Hey, the Yankees are suddenly really good again. The main driver of their success is the offense, which leads the majors in wRC+ by a large margin. They are second only to the Brewers in home runs, and that's without much contribution from Gary Sanchez. Our old pal Starlin Castro is having a great year, slashing .362/.402/.543. He wasn't on the title-winning team but I think odds are high that he will get some sort of recognition in this series. Hopefully something more than his (excellent) walk-up music.
- OBP: Aaron Judge (.433)
- ISO: Judge (.489) (!!!!!!!!)
- HR: Judge (13)
- R+RBI: Judge (55)
- wRC+: Judge (239)
- BSR: Jacoby Ellsbury (2.6)
- SP K/9: Michael Pineda (11.62)
- SP BB/9: Pineda (1.26)
- SP FIP: Pineda (3.15)
- RP K/9: Dellin Betances (15.83)
- RP BB/9: Jonathan Holder (1.00)
- RP FIP: Aroldis Chapman (1.11)
- WAR: Judge (2.2)
- OBP: Kris Bryant (.397)
- ISO: Bryant (.252)
- HR: Anthony Rizzo (6)
- R+RBI: Bryant (35)
- wRC+: Bryant (148)
- BSR: Jon Jay (2.0)
- SP K/9: Jake Arrieta (10.54)
- SP BB/9: Arrieta (2.31)
- SP FIP: Arrieta (3.79)
- RP K/9: Pedro Strop (12.96)
- RP BB/9: Brian Duensing (0.00)
- RP FIP: Wade Davis (1.34)
- WAR: Bryant (1.3)
I knew Judge was having a great start to the year, but holy shit. Also, I can already heae Pat's glee at calling a game with both Judge and Jon Jay.
Injuries, transactions, vengeance pacts, etc.
The Yankees are down several notable players, most notably Gary Sanchez who is on a rehab assignment. However, it looks like he will be back for this series. Sometime first baseman Greg Bird is down with an ankle injury, and Jacoby Ellsbury is day to day with an elbow ailment.
K%, BB%, ERA, projected ERA listed for each starter I don't have enough time to blurb these pitchers tonight, unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately.
Friday: Michael Pineda, RHP (32.2%, 3.5%, 3.14, 4.04) vs Kyle Hendricks, RHP (), 1:20 PM CT
Maybe this is just May the Fourth talking, but I've got a bad feeling about this series.