Facing a really, really young and inexperienced team, all the Yanks wanted was for Chan Ho to come in, get some work and get done cleanly. Fat chance. His 9th inning game log:
- C Gimenez walked.
- C Gimenez to second on wild pitch by C Park.
- A Kearns walked.
- M LaPorta singled to left, C Gimenez scored, A Kearns to second.
- J Nix reached on infield single to third, A Kearns to third, M LaPorta to second, A Kearns scored, M LaPorta to third, J Nix to second on throwing error by third baseman M Thames.
- M LaPorta scored, J Nix to third on wild pitch by C Park.
- S Duncan walked.
The end result was “only” three runs and the game was still a blowout, but the point remains: Chan Ho cannot be trusted, at all. His overall line shows 2 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 3 ER. But if you watched him, you know it was much, much worse. The body language was terrible. He looked utterly clueless, almost as if he was hoping that Girardi would rescue him from himself.
- ERA: 5.60
- FIP: 5.15
- xFIP: 4.60
- WAR: -0.2
- HR/9: 1.78 (career avg: 1.04; 2009: 0.54 for PHI)
- BABIP: .318 (so it’s not a “bad luck” story)
- His K and BB rates are in line with career norms
- “Clutch“: -.34 (defined as: “How much better or worse a player does in high leverage situations than he would have done in a context neutral environment“)
- WPA (Win Prob Added): -.35
- RE24 (Runs above average): -7.53 (Run Above Average based on the 24 Base/Out States)
- And if you peek at his Pitch Values, only his slider registers a positive value. Fastball, curveball and change up… all negative values.
- $Dollars: ($0.8)m (defined: WAR converted to a dollar scale based on what a player would make in free agency). He’d have to pay to play? Funny if it were possible. Sadly, it’s not.
I’m not sure if the Yanks can or will trade for another middle reliever soon, but the Chan Ho Experience has run its course. It’s time to let him go. This is not a player this team needs in the post-season. Let’s put an end to this already.