Very interesting take on the Yankees up the middle, at Baseball Prospectus, here. Scroll down once you click in.
Any thoughts from our posters?
Agree that up the middle is critical. How can you analyze the Yanks middle without mentioning Cairo and Lofton?
Yeah, the absence of Lofton is an oversight. But Cairo and Wilson may be statistically interchangeable, I don’t know.
When it comes to “complete and total dreck,” this analysis is right up there. “PECOTA” projections for a few players are meaningless, not only because they are likely to rise (Jeter, Williams), but because there’s no taking into account the additions at other positions (A-Rod, Sheff)–not to mention the fact that Lofton is now splitting time in center and Cairo at third. A more reasonable question is, how will the Yankees run production/defense move in relation to previous years. But even this is dubious, as we all know the key is pitching. And in any rate, at this point in the season, the Yankees were not ahead of the Sox in each of the previous years.
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