Ladies and gentlemen, here are your potential New York Yankees Opening Day starters:

1B: Juan Rivera
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: Kevin Youkilis
SS: Eduardo Nunez
LF: Ichiro Suzuki
CF: Brett Gardner
RF: Brennan Boesch
C: Francisco Cervelli
DH: Travis Hafner

Over the last two seasons, those nine guys have combined to hit .270/.334/.423 – but that is HEAVILY weighted by Robinson Cano’s .307/.364/.542. If we remove his numbers, the team’s averages over that time fall to a less than impressive .262/.327/.396.

For comparison, the 2012 Minnesota Twins hit .260/.325/.390.

We’ll have more on this Cano dependency in our next post. But, it’s already quite obvious that the Yankees will need Robinson to come through big-time until these injuries heal.