• Getting The Runner In From Third

    Posted by on June 28th, 2007 · Comments (1)

    In a recent comment made to an entry here, I was asked:

    What’s the “percentage of times [the Yankees] score a runner from third and less than 2 outs”?

    Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index, I can share the answer.

    It’s 45% of the time.

    Here’s the results for the Yankees, to date, when there’s a runner on third with no outs:

    On3rdNoout.jpg

    And, here’s the results for the Yankees, to date, when there’s a runner on third with one out:

    On3rdOneOut.jpg

    From the two charts above, you don’t want Miguel Cairo or Robinson Cano up in this situation. Guys like Matsui, Jeter, Cabrera, and Damon are a better bet.

    Comments on Getting The Runner In From Third

    1. Raf
      June 28th, 2007 | 10:22 am

      Baseball reference is awesome. Great work by those guys, the features they’ve been adding.

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