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Some Quick Hard Statistics

August 16, 2023


There are now 16 teams in Major League Baseball with better records than the Yankees. The Diamondbacks (at .500) have the same record as the Yankees. The Yankees have a better record than only 12 teams.

The Yankees, the last place Yankees, are now 3 1/2 games behind the 4th place Red Sox.

If the Yankees were in the American League Central division, they'd be in second place. The nonsense about, "They'd be a first place team there" is not accurate any longer.

The Yankees are now 6 1/2 games out in the Wild Card standings.

The Yankees are 15-24 since July 1.

The Yankees are 60-60 on the season, but they are 8-1 combined against the A's and the Royals. That means that against the rest of the league(s), they are 52-59.

On June 4, the Yankees were 36-25. Since then they have gone 24-35.

The following 2023 Yankees have (or had) an OPS+ under league average (100):

  • Kyle Higashioka

  • Anthony Rizzo

  • Anthony Volpe

  • D.J. LeMahieu

  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa

  • Harrison Bader

  • Giancarlo Stanton

  • Oswaldo Cabrera

  • Jose Trevino

  • Willie Calhoun

  • John Donaldson

  • Aaron Hicks

  • Franchie Cordero

  • Oswald Peraza

  • Ben Rortvedt

  • Greg Allen

Aaron Hicks' OPS+ with the Orioles is 122.

The Yankees have one starting pitcher (Gerrit Cole) with an ERA+ over 100 (league average).

The Yankees' record when they hired broadcaster Sean Casey to be the new hitting coach was 49-42. Since that hire, they have gone 11-18.

Only July 10, Anthony Volpe was batting .216. Since Casey was hired, Volpe has batted .200 and is now at .212 for the season.

On July 10, Giancarlo Stanton was batting .203. He is still batting .203.

This from @Katie Sharp - The Yankees have 19 walk-off loses since the start on 2022. That's the most in baseball.


6 comentários

16 de ago. de 2023

Speaking of numbers, here's one from my desk calendar: "Over 20 seasons and 2,747 regular-season games, Derek Jeter only played in four games in which the Yankees were already eliminated from postseason contention."


16 de ago. de 2023

Paul Hitting coaches are fired and hired to reflect the blame from the owner, GM and manager. I read somewhere that the Yanks have the largest analytical dept in baseball. Maybe Hal should close it down and maybe then he can afford to sign real talented free agents like Olsen of the Braves. This organization seems to do nothing right, however they continue to make money because of their iconic name. I think the good times are over for the Tankees and their fans unless they change the way they do things. All the fans have left is this HOPE

17 de ago. de 2023
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My bad yanks should have gone after Olsen and many others by trade or FA The team they have assembled is terrible and nothing is being done to rectify the situation


Alan B.
Alan B.
16 de ago. de 2023

I think the last stat, of the walk off losses is the biggest one. Don't claim you have the best bullpen in the League in this day and age if you stink at Inherited Runners Scored (IRS). Don't talk to me about styles, there is nothing wrong with a bunch of arms, righty or lefty who throw 100mph with a very good off speed pitch. Or flip it, a guy with an off speed pitch who has a very good FB.


16 de ago. de 2023

As somebody once said ..... numbers don't lie and so Yankees are a .500 ballclub heading in the wrong direction. You watch Atlanta series and it is obvious much work needs to done.

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