An examination of where the Bombers rank in various categories…

Hitters:

2nd in WAR (21.6)
2nd in wOBA (.346)
2nd in OPS+ (111)
2nd in Runs/Game (5.17)
2nd in OBP (.340)
3rd in SLG (.444)
2nd in OPS (.784)
1st in ISO (.186)
1st in BB% (10.1%)
t-1st in BB/K (0.58)
1st in HRs (123)
3rd in SBs (81)
1st in wOBA versus LHP (.357)
t-2nd in wOBA versus RHP (.339)
3rd in wOBA with RISP (.332)

Starting Pitching:

4th in WAR (8.7)
3rd in xFIP (3.78)
5th in ERA (3.62)
6th in K/9 (6.66)
6th in K/BB (2.29)
8th in HR/9 (0.93)
3rd in Groundball Rate (46%)

Bullpen:

3rd in WAR (3.5)
9th in xFIP (3.91)
2nd in ERA (3.11)
5th in K/9 (7.86)
7th in K/BB (2.01)
1st in HR/9 (0.55)
2nd in Left On Base % (77.9%)

Defense

1st in UZR/150 (7.50)
2nd in Total Zone Fielding Runs Above Average per 1,200 innings (5)

Sources: Baseball-Reference & Fangraphs


Mark Teixeira looks like a horse, but he was the Yankees’ 2nd-best hitter in the first half.