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Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
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Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Curtis Granderson’s Plate Appearance Distribution by Pitcher Handedness

From 2007 through last night.

 Year  rPA rwOBA  lPA lwOBA  rPA/lPA
 2007  543  .426  133   .217  4.08 
 2008  470  .389  159   .319  2.96 
 2009  511  .382  199   .221  2.57 
 2010  143  .358  84   .232  1.70 

Year: Duh
rPA: Plate appearances vs. RHP
rwOBA: Weighted on-base average vs. RHP
lPA: Plate appearances vs. LHP
lwOBA: Weighted on-base average vs. LHP
rPA/lPA: Ratio of PAs vs. RHP and LHP (rPA divided by LPA).  Higher means a higher percentage of his PAs came against righties.

I’ll again make the point that we can’t yet assume that Granderson’s current career platoon split is what we should expect from him going forward because research shows you need 1000 PAs vs. LHP by a LHB to really know his platoon skill.

I’ll also make the point that a player can contribute in ways beyond the batter’s box in defense and baserunning.

That being said, if you want at least a partial explanation for why Granderson’s had trouble getting going so far this year beyond the simple fact that’s it’s only been 227 PAs, the fact that a much higher percentage of his PAs are coming vs. LHP looks to be at least part of the problem.

Update: So why are the Yankees seeing so many LHP?  Blame Canada.

 Tm lBF  rBF %lBF
 NYY 1076  1929   35.8% 
 BAL 818  2428   25.2% 
 BOS 731  2529   22.4% 
 TBR 532  2576   17.1% 
 TOR 1504  1681   47.2% 
 AL East 3585  9214   28.0% 

lBF: Batters faced by left-handed pitchers
rBF: Batters faced by right-handed pitchers
%lBF: Percentage of total batters faced by left-handed pitchers

The AL East total there does NOT include the Yankees.  Also, FWIW:

 Tm lBF  rBF %lBF
 AL East 3585  9214   28.0% 
 AL Central 3716   11996  23.7% 
 AL West 4431  8242   35.0% 
 AL - Yankees 11732   29452  28.5% 
 NL East 4539  11337   28.6% 
 NL Central 5385   13796  28.1% 
 NL West 3735  12174   23.5% 
 NL Total 13659   37307  26.8% 

So AL West teams throw the most lefties on a percentage basis.

Another Update: LHP vs. RHP split for home/road Yankee games:

 split  lBF rBF  %lbf
 home 541  1140   32.2% 
 dnys 568  1009   36.0% 
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