Monday, October 3, 2016

Over the 2016 season, the Yankees top hitter batted 7th

Here's a fun fact.

The 2016 stats show that the Yankees' best hitter for average batted seventh in the daily lineup. Seventh. 7th. Our second-worst hitter batted - gulp - cleanup. Clean up.

Basically, this reflects the collapse of Tex and A-Rod, who killed us the first half, and the dismal production of Ellsbury and Gardner. For most of the season, our best hitter - Didi Gregorius, as it turned out - batted sixth or seventh. See for yourself.


The only thing in these numbers that passes for hope is the fact that they are so terrible, you'd think something has to happen next winter.

Now, here is what a Division winner looks like. This is Boston's lineup. The only places where the Yankees had more output are highlighted.


Conclusion: We have a long way to go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW, DOES THAT PUT THINGS INTO FOCUS ON HOW SHITTY WE HIT...... THAT WRAPS UP AT LEAST 5 SEASONS IN A ROW IN WHICH WE REALLY CAN'T HIT (ESPECIALLY WITH RISP)....... 2016 REALLY WAS A SHITTY SEASON..... BUT THERE IS HOPE, BUT THAT HOPE IS TEMPERED BECAUSE OF WHO WE HAVE CALLING THE SHOTS..... IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY, VERY INTERESTING OFF SEASON................... C'MON MADBUM!...EXTERMINATE THE METS!!!!!