LADY AT THE BAT: Top 10 Tuesday: The Best Yankees Rookies In Spring Training History

Monday, March 6, 2017

Top 10 Tuesday: The Best Yankees Rookies In Spring Training History

In celebration of our 10th anniversary here at Lady At The Bat, we bring you a new weekly series: Top 10 Tuesday.

Since we are in the midst of spring training at the moment, we start the series off with a list of the best Yankees rookies in spring training history. To get on the list, players have to have won the James P Dawson Award, the award given annually to the best rookie in Yankees camp.

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10. Brett Gardner:

Gardner won the Dawson Award in 2009. He is now the longest-tenured Yankee.

 9. Homer Bush:

Bush batted over .300 lifetime for the Yankees. He also has one of the best baseball names. Ever.

 8. Roy White:

The Yankees were the only MLB team White played for, from the lean years in the late '60 to the championship years of the late '70s.

 7. Willie Randolph:

A Brooklyn, NY native, Randolph was a catalyst at the top of the Yankees lineup for years.

6. Al Leiter:

Before his no-hit glory for the Marlins and his success with the Mets, Leiter was a Baby Bomber who made his MLB debut with Yankees.

 5. Mashiro Tanaka:

The Yankees' ace signed with the team after having an historic final season in Japan.

 4. Hideki Matsui:

 3. Alfonso Soriano:

One of the most electrifying players in Yankees history.

 2. Jorge Posada

A good catcher. An even better hitter.

 1. Don Mattingly

Cap, Donnie Baseball, or whatever else you call him, one of the best to ever wear the pinstripes.

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