Who will be on the playoff roster?

October, 4, 2012
10/04/12
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Brian Cashman and his hierarchy will meet on Friday to decide on the 25-man playoff roster. Let's save them the trouble and give you the list here.

We would go with an 11-man pitching staff, leaving Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia off and keeping Derek Lowe on. This is a big fall for Nova, who was the Yankees' No. 2 starter a year ago at this time.

Brett Gardner would make it as the reserve pinch-runner/defender, who could play in case of an emergency. Meanwhile, Yankee fans will love this, I think they will go with Andruw Jones over Chris Dickerson. Jones won't start, I don't think. Eduardo Nunez will be the righty DH. But Jones will give Girardi a righty pinch-hit option for Raul Ibanez late in games.

Position Players
1. Mark Teixeira, 1B
2. Robinson Cano, 2B
3. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
4. Derek Jeter, SS
5. Russell Martin, C
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
9. Raul Ibanez, DH/OF
10. Chris Stewart, C
11. Eric Chavez, INF/DH
12. Eduardo Nunez, INF
13. Brett Gardner, OF
14. Andruw Jones, OF

Pitchers
15. CC Sabathia, P
16. Andy Pettitte, P
17. Hiroki Kuroda, P
18. Phil Hughes, P
19. Rafael Soriano, P
20. David Robertson, P
21. Joba Chamberlain, P
22. Boone Logan, P
23. David Phelps, P
24. Clay Rapada, P
25. Derek Lowe, P
QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.288 14 64 64
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 64
RB. Gardner 81
OPSB. Gardner .787
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAH. Kuroda 3.88
SOM. Tanaka 135