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Planning for the Wild Card Game Starter

View image | gettyimages.com Barring a wild finish to the regular season, the Yankees will host the American League Wild Card playoff against the runner-up in the Western Division one week from tomorrow. That allows Joe Girardi and his staff … 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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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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An early look velocity trends for Yankees pitchers

Less than two weeks into the season, its still far too early to make any conclusions about performance, especially for pitchers who have only one or two games under their belts. Something that can be a little more telling, though, … Continue reading

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Can a new pitch help CC overcome his declining velocity?

It’s been well documented this spring that C.C. Sabathia‘s not throwing as hard as he used to. Over the last three years, CC’s watched his average fastball velocity drop from 94 in 2011 down to  91 last year. Sabathia’s velocity problem doesn’t … Continue reading

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