• Best Of The Yankees Young Guns

    Posted by on October 29th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    How many Yankees pitchers have thrown 300+ innings while they were 25-years old, or younger, and had an ERA+ of 100+ over those innings? Here’s the list:

    Rk Player ERA+ IP From To Age G GS GF W L W-L% SV BB SO ERA HR BF
    1 Marius Russo 141 305.1 1939 1940 24-25 51 35 7 22 11 .667 3 96 142 2.95 23 1248
    2 Andy Pettitte 132 636.1 1995 1997 23-25 101 95 2 51 24 .680 0 200 442 3.58 45 2660
    3 Lefty Gomez 125 1084.2 1930 1934 21-25 165 126 24 89 36 .712 8 420 669 3.23 70 4604
    4 Dave Righetti 123 619.0 1979 1984 20-25 146 76 56 38 29 .567 32 260 524 3.14 31 2593
    5 Jim Bouton 120 653.2 1962 1964 23-25 114 83 17 46 27 .630 3 206 344 3.03 59 2650
    6 Waite Hoyt 119 1276.0 1921 1925 21-25 209 153 44 84 61 .579 14 377 414 3.46 47 5473
    7 Bob Shawkey 118 362.1 1915 1916 24-25 69 36 30 28 21 .571 8 116 153 2.46 6 1395
    8 Joba Chamberlain 116 353.1 2007 2010 21-24 166 43 26 18 13 .581 4 143 362 3.77 33 1522
    9 Mel Stottlemyre 111 893.0 1964 1967 22-25 123 120 2 56 47 .544 1 293 501 2.99 59 3683
    10 Steve Kline 110 633.0 1970 1973 22-25 93 90 1 38 35 .521 0 136 207 2.94 45 2584
    11 Stan Bahnsen 108 743.2 1966 1970 21-25 117 105 8 41 40 .506 2 240 424 3.03 68 3093
    12 Doc Medich 108 514.2 1972 1974 23-25 73 71 2 33 24 .579 0 167 299 3.34 44 2168
    13 Hank Thormahlen 108 452.2 1917 1920 20-23 76 53 12 28 18 .609 2 160 124 3.06 16 1853
    14 Tom Morgan 107 433.1 1951 1955 21-25 115 46 38 32 15 .681 15 133 143 3.36 30 1807
    15 Ralph Terry 106 516.1 1956 1961 20-25 100 71 12 31 21 .596 1 143 248 3.45 44 2114
    16 Johnny Broaca 106 378.1 1934 1935 24-25 55 51 2 27 16 .628 0 144 152 3.85 25 1665
    17 Bill Stafford 105 730.0 1960 1965 20-25 163 96 30 43 35 .551 9 249 408 3.48 75 3049
    18 Al Downing 105 841.2 1961 1966 20-25 132 120 10 48 39 .552 2 396 732 3.33 64 3545
    19 Phil Hughes 104 369.0 2007 2010 21-24 103 57 6 31 18 .633 3 130 323 4.20 44 1544
    20 Bob Turley 101 378.2 1955 1956 24-25 63 55 5 25 17 .595 2 280 301 3.76 29 1696
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 10/29/2010.

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    It will be interesting to see where Phil Hughes ranks on this list, if he stays on it at all, after next season.

    Comments on Best Of The Yankees Young Guns

    1. redbug
      October 29th, 2010 | 5:51 pm

      WOW, look at Joba up there on the list.

      And Andy Pettitte. Remind me why George never liked him?

    2. Raf
      October 29th, 2010 | 11:48 pm

      Looks like it just doesn’t happen that often in the Yankees organization, developing pitchers that throw 300+ league average innings.

    3. Corey Italiano
      October 30th, 2010 | 10:18 am

      redbug wrote:

      WOW, look at Joba up there on the list.

      THAT’s how good he was. People forget easily, but he still has the potential to be a pretty good asset. The offseason is crucial for him.

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