• For Some Reason Yankees Can Only Hit At Home

    Posted by on June 29th, 2015 · Comments (4)

    The splits tell the story. Stats are current through June 28th.

    Split PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip
    Home 1395 202 349 69 5 62 194 119 254 .282 .350 .496 .846 .306
    Away 1559 161 329 64 5 40 154 127 296 .235 .302 .374 .676 .269
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 6/29/2015.

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    Holy ’51 Giants, Batman.

    A-Rod’s 2015 Home/Road Splits

    Posted by on June 15th, 2015 · Comments (3)
    Split G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    Home 25 109 16 27 6 1 4 17 14 26 .303 .413 .528 .941
    Away 34 139 20 29 5 0 8 15 17 29 .242 .338 .483 .821
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 6/15/2015.

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    Home cooking?

    The Yankees Under 240 Club

    Posted by on May 18th, 2015 · Comments (14)
    Pos Name Age G PA HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS+
    C Brian McCann* 31 32 131 4 21 5 22 .237 .290 .398 92
    2B Stephen Drew* 32 35 130 4 10 14 27 .177 .264 .345 70
    SS Didi Gregorius* 25 34 120 0 7 8 23 .204 .269 .241 46
    3B Chase Headley# 31 38 151 5 17 9 33 .236 .285 .386 87
    RF Carlos Beltran# 38 33 133 2 16 7 27 .234 .271 .387 83
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/18/2015.

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    Not exactly Murderer’s Row.

    Trending Back To Their Level?

    Posted by on May 18th, 2015 · Comments (0)

    The 2015 Yankees went 13-8 to start their season. Since then, in their last 18 games, they are 9-9.

    Pineda’s Hot Start

    Posted by on May 11th, 2015 · Comments (7)

    Michael Pineda’s first 7 starts of 2011: 44.3 IP, 2.84 ERA, .221 OppBA Allowed

    Michael Pineda’s first 7 starts of 2015: 46.3 IP, 2.72 ERA, .250 OppBA Allowed

    This is not the first time Pineda has gotten off to a hot start. Now, whether that’s good or bad news, it depends on your point of view.

    Is The Real A-Rod Rising To The Top This Year?

    Posted by on May 7th, 2015 · Comments (6)

    A-Rod’s BA/OBA/SLG line in his last 70 PA: .169/.300/.339

    It’s enough to drive a man to…well, you know.

    Sabathia’s ERA Is 4.94 Over His Last 295 IP

    Posted by on May 7th, 2015 · Comments (3)

    You are what your record says you are…

    Carlos Beltran

    Posted by on April 27th, 2015 · Comments (11)

    Please, stick a fork in him.

    Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
    8 RF Carlos Beltran# 38 15 62 56 4 9 0 7 5 18 .161 .226 .268
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 4/27/2015.

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    The Yankees 100 Club

    Posted by on April 12th, 2015 · Comments (7)

    Yeah, I know…it’s early.

    Pos Name Age G PA AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA
    1B Mark Teixeira# 35 4 20 16 2 3 2 2 4 3 .188
    2B Stephen Drew* 32 4 17 17 0 2 0 0 0 3 .118
    SS Didi Gregorius* 25 5 18 15 0 2 0 2 1 3 .133
    3B Chase Headley# 31 5 24 22 1 3 1 2 2 4 .136
    RF Carlos Beltran# 38 5 22 20 0 2 0 2 1 6 .100
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 4/12/2015.

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    Your Off The Mark, Teixeira

    Posted by on March 2nd, 2015 · Comments (12)

    From July 29, 2012 through the end of the 2014 season, Mark Teixeira has played in 165 games for the Yankees.

    During that time, his BA/OBA/SLG line was .209/.306/.388 in 593 At Bats.

    He will be paid $46 million by the Yankees over the next two years.

    Yangervis Solarte Last 50 PA

    Posted by on May 28th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Solarte’s BA/OBA/SLG line in last 12 games is .152/.204/.217 (in 50 PA). Is the bloom now off the his rose?

    In Last 24 Games, Yankees Team OPS Is .694

    Posted by on May 23rd, 2014 · Comments (5)

    Check out the numbers. The Yankees have gone 11-13 in their last 24 games. (Which, for some reason, a few Yankees fans find to be exciting?) This covers the games from April 25th through May 22nd.

    Over those 24 games, the Yankees team BA/OBA/SLG line is .248/.311/.382 (in 918 PA!). Yes, we’re talking about an on-base average close to three hundred and a slugging percentage less than three-ninety. Yikes.

    During this span, Yankees batters have almost as many strikeouts (179) as hits (205).

    On average, over these 24 games, the Yankees are sending 38.2 batters to the plate per game. Here, keep in mind, that the minimum sent to the plate in a 9-inning game would be 27 batters. So, the Yankees are averaging close to just one batter per inning over the minimum.

    Not so big and hairy, if you’re smoking the objective pipe, is it, Mr. Cashman?

    Yanks Next To Last In A.L. In SRS

    Posted by on May 6th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Let the “Yes, but it’s early” versus “Tip of the iceberg” debate begin!

    Rk Tm W L R RA Rdiff SOS SRS ▾ pythWL
    1 OAK 19 13 4.9 3.4 1.5 -0.5 1.0 21-11
    2  LAA 16 15 5.3 4.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 18-13
    3 DET 18 9 4.9 3.8 1.1 -0.4 0.7 17-10
    4  SEA 15 15 4.2 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 15-15
    Avg 15 15 4.4 4.5 15-15
    5  MIN 15 15 5.0 4.9 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 15-15
    6  CHW 16 17 5.0 5.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 16-17
    7  TEX 17 15 4.3 4.8 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 14-18
    8  TOR 15 17 4.7 4.6 0.1 -0.7 -0.6 16-16
    9  BOS 15 17 4.2 4.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.6 15-17
    10  CLE 13 19 3.8 4.4 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 14-18
    11 BAL 15 14 4.3 4.5 -0.2 -0.5 -0.7 14-15
    12  TBR 15 17 4.3 4.5 -0.2 -0.5 -0.8 15-17
    13  KCR 14 17 3.9 4.4 -0.5 -0.4 -0.9 14-17
    14 NYY 16 15 4.1 4.7 -0.6 -0.5 -1.1 14-17
    15  HOU 10 22 3.4 5.2 -1.8 0.1 -1.7 10-22
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/6/2014.

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    SRS combines the average margin of victory and strength of schedule to determine number of runs per game better than an average team each team is.

    A.L. SRS Standings As Of COB 4-24-14

    Posted by on April 25th, 2014 · Comments (7)
    Rk Tm W L W-L% Strk Rdiff SOS SRS ▾ pythWL
    1 OAK 14 8 .636 W 1 1.6 -0.1 1.5 15-7
    2  LAA 10 11 .476 L 1 0.9 0.2 1.1 12-9
    3  MIN 11 10 .524 W 2 0.3 -0.1 0.2 11-10
    4  SEA 8 13 .381 W 1 -0.3 0.6 0.2 10-11
    Avg 10 10 .498 10-10
    5 DET 11 8 .579 W 1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 10-9
    6  TBR 10 12 .455 L 2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 11-11
    7 TEX 14 8 .636 W 3 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 11-11
    8  BAL 11 10 .524 W 2 0.2 -0.5 -0.3 11-10
    9  CLE 11 11 .500 W 2 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 10-12
    10  CHW 11 12 .478 L 1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 11-12
    11  TOR 11 11 .500 L 2 0.0 -0.4 -0.4 11-11
    12 NYY 13 9 .591 W 1 0.1 -0.7 -0.6 11-11
    13  KCR 10 11 .476 L 2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.6 10-11
    14  BOS 10 13 .435 L 1 -0.7 -0.2 -0.9 10-13
    15  HOU 7 16 .304 L 2 -1.9 0.3 -1.7 7-16
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 4/25/2014.

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    Joe Girardi, doing it with mirrors since 2013!

    Yanks Next To Last In SRS So Far This Season

    Posted by on April 9th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    You can look it up:

    Rk Tm W L W-L% GB GBsum Strk R RA Rdiff SOS SRS ▾
    1 SEA 5 2 .714 W 1 5.6 3.0 2.6 1.4 4.0
    2  OAK 4 3 .571 W 2 4.0 2.9 1.1 2.6 3.8
    3  CLE 4 3 .571 W 1 4.9 5.0 -0.1 1.9 1.8
    4  CHW 4 4 .500 0.5 1.0 W 1 6.3 5.3 1.0 0.4 1.4
    5  MIN 3 4 .429 1.0 4.0 L 1 5.9 6.6 -0.7 1.9 1.2
    6 DET 4 2 .667 L 2 4.3 3.3 1.0 -0.8 0.2
    7  KCR 3 4 .429 1.0 4.0 L 1 2.9 3.1 -0.3 0.5 0.2
    Avg 3 3 .491 4.4 4.4
    8  BOS 3 5 .375 1.5 8.0 L 1 3.9 4.4 -0.5 0.4 -0.1
    9  LAA 3 5 .375 1.5 8.0 L 1 5.0 5.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4
    10 TBR 5 4 .556 W 1 3.8 2.6 1.2 -1.9 -0.7
    11  BAL 3 5 .375 1.5 8.0 W 1 4.5 4.8 -0.3 -1.0 -1.3
    12  TEX 4 4 .500 0.5 1.0 W 1 4.5 5.5 -1.0 -0.5 -1.5
    13  TOR 4 4 .500 0.5 1.0 W 1 3.4 4.1 -0.8 -2.6 -3.3
    14  NYY 4 4 .500 0.5 1.0 L 1 3.6 4.8 -1.1 -3.2 -4.4
    15  HOU 3 5 .375 1.5 8.0 L 2 2.9 5.1 -2.3 -2.3 -4.5
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 4/9/2014.

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    SRS combines the average margin of victory and strength of schedule to determine number of runs per game better than an average team each team is.

    Over His Last 44 Starts, Sabathia’s ERA Is 4.52

    Posted by on April 2nd, 2014 · Comments (0)

    That’s his last 297 innings pitched.

    But, Yankees only owe him $73 million after this season.

    It will be $52 million if:

    1) He ends 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, or
    2) He spends more than 45 days in 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, or
    3) He only makes five or less relief appearances in 2016 because of a left shoulder injury.

    Before You Get Too Excited About Masahiro Tanaka

    Posted by on November 8th, 2013 · Comments (13)

    Take a look at these two Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitchers over the last three seasons:

    Pitcher A:

    Year Age Tm Lg ERA G GS GF SV IP
    2011 30 Rakuten JPPL 2.04 34 5 27 17 53.0
    2012 31 Rakuten JPPL 2.79 46 0 17 6 42.0
    2013 32 Rakuten JPPL 3.35 37 0 26 17 37.2
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 11/8/2013.

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    Pitcher B:

    Year Age Tm Lg ERA G GS GF IP
    2011 22 Rakuten JPPL 1.27 27 27 0 226.1
    2012 23 Rakuten JPPL 1.87 22 22 0 173.0
    2013 24 Rakuten JPPL 1.27 28 27 1 212.0
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 11/8/2013.

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    Pitcher B is Tanaka.  Pitcher B is…

    ..Darrell Rasner.

    Granted, yes, without question, the roles and inning pitched totals are different.  But, the point is:  The Japan Pacific League ain’t exactly pitching against the Boston Red Sox.    But, I’m sure that Jean Afterman can tell Brian Cashman that…

    Russell Martin, With The Glove, 2012 & 2013

    Posted by on October 2nd, 2013 · Comments (5)

    Here are the stats:

    Year Tm Lg Age Pos G Inn Ch PO A E Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr PB WP SB CS CS%
    2012 NYY AL 29 C 128 1045.0 991 924 61 6 .994 0 -6 0 -7 9 42 63 20 24%
    2013 PIT NL 30 C 120 1051.1 990 885 103 2 .998 6 16 7 18 4 51 53 36 40%
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 10/2/2013.

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    This season, Martin was like Jim Sundberg behind the dish.  Last year, not so much.  In fact, he cost the Yankees runs with his defense in 2012.  So, what happened?  Why the difference?

    Since May 3rd, 2013, The Yankees Are 65-64

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2013 · Comments (0)

    That stat, to me, is the story of the Yankees season.

    New York started off the season 17-10. During this time, they got fat against the Blue Jays…going 6-1 against Toronto.

    Take out that 6-1 early feasting off the Blue Jays and the Yankees are 76-73 ballclub this year.

    At this point, you have to wonder if they will even win 85 games this season.

    2013 Yanks W-L Record By Opponent

    Posted by on September 16th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    As of this morning:

    Split	W	L	RS	RA	WP
    ARI	2	1	10	11	.667
    BAL	10	9	72	77	.526
    BOS	6	13	85	120	.316
    CHW	3	3	29	27	.500
    CLE	6	1	49	19	.857
    COL	2	1	6	5	.667
    DET	3	3	26	32	.500
    HOU	2	1	13	17	.667
    KCR	5	2	36	23	.714
    LAA	4	3	41	35	.571
    LAD	2	2	11	13	.500
    MIN	5	2	36	28	.714
    NYM	0	4	7	16	.000
    OAK	1	5	16	23	.167
    SDP	1	2	8	13	.333
    SEA	4	3	20	25	.571
    TBR	7	9	57	73	.438
    TEX	3	4	17	23	.429
    TOR	13	3	80	54	.813

    Couldn’t play any better against the Blue Jays…and couldn’t play any worse against the Red Sox.  To me, that sums up the Yankees season this year.

    The Yankees Are 44-48 In Their Last 92 Games

    Posted by on August 26th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    This includes tonight’s loss.

    Really, since mid-May, this team has sucked.

    Why would anyone believe they are a playoff contender?

    Ivan Nova Since June 23rd

    Posted by on August 4th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    Here are the stats:

    7 Games
    50.1 IP
    48 K’s
    2.15 ERA
    201 BF
    .208/.275/.290 BA/OBA/SLG Allowed

    How the bleep is he doing it?

    2013 A.L. Cy Young Award Race

    Posted by on August 1st, 2013 · Comments (4)
    Rk Age Tm IP GS R RA9 WAA WAAadj WAR ▾ RAR waaWL% 162WL%
    1 Felix Hernandez 27 SEA 153.2 22 44 2.58 3.9 -0.1 5.3 50 .679 .524
    2 Chris Sale* 24 CHW 137.0 19 47 3.09 4.0 -0.1 5.2 48 .710 .525
    3 Bartolo Colon 40 OAK 147.2 22 42 2.56 3.3 -0.1 4.6 44 .649 .520
    4 Max Scherzer 28 DET 143.2 21 49 3.07 3.2 -0.1 4.4 43 .651 .520
    5 Hiroki Kuroda 38 NYY 139.2 22 38 2.45 2.9 -0.1 4.2 41 .634 .518
    6 Hisashi Iwakuma 32 SEA 150.0 23 51 3.06 2.8 -0.1 4.2 41 .624 .518
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 8/1/2013.

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    Who is your pick to win the award?

    WHAV – A Stat That I Am So Down With…

    Posted by on July 29th, 2013 · Comments (5)

    I love sabermetrics.  But, as a baseball fan, I understand and appreciate the struggle with statistics that require a super-computer to calculate.   There’s just something about the administrative ease of being able to see someone has 200 hits and 600 At Bats and knowing that means he’s a .300 hitter.  In any event, I love stats like this one.  And, if I were the GM of a team, this is the type of stuff I would want to see when evaluating a batter.

    WHAV

    Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

    Not So Tweet Yankees Stats

    Posted by on July 27th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    It can’t all be the injuries, right?

    Yankees Offense May 25th Through July 24th 2013

    Posted by on July 25th, 2013 · Comments (21)

    In their last 54 games, the Yankees have a collective team BA/OBA/SLG line of .235/.300/.331 (over 1,993 PA). Over this span, they have averaged 3.5 runs per game. A Triple-A team could do better than that, right?

    Seriously, a two-thirty-five batting average? A slugging percentage of three-thirty-one?

    Odds Of Signed Draft Pick Making The Big Leagues

    Posted by on July 22nd, 2013 · Comments (10)

    Via Mark Eddy -

    How many of the nearly 900 players who signed out of this year’s draft might we expect to see in the majors one day? If recent history is any guide, then that answer is roughly one in six—or, to be precise, 17.2 percent of signed draft picks.

    Baseball America arrived at that number by analyzing the 22 drafts from 1987 through 2008, noting the number of signed players who reached the big leagues for at least one game. This involved fusing the BA draft database, which contains signing information for every draft pick in history (save for a few stray draft-and-follows), and the Baseball-Reference.com draft database, which links major league statistics to every draft pick in history (again, with few exceptions).

    We began the head count in 1987 because that year’s draft was the first to feature only one phase. This removed the complicating factor of the annual January and June drafts, each featuring two phases, by which players and teams were bound for the first 22 years of draft history.

    “The big thing about it is you don’t have to worry anymore about who’s in what phase,” then-Twins scouting director Terry Ryan said at the time.

    Stopping the count at 2008 allows five full years for that draft’s high school players to reach the big leagues. After all, a number of ’08 prep first-rounders—Tim Beckham, Kyle Skipworth, Aaron Hicks and Ethan Martin—joined 40-man rosters only last November.

    This provides and interesting yardstick, no? If a team has a draft where less than 17% of the players signed make the majors, is it not, then, safe to say they did a below average job in that draft?

    Over His Last 17 Starts, Sabathia’s ERA Is 4.82

    Posted by on July 22nd, 2013 · Comments (1)

    And, that covers his last 114 IP.

    During this span CC Sabathia has allowed a BA/OBP/SLG line of .269/.311/.477 facing 485 batters.

    An Opponent’s OPS of .788? That’s not good, is it?

    When Right Is Wrong

    Posted by on July 21st, 2013 · Comments (0)

    The True Picture Of The Yankees 2013 Season, To Date

    Posted by on July 9th, 2013 · Comments (7)

    In their first 14 games of the 2013 season, the Yankees went 8-6.

    In their next 10 games, from April 19th through April 28, the Yankees went 7-3. This included 6 wins against the Toronto Blue Jays – who were terrible at the start of the season. (The Jays started out 2013 with a record of 10-21 in their first 31 games.)

    Since April 29th, the Yankees record has been 33-32 (including last night’s loss to the Royals).

    Sans that one ten game period where New York took advantage of a bad Toronto team, the Yankees have been about a .500-team this season. In fact, their Pythagorean Winning Percentage, to date, is 44-45.

    At this rate, it’s looking like the Yankees will probably not win more than 87 games this season. Do you agree?

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