Mark Teixeira is truly lost

May 24, 2012 | 18 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

He now sounds like a babbling idiot…

From Lohud:

“I’m putting too many balls in play instead of taking that swing to hit a home run and drive the ball. I’ve never been someone who just wants to put the ball in play. In years past, a 1-0 or a 2-0 pitch, it’s maybe a little bit up or a little bit down, you swing and you foul it off or you swing and miss. Now I’m putting that ball in play, which (stinks).

The full quote is even more ridiculous. Follow this link and check it out.

Also makes you wonder what kind of advice he’s getting from his coaches.

Yankees take walks, score runs, Arod hits two…what the hell is going on?

May 23, 2012 | 46 comments | in Featured | by SJK

7 walks (3 by Teixeira!)
3 HRs (2 by Arod!)
8 runs scored!

It’s a miracle!

Andy kickin’ it…

May 23, 2012 | 15 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by Louis Winthorpe III

It’s like he has a cinderblock tied securely to hitters’….

21.1 IP, 19 K, 5 BB, 18 H, 6 ER, 2.53 ERA — Amazing

Hughes resuscitates Yanks

May 22, 2012 | 44 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Bringing them back from the dead: 6 IP, 7 K, 2 BB, 5 H, 2 ER

*Hughes’ last 4 starts: 25.2 IP, 23 K, 6 BB, 24 H, 8 ER, 2.86 ERA

Mark Teixeira: If you can’t dazzle with brilliance, baffle them with bulls***

May 22, 2012 | 56 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK


“I never really worry about the numbers because every year they’re there,” Teixeira said. “At the end of the year I’ll put my stats up against any power hitter in baseball.”

Really, Mark? Here’s how you did in 2011.

OBP: .341 — ranked 73rd in MLB
SLG: .494 — ranked 31st in MLB
OPS: .835 — ranked 35th in MLB
wOBA: .361 — ranked 37th in MLB

Now’s not the time to be a cocky d-bag.

Yeah bro, we’re in last place!

May 21, 2012 | 100 comments | in Featured | by SJK

“The cellar is so rad, man!”

Minor League Players of the Week, v5

May 20, 2012 | 18 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

– Covering May 14th- May 20th games –

Mark Montgomery, 21, RHP, A+
4.1 IP, 10 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 0 ER
Notable: On Sunday May 20th, he struck out 6 in just 2 innings

If you recall, Montgomery struck out 5 hitters in 1 inning last July while pitching for Charleston — and his penchant for striking out everyone has continued this season at Class-A Advanced Tampa. He’s K’d 34 hitters in 20.2 IP, while walking only seven (4.20 K/BB). Since being drafted in the 11th round of the 2011 draft, Montgomery has a 15.1 K/9 over 3 minor league levels. He’s blowing through the system, and he’s easily the reliever we’re most excited about on the farm.

Corban Joseph, 23, LHB 2B, AA
.458/.535/.833 in 28 PAs
Notable: 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB

Corban Joseph was set to start the season off in AAA, but after he suffered a shoulder injury which kept him on the disabled list for a month, the Yankees started him off in Trenton. He’s platooning between 2B and DH with the oft-injured David Adams. He’s off to a great start since returning from injury, hitting a blistering .373/.475/.549 over 13 games. The 2008 4th-round draft pick hit .277/.353/.415 at Double-A last season.

Honorable Mentions:

Bryan Mitchell, 21, RHP, A
7 IP, 10 K, 0 BB, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 HR

Has struck out 18 hitters over his last 2 starts (13 IP), 3.07 FIP on season

Evan Rutckyj, 20, LHP, A
5 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 HR

Season debut for the 6’5″ lefty

Francisco Arcia, 22, LHB C, A
.643/.666/1.071 in 15 PAs

Gary Sanchez’s battery mate at Charleston, hitting .458/.517/.813 in 16 games

In the ‘Back to Walking Everyone’ Category…

Dellin Betances, 24, RHP, AAA
8.1 IP, 11 K, 9 BB, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 HR

Over 2 starts

Manny Banuelos, 21, LHP, AAA
4 IP, 5 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 5 ER, 1 HR

We welcome back the Lord of Samos

May 20, 2012 | 18 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by Pythgoras of Samos

According to His theory, examining a team’s run differential can provide a more accurate understanding of its true strength, as opposed to simply looking at its winning percentage. Over the course of a season, a team’s actual record should gravitate towards a record more reflective of its run differential.

Love it when we get to beat up on these crappy NL…oh wait

May 20, 2012 | 75 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Yanks drop two out of three to Cincinnati, and are approaching the AL East basement.

And Arod’s power continues to evaporate:

Did he keep the receipt on that Kobe Bryant surgery?

Where’s the beef, Alex?

A look at the defense, the Yankees’ D stinks edition

May 19, 2012 | 18 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

We’ve been running this feature for a couple years, so here we go again…

As a team, the Yankees are ranked very poor defensively. According to UZR/150, the Yankees are the 3rd-worst defensive team in the American League at -6.2 runs below average, with the main culprit being lack of defensive range. TotalZone, as measured by Baseball-Reference, has the Yankees tracking at 7 runs below average over the course of the year.

The individual breakdown is below. Total Zone (by Baseball-Reference) is also included. Keep in mind that the sample size is still very small for these, so we expect these numbers to fluctuate significantly. But, it still gives us a pretty good understanding that the Yankees’ defense has been a problem so far.

Rtot Rtot/yr
Robinson Cano -2 -7
Eric Chavez -1 -15
Brett Gardner -0 -3
Curtis Granderson -2 -6
Raul Ibanez 2 11
Derek Jeter -3 -11
Andruw Jones 1 12
Eduardo Nunez -3 -27
Alex Rodriguez -3 -16
Nick Swisher -4 -19
Mark Teixeira -0 -2
Team Totals -18 -7
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 5/19/2012.

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