One Look At the Impact of the Yankees' Pitching Philosophy Since 2011

One Look At the Impact of the Yankees' Pitching Philosophy Since 2011

I decided to take a quick look at the Yankees starting pitchers since 2011 when Larry Rothschild became the pitching coach of the Yankees to see if any trends developed. Do pitchers improve, get worse, or stay the same after pitching for the Yankees? Also, how do pitchers do after leaving the Yankees?

This is a quick study that looks at just three indicators (ERA, WHIP, and FIP) to draw some preliminary conclusions…

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Clint Frazier's Value to the Yankees

Clint Frazier's Value to the Yankees

As the trade deadline approaches, Clint Frazier’s name will begin to appear mot in rumors as the Yankees seek to secure a frontline starting pitcher to help them play deep into October. While trading Frazier in the right deal would be a reasonable approach, it is important to recognize where Frazier fits into the current Yankee team. Most of the thinking around Frazier and the Yankees is essentially that the young outfielder has demonstrated he can hit very well at the big league level, but with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the corner outfield positions, Brett Gardner playing well and the Yankees likely to exercise their option on Edwin Encarnacion for next year, there is no room for Frazier. This thinking makes some sense at first glance, but it is looking at the Frazier question from the wrong end of the telescope.

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