Playing around with Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index Pitching Season Finder, I asked it to show me LHP who have pitched at least 10 games in a season for the Steinbrenner Yankees and who, to put it simply, really stunk in that season in question. Here are the results of that query:
It’s pretty interesting to see Graeme Lloyd in 1996 and Damaso Marte in 2009 on this list – considering what big parts they played for the Yankees in the World Series those years.
I mean really…Damaso Marte. Who thought, based on the way he pitched this season, that he would have been so “key” for the Yankees in their quest for a ring this post-season? And, if they did think it, what were they sniffing?