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What to do with the Yankees’ arbitration-eligible players

Embed from Getty Images This morning, Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors released 2017 salary projections for arbitration eligible players. If you’re unfamiliar, this has been released annually for the past few years and has been rather accurate at pegging who will … Continue reading

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Organizational Depth: Catchers

View image | gettyimages.com It’s hard to believe, but Spring Training is approximately one month away. The weather is still frigid in the New York region, but when the Yankees report to sunny Tampa, we’ll have a lot more baseball … Continue reading

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Previewing the Yankees September call ups

#492322015 / gettyimages.com Monday marks the start of September, which means Major League teams are allowed to carry up to 40 players on their active roster for the remainder of the season. Very few September call ups are game-changers, but having … Continue reading

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What did the fifth-best farm system in baseball net the Yankees?

Six seasons have passed since Baseball America ranked the Yankees’ farm system fifth-best in baseball in 2008. It was the second straight year the publication pegged the Yankees as such, displaying confidence in the system despite a key graduate in … Continue reading

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New metrics: Brian McCann’s defense alone is worth over two wins

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus unveiled a new model for quantifying the value of catcher defense. Unlike previous framing stats, this new methodology incorporates pitch-types, count, and umpire tendencies. They also released a stat that quantifies a catcher’s ability to block pitches. According … Continue reading

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2014 projections: Catchers

Over the last couple of days, I looked at the projected stats for the starting pitchers and relievers in camp with the Yankees this spring. In the coming days, I will do the same for all of the players in big league camp … Continue reading

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Projecting platoon stats for the 2014 Yankees

Platoons are becoming increasingly common across Major League Baseball as teams try to mix and match their lineups in order to gain every advantage possible. As Tom Tango showed in The Book, single-season, and even career, platoon-split statistics often hold little predictive … Continue reading

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