Author Archives: Derek Albin

Taking a look into Ichiro Suzuki’s putrid start

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(Syndicated from Pinstripe Pundits). Just two weeks into the season, only one position player has vastly underperformed his offensive expectations: Ichiro Suzuki. We are dealing with a sample size of 38 plate appearances, something that may not be harped upon if occurring at some arbitrary midpoint of the regular season. Analyzing sample sizes comes with risks, but ...

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Vernon Wells provides early return for the Yankees

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(Syndicated from Pinstripe Pundits). We may be only seven games into the season, but Vernon Wells has shown some unexpected life with his bat. In his first 26 plate appearances, he’s hitting .381/.500/.762, leading the team in the latter two categories. I understand the quandary of reading into sample size performance, but Wells appears to have made an ...

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First Granderson, Now Teixeira: The Overall Effect?

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(Syndicated from Pinstripe Pundits) The Yankees were dealt a major blow for the second time in 10 days, when they learned that Mark Teixeira will be out for 8-10 weeks with a strained wrist. The news came following Curtis Granderson fracturing his forearm after being hit by pitch on February 24th. Initial news of Teixeira’s wrist barking surfaced yesterday forcing his withdrawal from ...

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