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On the tragedy of prospects

#83056547 / gettyimages.com Everybody loves prospects. Each one is shrouded in mystery and optimism, and unlike most established veterans, there’s a chance that any given prospect could develop into your team’s next home-grown superstar. Sure, many prospects never pan out, but its still fun to fantasize about … Continue reading

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Which Yankees pitching prospects might struggle in Yankee Stadium due to high fly ball rates?

#175022182 / gettyimages.com Phil Hughes has pitched very well in his first year separated from the Yankees organization. Through 12 starts with the Twins, Hughes holds a 3.46 ERA and a 3.47 SIERA — both over half a run lower … Continue reading

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The Yankees 2013 rotation: one of the best in baseball

It’s safe to say that the Yankees weren’t great in 2013. Their 85-77 record was decent, but their Pythagorean record and WAR indicate that they should have won something like 79 games. A lot of things went wrong this year, … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Stewart and Cervelli

As it stands right now, the Yankees are set to break camp with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli as the team’s catchers. Austin Romine was demoted yesterday, making it all but official. Cervelli has the most offensive upside of the duo based on … Continue reading

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Assessing the Injury Risk in the Yankees’ Rotation

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Russell Carleton assembled a list of factors that predict pitcher injuries. He doesn’t release any of his regression equations (probably out of fear of them being misused), but he does give percentages for injuries and DL … Continue reading

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