Monthly Archives: May 2014

With Brendan Ryan back, it may be time to move Derek Jeter off of shortstop

After missing two months with a pinched nerve in his back, shortstop Brendan Ryan is finally healthy and ready to start his 2014 season. With Derek Jeter currently manning short, it’s not entirely clear how much Ryan will play upon his return … Continue reading

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What do April stats tell us about Yankees pitchers?

#176601354 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, I looked at how the Yankees’ hitters fared over the first month of the season and what their performances might mean for the remainder of the season. Today, I am repeating this exercise for the Yankees’ pitchers. I … Continue reading

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The Yankees farm system in April: Unranked pitching prospects

The other day, I analyzed how the Yankees’ top position player prospects performed in April. Today, I’ll highlight some impressive performances from pitching prospects who weren’t highly regarded headed into the season. Eric Wooten Level BB% K% HR% ERA FIP A+ 4% 17% 0% … Continue reading

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What can April stats tell us about the Yankees hitters?

I recently crunched some numbers aiming to figure out the predictive value of various April hitting statistics. By comparing April performances, PECOTA projections, and rest of season performances from the last three years, I developed models that predict how a player … Continue reading

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The Yankees farm system in April: Unranked hitting prospects

The other day, I analyzed how the Yankees’ top position player prospects performed in April. Today, I’ll highlight some impressive performances from hitting prospects who weren’t highly regarded headed into the season. Kyle Roller Level BB% K% ISO BABIP Triple Slash AA 11% 24% .481 … Continue reading

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The Yankees farm system in April: Top pitching prospects

Yesterday, I profiled the April performances of the Yankees’ top hitting prospects. Today, I’m repeating this exercise for the team’s pitching prospects, as ranked by Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blues in the preseason. The players are in the order they were ranked in the pre-season … Continue reading

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The Yankees farm system in April: Top hitting prospects

As the calendar turns to May, minor league players now have nearly a month’s worth of games under their belts. This isn’t a huge sample — certainly not big enough to make any definitive conclusions — but might be enough … Continue reading

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Bulls and Bears: Yankees’ updated pitching projections

On Monday, I examined how ZiPS’ wOBA forecasts had changed for Yankees’ position players. Today, I’ll do a similar exercise, except this time for Yankees’ pitchers using FIP. By comparing ZiPS’ rest of season (RoS) FIP estimates against the preseason … Continue reading

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