERA over 5.00 for the season (5.09), but his recent performances have been solid.7. David Wright - Like Dickey, Wright continued to put up gaudy numbers over the past week. His .304/.385/.652 hitting line looks normal these days, which is a huge step up from the way he played the past couple of seasons. [Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue]

7. David Wright, Mets - Like Dickey, Wright continued to put up gaudy numbers over the past week. His .304/.385/.652 hitting line looks normal these days, which is a huge step up from the way he played the past couple of seasons. [Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue]

8. Scott Hairston, Mets - There's no doubt that Hairston is one of the best part-time players in MLB right now. He hit .357/.438/.643 over the Mets' last six games, and any manager who allows a left-handed pitcher to face him in an important spot is a fool. [Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue]

9. Lucas Duda, Mets - While he didn't hit any home runs in Yankee Stadium over the weekend, Duda still hit very well. Once interleague play comes to an end, look for Duda to take over at first base as soon as the Mets decide to send Ike Davis to the minors. If they intend to stay in the chase for a playoff spot, it's a move they must make. [Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue]

10. Omar Quintanilla, Mets - For a guy who was supposed to provide defense and nothing at the plate, Quintanilla's been fantastic for the Mets as he fills in for the injured Ruben Tejada and Ronny Cedeno. He hit .312/.450/.562 this week and played an excellent shortstop. If he keeps hitting anywhere near this level, he could very well take over Cedeno's gig if and when all three shortstops are healthy. [Chris McShane, Amazin' Avenue]

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