• Think The Yankees Rotation Is Bad? Actually, It’s Worse

    Posted by on May 5th, 2014 · Comments (5)

    There is not a bunch of great hitting teams this season, at least so far, in the American League:

    Tm R/G G PA R HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ ▾
    LAA 5.30 30 1204 159 40 96 248 .260 .326 .440 .766 116
    OAK 5.00 31 1256 155 28 143 229 .253 .344 .398 .742 112
    DET 5.00 26 1001 130 22 76 168 .283 .339 .428 .767 108
    TBR 4.31 32 1263 138 28 123 223 .255 .333 .396 .728 105
    TOR 4.74 31 1207 147 38 112 227 .254 .328 .420 .748 105
    CHW 5.09 32 1247 163 35 103 286 .263 .328 .422 .750 103
    NYY 4.23 30 1164 127 28 88 226 .264 .325 .410 .735 103
    MIN 5.14 29 1172 149 22 141 268 .248 .343 .377 .720 102
    LgAvg 4.47 30 1171 135 27 104 232 .253 .324 .395 .719 100
    BOS 4.16 32 1245 133 27 137 265 .244 .337 .385 .722 98
    TEX 4.39 31 1185 136 18 107 219 .264 .338 .381 .719 98
    CLE 3.97 31 1158 123 23 116 205 .236 .318 .364 .682 95
    BAL 4.31 29 1107 125 22 66 214 .264 .314 .393 .707 94
    SEA 4.21 29 1092 122 24 72 255 .234 .294 .371 .665 91
    HOU 3.48 31 1156 108 33 95 278 .219 .291 .372 .663 84
    KCR 3.87 30 1109 116 12 78 174 .251 .305 .360 .665 82
    4.47 454 17566 2031 400 1553 3485 .253 .324 .395 .719 100
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/5/2014.

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    And, yet, look at how the Yankees starting rotation has done (hint: Very Poorly!) so far this year:

    Tm RA/G ▴ GS QS QS% GmScA IP/GS
    OAK 3.35 31 22 71% 56 6.1
    DET 3.96 26 17 65% 58 6.0
    SEA 4.28 29 13 45% 53 5.6
    KCR 4.30 30 16 53% 53 6.1
    BOS 4.34 32 22 69% 52 6.1
    LAA 4.37 30 15 50% 54 6.1
    BAL 4.52 29 9 31% 49 5.7
    TBR 4.53 32 11 34% 50 5.5
    LgAvg 4.54 30 15 48% 51 5.8
    CLE 4.55 31 13 42% 50 5.8
    TEX 4.68 31 12 39% 49 5.7
    TOR 4.74 31 14 45% 50 5.5
    NYY 4.77 30 15 50% 50 5.8
    MIN 5.07 29 10 34% 43 5.7
    CHW 5.22 32 16 50% 46 5.6
    HOU 5.26 31 14 45% 50 5.6
    4.54 454 219 48% 51 5.8
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/5/2014.

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    And, that includes the great numbers from Tanaka.

    Thank you, Brian Cashman. Great job with the pitching, as usual.

    Comments on Think The Yankees Rotation Is Bad? Actually, It’s Worse

    1. Mr. October
      May 5th, 2014 | 4:03 pm

      It will be very interesting to see what this rotation’s numbers look like in the second half of the 2014 season – especially the numbers for Tanaka.

    2. May 5th, 2014 | 4:07 pm

      Cashman says Jeremy Bleich is big, hairy, and ready to step right in!

    3. Mr. October
      May 5th, 2014 | 8:23 pm

      There’s an increasing likelihood that Brian Cashman will not offer 39-year old starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda a fourth consecutive one-year contract to pitch in The Bronx, and to forgo retirement for a second or third time, for the 2015 season…

    4. May 5th, 2014 | 8:50 pm

      @ Mr. October:
      Then again, he brought Ponson in…twice.

    5. Mr. October
      May 6th, 2014 | 12:53 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Then again, [Cashman] brought Ponson in…twice.

      Wasn’t Alfredo Aceves run out of The Bronx by Cashman only a few years ago, after Aceves missed most of a season with a lower back strain and suffered another injury in an offseason accident?

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