Tag Archives: Francisco Cervelli

Repost: The Yankees liked pitch framing before it was cool

View image | gettyimages.com Another repost today, but this one from November of 2013 is still timely. We will be back with new content on Monday. — Brian McCann does a lot of things well on a baseball field. He’s … Continue reading

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Trade Analysis: Francisco Cervelli for Justin Wilson

#456492974 / gettyimages.com A trade involving one of the Yankees’ many catchers was expected entering this offseason, but lefty reliever Justin Wilson certainly wasn’t quite the return anyone envisioned for Francisco Cervelli. Now, nobody expected a massive haul for Cervelli, … Continue reading

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Does Francisco Cervelli have a future with the Yankees?

#89183978 / gettyimages.com Francisco Cervelli‘s been with the Yankees for quite some time now. Originally signed out of Venezuela way back in 2003, Cervelli broke in with the Yanks in 2008, making him one of just five current Yankees to have … 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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Fun with small sample sizes: The Yankees best offensive seasons of the last 20 years

After reminiscing about Shane Spencer‘s magical run in 1998, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at which Yankees had the best seasons in teeny-tiny sample sizes. This exercise really doesn’t serve any broader purpose, but it … 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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The Yankees liked pitch framing before it was cool

Brian McCann does a lot of things well on a baseball field. He’s an excellent hitter who also plays the most premium defensive position in baseball, and he plays it very well. One of the traits that makes McCann such … Continue reading

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