• The O’Neill Shadow

    Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 · Comments (2)

    How many men have played right field for the Yankees since Paul O’Neill retired? Here’s the answer – with the stats being those generated when the player appeared in a game as a right fielder:

    Rk Player #Matching   PA HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1 Bobby Abreu 364 Ind. Games 1601 41 238 .294 .376 .460
    2 Gary Sheffield 288 Ind. Games 1272 61 221 .287 .380 .506
    3 Raul Mondesi 156 Ind. Games 651 25 81 .251 .326 .453
    4 Nick Swisher 130 Ind. Games 549 25 73 .243 .366 .477
    5 Bubba Crosby 79 Ind. Games 106 1 6 .238 .267 .317
    6 Melky Cabrera 66 Ind. Games 211 3 25 .308 .385 .401
    7 Bernie Williams 58 Ind. Games 219 8 29 .289 .321 .485
    8 Shane Spencer 55 Ind. Games 192 3 16 .256 .363 .388
    9 John Vander Wal 49 Ind. Games 159 3 13 .274 .327 .432
    10 Ruben Sierra 43 Ind. Games 154 6 20 .229 .292 .421
    11 Karim Garcia 38 Ind. Games 112 3 15 .260 .304 .385
    12 Juan Rivera 37 Ind. Games 105 6 17 .323 .369 .583
    13 Eric Hinske 22 Ind. Games 64 7 10 .214 .313 .607
    14 Aaron Guiel 21 Ind. Games 49 4 7 .267 .327 .556
    15 Shelley Duncan 20 Ind. Games 40 2 6 .270 .282 .432
    16 Gerald Williams 17 Ind. Games 6 0 0 .000 .167 .000
    17 David Dellucci 16 Ind. Games 50 1 4 .182 .265 .273
    18 Kevin Thompson 15 Ind. Games 39 1 5 .200 .368 .333
    19 Xavier Nady 13 Ind. Games 53 1 6 .255 .283 .412
    20 Matt Lawton 12 Ind. Games 38 2 4 .125 .263 .313
    21 Kenny Lofton 10 Ind. Games 25 0 2 .333 .440 .333
    22 Jerry Hairston 9 Ind. Games 12 0 2 .100 .250 .200
    23 Hideki Matsui 7 Ind. Games 31 1 5 .310 .355 .414
    24 Terrence Long 7 Ind. Games 26 0 1 .125 .192 .167
    25 Justin Christian 5 Ind. Games 7 0 0 .000 .143 .000
    26 Tony Womack 4 Ind. Games 13 0 0 .231 .231 .231
    27 Marcus Thames 4 Ind. Games 12 1 2 .250 .250 .583
    28 Bronson Sardinha 4 Ind. Games 5 0 0 .200 .200 .200
    29 Russ Johnson 3 Ind. Games 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    30 Freddy Guzman 3 Ind. Games 3 0 0 .333 .333 .333
    31 Craig Wilson 2 Ind. Games 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    32 Mike Vento 2 Ind. Games 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    33 Kevin Reese 2 Ind. Games 5 0 0 .500 .600 .500
    34 Curtis Pride 2 Ind. Games 8 1 1 .125 .125 .500
    35 Enrique Wilson 1 Ind. Games 4 0 1 .250 .250 .250
    36 Chris Latham 1 Ind. Games 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
    37 Johnny Damon 1 Ind. Games 2 0 1 .500 .500 1.000
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 3/23/2010.

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    I wonder if they’ll stop the game this season, and have a ceremony on the field, when Nick Swisher passes Raul Mondesi on this list?

    Comments on The O’Neill Shadow

    1. 77yankees
      March 23rd, 2010 | 7:59 pm

      Chris Latham has a unique distinction – out of five batters that have a 1,000 average as a Yankee – he’s the only one with more than one AB (2 for 2 in 2003)

    2. BOHAN
      March 23rd, 2010 | 8:31 pm

      i miss paulie

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