May 08, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) doubles during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets defeated the Phillies 7-4. Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
1. David Wright, New York Mets -- It's good the Wilpons are working on a long-term deal for Wright, because at this rate his value is rising every day. The third baseman had another red-hot week, raising his average to an NL-best .400 by going 13-for-27 with five extra base hits and seven RBI. -- Ryan Jones
2. Jon Neise, New York Mets -- The lefty bounced back from the worst start of his career with two solid efforts last week. He beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday with five innings of two-run ball and should have won Sunday in Miami when he blanked the Marlins over six inning. -- Ryan Jones
3. Raul Ibanez, New York Yankees -- The outfielder/designated hitter batted .353 with four home runs and eight RBI over the past week. Not exactly Josh Hamilton numbers, but pretty darn good. Ibanez, who turns 40 next month, is hitting .273 overall with 7 homers and 21 RBI. He is showing signs that last season's poor year did not mean he had nothing left in the tank.
4. Robinson Cano, New York Yankees -- The second baseman is finally showing signs of life, hitting .500 with a home run and 6 RBI during the past week.
5. Jordana Valdespin, New York Mets -- Sure, the kid only had two hits over the last week, but they were the first of his young career. Better yet, the first was a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning against the Phillies on Monday. There have been few moments this season better than Valdespin taking Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon deep and the celebration that followed. -- Ryan Jones
6. CC Sabathia, New York Yankees -- Sabathia did what an ace is supposed to do last week, giving up no earned runs in eight innings of work in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Sabathia helped a tired bullpen, and helped the Yankees overcome the sting of David Robertson blowing a game in the ninth inning the night before.
7. Phil Hughes, New York Yankees -- Finally! Hughes has begun to resemble the pitcher the Yankees have been expecting him to be since the first half of 2010, a season during which he won 18 games. Hughes went 7.2 innings giving up six hits and one run to defeat Seattle -- the best game he has pitched in the past two seasons.
8. Johan Santana, New York Mets -- Talk about par for the course. For the sixth time this season, Santana pitched well enough to win Friday night. But once again he was betrayed first by an anemic offensive performance as the Mets bats scored just two runs while he was the pitcher of record. The ace's record, which could be 6-1, now stands at 1-2. -- Ryan Jones
9. R.A. Dickey, New York Mets -- Yes, a knuckleballer is one of the best starters in baseball. Dickey added his sixth quality start (in seven attempts) Saturday in a 9-3 win over the Marlins. In Miami Dickey gave up just two runs over six innings to earn his fifth win of the season, good for second best in the majors. -- Ryan Jones
10. Yogi Berra, New York Yankees -- The Hall of Famer turned 87 last week. Happy birthday, Yogi!