I’m not sure whether it’s the new stadium or just a lot of guys peaking at the same time, but assuming current levels of play and no major injuries, all nine members of the Yankees everyday starting lineup are on pace to hit at least 20 home runs this season.
If the Yankees could pull of this feat, they would shatter the previous record of 7 players on a single team with at least 20 homers, shared by the 1996 Orioles, the 2000 Blue Jays, and the 2005 Rangers. Not surprisingly, the Yankees are currently second in the majors with 116 homers, behind only the Rangers, who have 117.
The weakest link out of the starting 9 is Melky Cabrera, but even he already has 8 homers despite being benched for most of April.
At this point it is still probable that at least one or two players will slump or get hurt to the point that they fall short of all nine players hitting 20 bombs or more, but at least for half a season, the Bronx Bombers have lived up to their famous nickname by absolutely crushing the ball. And that despite the team’s most powerful hitter, A-Rod, missing a month and a half out of the first three.