Perspectives: Team Statistics
by Paul Semendinger
July 15, 2023
No commentary from me in this article. The following are simply statistics I gathered from baseball-reference this morning.
Here are the top MLB teams by winning percentage:
Blue Jays/Astros .554
Yankees/Red Sox/Phillies .533
The Yankees are tied with the Detroit Tigers for second to last in the American League in batting average (.231)
Only the A's, White Sox, and Royals have a lower On Base Percentage than the 2023 Yankees (.300)
As a team, the Yankees' OPS+ is 96
The Yankees are 3rd in the American League in home runs
Out of the 15 teams in the American League the Yankees rank as follows in positional "Wins Above Average"
Catcher - 8th place
First Base - 5th place
Second Base - 7th place
Shortstop - 6th place
Third Base - 13th place
Left Field - 14th place
Center Field - 10th place
Right Field - 12th place
All Outfield - 13th place
Designated Hitter - 13th place
In overall fielding percentage, the Yankees rank 12th in the league.
By batter's age, the Yankees, at 29.1, are the oldest team in the American League.
In the American League, only the A's have had fewer hits than the Yankees' 690.
The Yankees are 10th in the A.L. in stolen bases.
The Yankees are 4th in the most times caught stealing.
Only the Guardians, Royals, and White Sox have drawn fewer bases on balls than the Yankees.
Of the players on the 2023 Yankees who have played at least 50 games, none is hitting even .260.
The Yankees are #1 in attendance in the American League
Of the Starting Pitchers, only Gerrit Cole has an ERA+ over 100. (148)
The Yankees have eight relief pitchers with over 15 games pitched with an ERA+ over 100.
Baseball Reference calculates the odds of the Yankees winning the World Series in 2023 at 1.9%