• 2010 Yankees To Date, Sabermetrically Speaking

    Posted by on June 27th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    Some Yankees stats through yesterday’s game, via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia:

    First, New York’s batters:

                                    RCAA      OWP      PA     
    1    Robinson Cano                32     .768      320   
    T2   Nick Swisher                 15     .666      297   
    T2   Brett Gardner                15     .674      274   
    T4   Jorge Posada                 12     .707      181   
    T4   Alex Rodriguez               12     .629      297   
    T6   Curtis Granderson             4     .567      195   
    T6   Marcus Thames                 4     .650       94   
    8    Colin Curtis                  2     .959        5   
    9    Derek Jeter                   1     .514      344   
    10   Juan Miranda                  0     .465       51   
    T11  Francisco Cervelli           -1     .489      183   
    T11  Mark Teixeira                -1     .493      338   
    T11  Greg Golson                  -1     .000        5   
    T11  Nick Johnson                 -1     .456       98   
    T11  Chad Moeller                 -1     .301       12   
    T11  Chad Huffman                 -1     .000       10   
    17   Randy Winn                   -3     .325       71   
    18   Kevin Russo                  -4     .189       51   
    19   Ramiro Pena                  -7     .094       72   
    

    Next, New York’s pitchers:

                                    RSAA    BR/9 IP     BFP    
    1    Andy Pettitte                18    10.21      374   
    2    Mariano Rivera               10     6.26       99   
    3    Phil Hughes                   9    10.17      331   
    4    C.C. Sabathia                 8    10.72      438   
    5    Sergio Mitre                  4     9.36       97   
    T6   Alfredo Aceves                2    11.25       53   
    T6   Romulo Sanchez                2     4.91       13   
    8    Ivan Nova                     1    12.00       12   
    T9   Boone Logan                   0    15.88       76   
    T9   Damaso Marte                  0    13.50       61   
    11   Chad Gaudin                  -1    14.79       61   
    12   Mark Melancon                -2    15.75       19   
    T13  David Robertson              -3    16.27      113   
    T13  Joba Chamberlain             -3    12.64      136   
    15   Chan Ho Park                 -7    14.48      104   
    16   Javier Vazquez               -8    12.00      312   
    17   A.J. Burnett                -11    14.69      425  
    

    Some thoughts on these numbers…

    It’s pretty safe to say that the Yankees team offense this season would not look as good as it does if not for Robbie Cano. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the teams in the A.L., to date, in terms of RCAA:

                                    RCAA    
    1    Yankees                      77   
    2    Red Sox                      56   
    3    Tigers                       32   
    4    Rangers                      27   
    5    Rays                         20   
    6    Twins                        19   
    7    Blue Jays                     1   
    8    Royals                      -12   
    9    Angels                      -16   
    10   A's                         -18   
    11   Indians                     -22   
    12   Mariners                    -53   
    13   White Sox                   -56   
    14   Orioles                     -75   
    

    Take Cano’s numbers out of the Yankees total and then they’re no longer the best in the league. And, it gets even worse on the pitching side if the Yankees didn’t have Andy Pettitte. Take a look at the teams in the A.L., to date, in terms of RSAA:

                                    RSAA    
    1    Rays                         47   
    2    Rangers                      40   
    3    White Sox                    28   
    4    Twins                        25   
    5    Yankees                      19   
    6    Red Sox                      14   
    7    Mariners                     11   
    8    A's                           6   
    9    Blue Jays                    -3   
    10   Tigers                       -8   
    11   Angels                      -24   
    12   Royals                      -36   
    13   Orioles                     -45   
    14   Indians                     -57   
    

    Take Pettitte’s numbers out of the Yankees total and then they’re just a league average pitching staff.

    So, this all leads to the question: Can Pettitte and Cano perform over the next three months as well as they have over the past three months? Let’s hope so….

    Comments on 2010 Yankees To Date, Sabermetrically Speaking

    1. Corey Italiano
      June 27th, 2010 | 11:21 am

      “Granderson is worth more runs than Jeter above average? I thought he was a bust! (head explodes)” – Average Yankee fan

    2. Raf
      June 27th, 2010 | 11:23 am

      Once again the Yanks are constructed to hit their way to the playoffs :)

      Somebody better get on Jeter, Teix, Vazquez and Burnett.

    3. Raf
      June 27th, 2010 | 11:26 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      “Granderson is worth more runs than Jeter above average? I thought he was a bust! (head explodes)” – Average Yankee fan

      An average Yankees fan head would explode simply looking @ advanced metrics. Besides, they’re brush it off, because they watch the games :)

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