New York Sports: Ranking the Top 25 Athletes of 2014

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Sep 19, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

21.) Jacoby Ellsbury

In what was another disappointing season for the New York Yankees, their offense struggled a lot at times, but their best hitter overall was Jacoby Ellsbury.

Ellsbury’s first season with the Yankees did not start out well, but as the season went on Ellsbury started to play better with his new team and finished with a pretty decent season statistically.

In 2014, Ellsbury led the Yankees in batting average, hitting .271, he was also first in OBP at .328. His power numbers in the hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium were pretty good with 16 homeruns and 70 RBI.

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