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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.
Jeter is King

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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Monday, August 14, 2017

How Un-Clutch has the Yankee bullpen been this season?

Fangraphs tracks a statistic to determine a player’s performance in high leverage situations, which they call ‘Clutch’.

How is it defined?

Clutch = (WPA / pLI) – WPA/LI

In the words of David Appelman, this calculation measures, “…how much better or worse a player does in high leverage situations than he would have done in a context neutral environment.” It also compares a player against himself, so a player who hits .300 in high leverage situations when he’s an overall .300 hitter is not considered clutch.

Clutch does a good job of describing the past, but it does very little towards predicting the future. Simply because one player was clutch at one point does not mean they will continue to perform well in high-leverage situations (and vice versa). Very few players have the ability to be consistently clutch over the course of their careers, and choking in one season does not beget the same in the future.

So what’s the point of bringing up this statistic?

Just this little list of all MLB teams relievers rated from most to least clutch.

 # Team  Clutch
 1  Rockies 5.43 
 2  Reds 3.62 
 3  Padres 2.07 
 4  Orioles 2.00 
 5  Cubs 1.64 
 6  Marlins 1.46 
 7  Nationals 1.25 
 8  Blue Jays 1.24 
 9  Giants 0.78 
 10  Royals 0.76 
 11  Mets 0.74 
 12  Dodgers 0.70 
 13  Twins 0.60 
 14  Brewers 0.54 
 15  White Sox 0.19 
 16  Pirates 0.04 
 17  Indians -0.16 
 18  Braves -0.40 
 19  Diamondbacks  -0.46 
 20  Cardinals -0.57 
 21  Rays -0.71 
 22  Red Sox -0.74 
 23  Astros -0.92 
 24  Angels -1.19 
 25  Mariners -1.76 
 26  Athletics -2.09 
 27  Tigers -2.15 
 28  Rangers -2.49 
 29  Phillies -2.98 
 30   Yankees  -4.57 

So what to make of all that?  I’ll redirect you back to the quoted description in the beginning of this blog entry.

Clutch does a good job of describing the past, but it does very little towards predicting the future.

Good news!  Right?

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