Tag Archives: Brian Roberts

Rob Refsnyder and the jump from double-A to the majors

#146988841 / gettyimages.com Earlier this week, the Yankees promoted the red-hot Rob Refsnyder to triple-A Scranton. Refsnyder, a 23-year-old second base prospect, was hitting .342/.385/.548 in double-A Trenton — good for an absurd .415 wOBA. The promotion puts Refsnyder just a hop, … Continue reading

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Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela have earned a shot

#147133990 / gettyimages.com The production from the Yankees infield has left a lot to be desired this season, particularly from second base, where the corpse of Brian Roberts has gotten the lion’s share of the playing time. Through 203 plate … 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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Bulls and bears: Yankees’ updated hitting projections

Last week, Fangraphs’ Carson Cistulli examined some of the most improved pitchers by projected WAR, focusing on the daily updated ZiPS projections in comparison to its preseason forecasts. Today, a similar exercise for Yankees’ position players. By comparing ZiPS’ rest … Continue reading

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Should Brian Roberts continue playing everyday?

In the first month of the season, Brian Roberts hasn’t done much of anything offensively. The veteran second baseman is currently hitting .212/.312/.258, good for just a 61 wRC+. Roberts has drawn a fair amount of walks, but has been completely punchless at … 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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Bold Predictions for the 2014 Yankees

The regular season gets underway tonight in Houston, and both of us provide six Yankees predictions for 2014 after the jump. Bucking general perception and the projection systems, we’re taking a chances with our guesses. What fun would it be … Continue reading

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A look at the Yankees second basemen using 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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