We’re now one week into the season and that means that there are stats to look at! While this is very exciting for virgins with poor social skills, it’s important to remember that small sample sizes can do crazy things. Here are a few notable examples from the Yankee offense:

Francisco Cervelli is hitting .308/.438/.615. Meanwhile, Russell Martin, now with the Pirates, is hitting .000/.190/.000

Vernon Wells is hitting .381/.500/.762. Former Yankee Nick Swisher is hitting .200/.375/.240. Wells, who has been a below-average hitter in three of the past four seasons, now has an OPS more than double of the tongue-wagging Swisher.

Robinson Cano entered Monday’s game hitting just .130/.200/.130. He will enter Tuesday’s game hitting .222/.300/.481.

Ichiro, who has achieved fame and fortune with a high BABIP (.347 career), currently has a BABIP of .190.

And the same wackiness can be found with the pitchers:

Joba Chamberlain’s K/9 is an impressive 13.50. His BB/9, however, is a hillariously bad 22.25.

Andy Pettitte turned in the team’s best start so far, but he holds the rotation’s lowest K/9 at 3.38.

And finally, compare these three pitchers:

Mariano Rivera: 2.000 WHIP, 9.00 K/BB, 4.50 BB/9, 2.00 K/BB
CC Sabathia: 1.583 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 5.25 BB/9, 1.29 K/BB
Ivan Nova: 1.500 WHIP, 9.64 K/9, 3.86 BB/9, 2.50 K/BB

Nova actually looks the best, right? Lowest WHIP, lowest BB/9, highest K/9. Well, their ERAs beg to differ:

Rivera: 4.50
Sabathia: 3.00
Nova: 7.71

Ah, small sample sizes………