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Organizational Depth: Outfield Corners

View image | gettyimages.com Catcher and infield depth reviews are done (see bottom for links), so today we move on to the outfield, with a focus on right and left field. What do the Yankees’ outfield corners look like from … Continue reading

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Young is a fine signing as a reserve

#455378466 / gettyimages.com On Sunday, the Yankees officially re-signed outfielder Chris Young to an incentive-laden contract with a base salary of $2.5M. He’ll be the team’s fourth outfielder, behind the trio of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, and Carlos Beltran. Young had … Continue reading

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A statistical look at Kevin Long’s years as Yankees hitting coach

#450584106 / gettyimages.com As of this writing, we don’t yet know who the Yankees hitting coach will be in 2015. What we do know, however, is that it won’t be Kevin Long, who the Yankees fired a couple of weeks ago. The … Continue reading

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Beltran, McCann, and bounceback seasons

#452389298 / gettyimages.com The Yankees offense has been among the worst in baseball in 2014. Among American League teams, they’re dead last in runs scored, and have managed to score fewer runs than 11 National League teams as well. It wasn’t supposed to … Continue reading

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Is there any hope for Carlos Beltran’s bat?

#453631794 / gettyimages.com Substandard would be an appropriate description of Carlos Beltran‘s 2014 campaign. He was added to be the lineup’s bopper after Robinson Cano‘s departure, but Beltran’s failed to live up to his reputation, batting .235/.292/.420 (94 wRC+) in … Continue reading

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Robinson Cano and the difficulty of replacing a star player

#453170188 / gettyimages.com A few days ago, I saw this tweet: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran: 4.1 WAR, $53M Robinson Cano: 5.1 WAR, $24M Not second guessing, just saying. — Dan M. (@LeftFieldDan) August 14, 2014 When Cano left … Continue reading

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Even in June, 2014 stats don’t tell us much

#491850037 / gettyimages.com Several players on the Yankees have hit decidedly better or worse than most expected in the preseason. On the unexpectedly good side, there’s Yangervis Solarte, who’s emerged from minor league obscurity to post a 119 wRC+. Meanwhile, Carlos … 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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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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