MLB Power Rankings: Robinson Cano Claims SB Nation New York Top Spot

On the heels of the just concluded second round two of the 2012 Subway Series, captured by the New York Yankees 2-1, here are this week's MLB Power Rankings from SB Nation New York. If you aren't familiar with them, each week we rank the top 10 players from the previous week between the Yankees and New York Mets.


Related: MLB.com Rankings For This Week

Here is this week's top 10.

1. Robinson Cano, Yankees -- Won Sunday night's game for the Yankees with an eighth-inning home run off Miguel Batista to snap a 5-5 tie. Cano has five home runs in his past seven games and 12 homers in his last 29. His slugging percentage for the past week was .857 and his OPS was 1.232.

2. R.A. Dickey, Mets -- The knuckleballer started the week off for the Mets on a high note, with his second consecutive one-hitter, this time in a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He couldn't fool the Yankees in Sunday's 5-4 loss, but he did manage to extend his scoreless innings streak to 44 2/3, second all-time in Mets history behind only Dwight Gooden's 49 in 1985. -- Ryan Jones

3. Eric Chavez, Yankees -- The veteran reserve infielder got two hits in seven at-bats last week, but both were home runs. His opposite field shot on Saturday snapped a 3-3 seventh-inning tie and gave the Yankees a 4-3 victory over the Mets. It was the first pinch-hit home run of the 15-year veteran's career.

4. Nick Swisher, Yankees -- Hit .353 for the week with a home run and five RBI. Swisher's three-run home run off R.A. Dickey Sunday night staked the Yankees to a 4-0 lead. Swisher leads the star-studded Yankees with 45 RBI.

5. Raul Ibanez, Yankees -- Ibanez hit .333 (5-for-15) for the week. He had a home run and three RBI, and those came Saturday when his three-run seventh-inning home run erased a 3-0 Yankees defecit and started a comeback that led to a 4-3 victory.

6. Johan Santana, Mets - After two ugly starts against the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, Santana bounced back against the Orioles with six innings of shutout ball. The effort helped to calm down the talk about his arm being unable to recover from the 134-pitch no-hitter on June 1. -- Ryan Jones

7. David Wright , Mets - His average "dropped" to .350 before bringing it up to .360 this week by going 10-25. Wright has extended his hitting streak to 14 games and looks like he's ready to lead the Mets offense to a strong first-half finish. Now, if only he could pitch out of the bullpen. -- Ryan Jones

8. Jonathan Niese, Mets - Unlike Dickey and Santana, Niese was able to pick up a win against the Yankees. The key was holding the Bombers to just two runs over 6 1/3 innings, making it more difficult for the awful Mets bullpen to blow the game (though they certainly tried). -- Ryan Jones

9. Ike Davis, Mets - Though his week was cut short by a bout of food poisoning, Davis' power made a big impact in two of the Mets four wins. He hit a grand slam against the Orioles on Monday and delivered a first inning three-run jack vs. lefty Andy Pettitte Friday night. -- Ryan Jones

10. Clay Rapada, Yankees -- Pitched three times last week and continued his amazing season. Gave up one hit in 2.1 innings, the only hit he has given up in his last 10 appearances covering 7.2 innings. The lefty specialist has been a huge part of an outstanding Yankees bullpen.

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