These numbers are accurate as of the start of yesterday’s game because I wrote this last night (as I type, Jesus Montero is batting in the top of the 8th).
If you remember all the way back to early August, I wrote a post comparing the Yankee hitters to their counterparts at the various positions around the league. Almost two months later, let’s see how each player ended up relative to his peers.
Russell Martin: .237/.324/.408
Average AL Catcher: .239/.305/.392
Positional Adjustments: 99/106/104
We all know that batting average is Satan so I’m not too concerned that Martin was just below the average catcher’s batting average. He out OBP’d (10.5% walk rate) and out SLG’d (.172 Iso) your typical catcher and that’s all we could hope for.
Mark Teixeira: .246/.340/.484
Average AL First Baseman: .271/.340/.451
Positional Adjustments: 90/100/107
The good thing is that the numbers have an upward trend from right to left. The bad news is that Tex was barely above average at the plate as a first baseman this year.… Click here to read the rest