You know the drill. Let’s run down some of the Yankee pitchers and see how they did compared to their projections.
To say this rotation was a surprise would be an understatement in the extreme. Coming into the 2011 season, it was easily the weakest part of the team. Despite that, the Yankee starters had the sixth best ERA in the AL heading into Tuesday as well as the sixth best FIP and third best xFIP. Put it all together and the starters racked up the fourth most fWAR in the AL. Sidebar: If we include the bullpen, the Yankees were third in ERA (to the Rays and Angels) as well as second in FIP/xFIP/fWAR (all to the White Sox).
ACTUAL: 237.1 IP, 3.00 ERA, 2.88 FIP
RotoChamp: 217 IP, 3.23 ERA, 3.41 FIP
Bill James: 236 IP, 3.32 ERA, 3.34 FIP
Marcel: 202 IP, 3.30 ERA, 3.49 FIP
ZiPS: 230.3 IP, 3.32 ERA, 3.22 FIP
It was another Cy Young contending type year for the Big Man.… Click here to read the rest