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ALDS Game 5 Preview

It’s hard to make an analytics post based on four games of a playoff series. It’s even harder to draw conclusions from these since they are short series that have almost no correlation with what has been done throughout the regular season (i.e. the Los Angeles Dodgers sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks.) But, given the final […]

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Are we still missing Jeter?

Last week, Didi Gregorius launched his 20th home run of the season, achieving a feat that former Yankees great Derek Jeter never did: having back-to-back 20 home run seasons by a shortstop. Over his career, Jeter’s peak ISO was .204, which he reached in 1999 after batting .349/.438/.552 with 19 home runs in 739 plate […]

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Is it time to let Greg Bird fly?

Greg Bird made┬áhis rehab debut on Wednesday, and so far in two games, he has gone 2-for-6 with a strikeout and a run batted in. At the minor league level this season, Bird has been hitting .250/.411/.341 in 44 at bats, with no home runs and five strikeouts – all in an attempt to work […]