Quick hit: Looking at some heat maps, or in this case, cold maps

The Yankees' bats are cold right now. How cold? Their slashline as a team is .191/.305/.348/.653. Yikes.

I thought it would be cool (or in this instance, cold) to look at their "heat" maps so far. Please keep in mind this is a tiny sample size and things will hopefully change as the season progresses. If not, we're in for a long and sad trip.

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Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley have a hit from each side of the plate. trumedia_baseball_heatmap (2)

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Carlos Beltran has one hit from the left side: trumedia_baseball_heatmap (5)

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Hopefully these maps will improve by next week but with Boston coming in for three games this weekend, I'm afraid we will still be seeing a lot more blue than red.

[Heat maps courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info]