The Yankees don't have Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar or Didi Gregorius, a group that combined for 119 home runs last year.
And still, they're finding ways to win ... win a lot.
"These guys, the focus each and every day is on the game and playing winning baseball, and everyone kind of pulling their weight, and the mantra of come in and do your job," manager Aaron Boone said, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey. "They've really taken to that, and a lot of them really well."
Make no mistake, the Yankees are still hitting home runs. A year after setting the MLB single-season home run record (267), the 2019 Bronx Bombers have hit 80 home runs through 49 games, which leaves them on pace for 264 home runs this year.
Only the Twins (on pace for 324 homers), Mariners (290) and Astros (286) are on pace to hit more homers this season.
But for the Yankees to do it without four of their top sluggers from 2018 speaks volumes on how significant an achievement their 32-17 record is.
Gary Sanchez, who hit .186 and had 18 home runs in 89 games last season, is hitting .276 with 15 home runs through 33 games in 2019. Luke Voit, who clubbed 14 home runs in the last two months last season to push the Yankees to the playoffs, has 12 home runs this year, still aiming to prove his 2018 season wasn't a fluke. Gleyber Torres, a rookie last year, has a .302/.345/.564 batting line with 12 homers and 26 RBIs.
And there's also Clint Frazier, who dealt with a concussion last year and started the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre only to be called up amid the team's injury woes and hit nine home runs and 24 RBIs.
"It's just stepping up and doing your job and not being a selfish player," Voit said.
The other players who have stepped up have also showed off their skills. Gio Urshela has two homers, one of which a game-tying blast in the ninth inning against the Mariners. Thairo Estrada, a prospect who made his MLB debut last month, has three.
"It's crazy how guys come up, hit a lot of homers. It's crazy, man," Frazier said. "I don't think the league has really adjusted to some of the players yet, so you've got a ton of guys with a lot of talent, and they are making adjustments if they were pitched different than they were before. And, dude, we're good."
Plus there's DJ LeMahieu, a player the Yankees signed as a backup but emerged as a starter amid injuries to Gregorius, Troy Tulowitzki and Andujar. Over his last 11 games, he has three home runs. Oh, and he ranks sixth in the American League in batting average.
"I'm happy for all these guys that are getting these chances, because sometimes, a lot of these guys don't get chances," Voit said.
Voit is speaking from experience, in a sense. He was behind Jose Martinez on the St. Louis Cardinals' depth chart, then was Greg Bird's backup until Bird's slump spiraled out of control. When he sparked the Yankees' 2018 wild-card run, he earned his spot. This year, he won the starting first baseman job out of spring training.
Sure, Stanton, Judge and Gregorius will come back at some point this year. But for the time being, these Yankees are still hitting homers and finding ways to win.
"We just put our concentration and our focus to do damage," Torres said.