Author Archives: Chris Mitchell

What to make of Francisco Cervelli’s hot start?

francisco-cervelli

(Syndicated from Pinstripe Pundits). Heading into spring training, the Yankees’ catching situation was in disarray. The team was set to split the catching duties between two lackluster candidates—Chris Stewartand Francisco Cervelli. Stewart had the reputation of being a solid defender and excellent pitch framer, but was all sorts of bad offensively with a career 58 wRC+. Cervelli on ...

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Optimizing the Yankees’ Lineup Using Platoons

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(Syndicated from Pinstriped Pundits) Although opening day is a week away, it’s still pretty unclear what the Yankees’ lineup will look when the season starts. Injuries to Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and Derek Jeter have left the team with massive holes around the diamond. Given the team’s roster construction, I don’t think it makes sense to carry another DH-type player. ...

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