I was just playing around with the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia – something that I find myself doing just about everyday – looking for a Yankees pitcher who had a season like Carl Pavano’s 2005. This is what I found:
It’s funny that Dave LaPoint came up. He too, like Pavano, was a “local boy” who signed a Free Agent contract with the Yankees following the season where he was 28-years-old. Granted, Pavano was not as bad as LaPoint in his first season in New York. But, neither of them did well during their first tour with the pinstripes.
LaPoint currently works as the director of player procurement for the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League.
LaPoint eventually was released by the Yankees following the 1990 season. I hope the Yankees don’t have to end up doing the same with Pavano in 2007.