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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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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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