• 3 Pitchers Hurt, And 3 Batters Carry, Yanks Team Stats

    Posted by on June 26th, 2009 · Comments (11)

    You can say a lot of great things about Lee Sinins’ Complete Baseball Encyclopedia – and many have said great things about it – but one of the things that I love most about it is that you can get daily updates to it during the season (where, each morning, you can update your Complete Baseball Encyclopedia to have statistics through games of the day before that morning).

    And, of course, with the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, you can look at stats like Runs Created Above Average [RCAA] and Runs Saved Against Average [RSAA].

    RCAA is the difference between a player’s runs created total and the total for an average player who used the same amount of his team’s outs. And, RSAA is is the amount of runs that a pitcher saved versus what an average pitcher would have allowed.

    So, how are the Yankees looking, through last night’s game, in terms of RCAA and RSAA? Via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia here are the numbers:

    BATTER	       RCAA	PA	PITCHER	       RSAA	 IP
    Mark Teixeira	22	312	Alfredo Aceves	9	33.1
    Johnny Damon	17	301	C.C. Sabathia	9	102.0
    Derek Jeter	11	319	J. Chamberlain	6	75.2
    Nick Swisher	6	281	Mariano Rivera	5	29.1
    Jorge Posada	6	176	Phil Coke	4	32.1
    Hideki Matsui	4	232	David Robertson	3	16.1
    Alex Rodriguez	4	185	A.J. Burnett	3	87.0
    Robinson Cano	2	307	Brian Bruney	2	11.0
    Melky Cabrera	0	223	Nick Swisher	1	1.0
    Brett Gardner	0	170	Andy Pettitte	1	90.1
    Xavier Nady	-1	29	Mark Melancon	0	3.1
    Kevin Cash	-2	28	Phil Hughes	0	45.1
    Jose Molina	-2	49	Edwar Ramirez	-1	17.1
    Fran. Cervelli	-3	68	Jon. Albaladejo	-3	21.0
    Angel Berroa	-3	24	Brett Tomko	-3	14.1
    Cody Ransom	-5	58	Jose Veras	-4	25.2
    Ramiro Pena	-5	83	Damaso Marte	-6	5.1
    				Ant. Claggett	-7	1.2
    				Chien-Ming Wang	-23	31.1
    

    As you can see, when you take away the ugly results of Chien-Ming Wang, Anthony Claggett and Damaso Marte, on the whole, the Yankees pitching has not been terrible this season (to date). In fact, again, on the whole, sans those three it looks pretty good.

    The Yankees offense, on the other hand, to date, has been a three-man attack of Mark Teixeira, Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter. If you take those three out of the picture, as a whole, the Yankees offense has been just league average. Clearly, it’s time for some guys other than Teixeira, Damon and Jeter to step-up with the sticks for New York.

    Comments on 3 Pitchers Hurt, And 3 Batters Carry, Yanks Team Stats

    1. Raf
      June 26th, 2009 | 11:58 am

      Wang is still being run out there.

      It should be noted that offensively, the Yanks are among the league leaders in RCAA, but their RSAA is closer to being the worst in the league.

      It should be noted that RCAA/RSAA don’t account for defense, so even though the Yanks are among the league leaders in offense, their defense may be negating the gains made by their pitchers and hitters.

    2. Corey
      June 26th, 2009 | 11:59 am

      hmm ya that jeter is sure in an offensive decline

    3. MJ
      June 26th, 2009 | 12:08 pm

      when you take away the ugly results of Chien-Ming Wang, Anthony Claggett and Damaso Marte
      ———–
      I’m not sure why Claggett and Marte would get lumped in with Wang or why Veras and Albaladejo would be omitted. You’re criticizing a total of 7 bad innings and ignoring 46.2 equally bad ones.

      Granted, I despise Marte. But I hate him more for what he represents and less for his -6 RSAA number. He barely registers on the scale of bat pitching in 2009.

    4. June 26th, 2009 | 12:18 pm

      MJ wrote:

      I’m not sure why Claggett and Marte would get lumped in with Wang or why Veras and Albaladejo would be omitted.

      Simple logic: I took the top three batters and the bottom three pitchers on each list. Nothing else.

    5. Corey
      June 26th, 2009 | 12:22 pm

      i find it odd that pena has been as bad as ransom, i feel like pena has come through more then that

    6. copela26
      June 26th, 2009 | 12:35 pm

      Im a bit surprised to see that cano that low on the list. I thought he would be higher. Also hopefully A-rods starting to turn it around after last night.

      I love that fact that Jobas RSAA is higher then Mo’s that should put an end to that stupid debate.

    7. MJ
      June 26th, 2009 | 12:35 pm

      Corey wrote:

      i find it odd that pena has been as bad as ransom, i feel like pena has come through more then that

      I know, I thought so too. Goes to show you how stats and eyeballs don’t always go together.

    8. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      June 26th, 2009 | 12:50 pm

      Corey wrote:

      hmm ya that jeter is sure in an offensive decline

      I mentioned a while back the possibility that the new ballpark would mask Jeter’s continued decline – His OPS at home (.897) is his best since his overall 2006 number, but his road OPS keeps falling, and has since 2006, the last year I checked.

      His slugging on the road for the last three years:

      .460
      .428
      .392

      Also found it interesting that his split for this season is quite pronounced facing righties vs lefties.

      .722 OPS, .264 BA facing righties, with a .274 BABIP
      VS
      1.180 OPS, .455 BA facing lefties, with a preposterous .519 BABIP

      Looks to me that the ballpark is a big help in boosting Jeter’s numbers, and that he’s pretty pedestrian facing RHPs – which he faces more often (245 PA vs 74) and will be likely to face more often when the game is on the line in the late innings.

      Jeter needs to produce on the road and against righties before we determine that reports of his demise were premature.

    9. MJ
      June 26th, 2009 | 12:59 pm

      @ OnceIWasAYankeeFan:
      I agree completely.

    10. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      June 26th, 2009 | 1:31 pm

      HEY! Anyone check the forecast for Hell this morning?

      :)

    11. Corey
      June 26th, 2009 | 1:38 pm

      @ OnceIWasAYankeeFan:
      lol feelin a bit cold eh?

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