In case you haven’t noticed, Austin Jackson has been absolutely tearing up the grapefruit league, while teammate Johnny Damon hasn’t been that far behind. So, did the Yankees make the right decision by essentially replacing Damon with Granderson and jettisoning Jackson for the honor? Obviously, it’s way too early to answer that question. Similarly, the jury is still out on the virtual swap of Hidecki Matsui for Nick Johnson. As the season progresses, we’ll keep track of all five players in the sidebar to the right. In the meantime, provided below are the final spring training numbers for all.
Austin Jackson: 15R, 2HR, 6RBI, .353/.429/.588
Johnny Damon: 7R, 2HR, 9RBI, .362/.413/.552
Hidecki Matsui: 5R, 1HR, 9RBI, .262/.347/.357
Curtis Granderson: 4R, 0HR, 4RBI, .286/.375/.388
Nick Johnson: 12R, 3HR, 8RBI, .256/.434/.564