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Yankees get their second baseman in Starlin Castro

View image | gettyimages.com Since Robinson Cano departed in 2013, second base has been a black hole for the Yankees. However, in 2016, the Yankees won’t go with a has-been like Brian Roberts or Stephen Drew in a lackluster attempt … Continue reading

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Organizational Depth: Shortstop

View image | gettyimages.com Shortstop is the last infield position remaining in our depth chart preview (links to the others at the bottom). It’s perhaps the most intriguing spot for the Yankees this year and beyond, simply because there hasn’t … Continue reading

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Organizational Depth: Second Base

View image | gettyimages.com Our depth chart series continues today at second base. In the past couple of weeks, I did a high-level analysis of the Yankees’ catchers and first baseman. Now, on to the 4 position in your scorecard. Starter: Stephen … Continue reading

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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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The Yankees’ infield, in a historical perspective

Spring Training concluded without the front office upgrading one of the Yankees’ primary weaknesses, the infield. It certainly doesn’t lack in name value, with Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Brian Roberts, and Kelly Johnson. However, the projected performance of the group … Continue reading

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A look at the Yankees shortstops with Inside Edge fielding data

Last week, Fangraphs added fielding data from Inside Edge to their site for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Inside Edge is a company that employs scouts who measure the difficulty of fielding each ball in play. For each player, we now have … Continue reading

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2014 Projections: Second, third, and shortstop

Over the last few days, I looked at the projected stats for the starting pitchers, relievers, catchers, and first basemen in camp with the Yankees this spring. The team’s situations at second base, third base, and shortstop are pretty well … 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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