The New York Yankees released their 2015 New York Yankees Media Guide today and after getting my copy, I skimmed through and found some interesting stats on the players locked to make the 25-man roster. So I decide to share the stats I found the most interesting in the media guide. Who knows, one of these stats could end up being a trivia question on YES this season.
Carlos Beltran: Carlos Beltran has the fourth-most home runs by a switch hitter in all of baseball with 373. He’s behind Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504) and Chipper Jones (468). To round out the top five, Beltran has more home runs than Lance Berkman (366).
Dellin Betances: Dellin Betances holds the third lowest single-season H/9.0IP ratio in Major League history with a minimum of 75 IP. Betances (2014, 4.60, 46H, 90 IP) is behind Eric Gagne (2003, 4.04, 37H, 82.1 IP) and Carlos Marmol (2008, 4.12, 40H, 87.1 IP).
Chris Capuano: Chris Capuano has 36 career pickoffs, which is tied for third among all Major League pitchers since 2003.
David Carpenter: David Carpenter was drafted as a catcher and remained at the position until the 2008 season. As a catcher, he hit .208 (64-for-308) with 2 HR’s, 25 RBI’s and 17 doubles from 2006 – 2008.
Stephen Drew: Stephen Drew is the only Major Leaguer to record double-digits in doubles, triples and home-runs from 2008 – 2010.