All statistics referenced are as of Friday, May 20, 2016 prior to the start of the Yankees contest.
Stray Stat Observations Edition
- No player on the Yankees roster is even hitting .280.
- No player on the Yankees active roster has an .800 OPS.
- The Yankees team average is .237.
- In all of MLB, the Yankees are ranked 25th or worse in the following offensive categories: runs, hits, doubles, RBIs and OPS.
- Yankees have only caught five men stealing this season which ties them for last place in MLB in that category.
- Yankees pitchers have given up 53 home runs thus far this season which ranks 6th most in MLB.
- Yankees pitchers have a combined 352 strikeouts this season which ranks 6th most in MLB.
- Yankees batters have struck out 282 times this season which is the fourth lowest strikeouts in MLB. The offense has been an issue in 2016 but it hasn’t been too many Ks.
- Yankees have 26 steals which ties for 9th most in MLB.
- Yankee baserunners have only been caught stealing 6 times this season which is tied for 5th best in MLB.
Have you noticed that the majority of these statistics have been more on the negative side? Well, here is the positive spin. The Yankees are only 4 games under .500 at this exact moment and despite the putrid offensive performance thus far, they currently sit only 6.5 games out of first place in the AL East and 4 games out of a potential Wild Card spot. With Run BMC shortening the game for the starters, the Yankees have a significant chance to win close games if the offense can outperform their current 3.75 runs per game. Let’s see what happens.
About the Author
Bryan Revello is the Editor in Chief for New York Sportscene. A New York Yankees analyst and enthusiast, he can be heard talking about the New York Yankees on the Spadora on Sports radio program. Questions or comments can be sent to email@example.com.