Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner remain the lone bright spots in a laughable Yankees offense. However, something strange is happening this year for the Yankees second baseman: he’s not having his typical great season at Yankee Stadium. For his career, Cano owns eerily similar home and road splits, which testify to his quality as a hitter:

Career Home: 120 wRC+ | .362 wOBA | .202 ISO

Career Away: 128 wRC+ | .369 wOBA | .189 ISO

This year though, Cano is only posting a 105 wRC+ in the Bronx versus a 148 wRC+ on the road. His home wRC+ is down over 45 points from his results in New York in 2012 while his road results are exactly the same. Cano’s 105 wRC+ marks the lowest result he has generated in this area since his worst offensive season as a professional in 2008 (his wRC+ at home that year was 98). One of the key drivers of the drop appears to be a sharp decline in his batting average in New York which is being fueled by a low .263 BABIP this year. With little offense to speak of elsewhere on the roster, the Yankees undoubtedly need additional production from their all-star second baseman in the Bronx.

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The Yankees need Robinson to be more than just a road warrior.