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Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 Yankee OPS+, WAR rank among peers.

First let's get the silly stuff out of the way.

Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin: 25 year old rookies in 2017. How likely to become impact players? Friday, November 11, 2016

Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin are a good test for Yankee fans to determine how delusional the fans have become. Both started their big league careers August 13, 2016 with a home run in their first plate appearance, homering back-to-back. Wow. But it didn't last.

Judge: 95 PA, 4 HR, 61 OPS+, 42 SO in 84 AB
Austin: 90 PA, 5 HR, 99 OPS+

Judge is expected to be the starting right fielder in 2017. Austin may share time in the outfield and at first base where 2015 rookie semi-sensation Greg Bird (debut August 13, 2015) will return after missing the entire 2016 season with a throwing arm injury. Bird is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League but not hitting well. In 2015:

Bird: 178 PA, 11 HR, 135 OPS+

Catcher Gary Sanchez established overwhelming credentials as a phenom of the first order starting August 3, 2016.

Sanchez: 229 PA, 20 HR, 168 OPS+ ...

... Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin are past the age when we would expect an impact player to have become at least a regular. They each have a chance but the odds are against it.
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Now, let's look at positions 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF. Here are the rankings of Yankees for their fielding positions. "Qual" is the number of players who qualified at the position among the 30 teams.

OPS+WAROBPSLGOPSHRQual
2BCastro1717181416920
SSGregorius121215611920
3BHeadley20141421211821
LFGardner134516131616
CFEllsbury1391115131315

OPS+ is an average that measures what a batter does. It's On Base Plus Slugging adjusted for parks.

WAR (Wins Above Replacement) is a total that supposedly shows a players total contribution, including fielding and base running. If you are skeptical of fielding data, be skeptical of WAR.

Gardner's WAR benefited from being a center fielder playing left. Gardner won the 2016 Gold Glove for left field. 

For 2016, Played 50% of games at the position, sorted by greatest Adjusted OPS+:

2B:
Rk Player OPS+ WAR/pos OBP SLG OPS Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA Pos
1 Daniel Murphy 157 4.6 .390 .595 .985 2016 31 WSN NL 142 582 531 88 184 47 5 25 104 35 10 57 8 0 8 4 5 3 .347 *43/HD5
2 Jose Altuve 154 7.7 .396 .531 .928 2016 26 HOU AL 161 717 640 108 216 42 5 24 96 60 11 70 7 3 7 15 30 10 .338 *4D/H6
3 Robinson Cano 138 7.3 .350 .533 .882 2016 33 SEA AL 161 715 655 107 195 33 2 39 103 47 8 100 8 0 5 18 0 1 .298 *4/D
4 Brian Dozier 136 6.5 .340 .546 .886 2016 29 MIN AL 155 691 615 104 165 35 5 42 99 61 6 138 8 2 5 12 18 2 .268 *4/HD
5 DJ LeMahieu 127 5.2 .416 .495 .911 2016 27 COL NL 146 635 552 104 192 32 8 11 66 66 2 80 3 8 6 19 11 7 .348 *4/H
6 Ben Zobrist 124 3.8 .386 .446 .831 2016 35 CHC NL 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 96 6 82 4 4 4 17 6 4 .272 *479/H63
7 Jean Segura 124 5.7 .368 .499 .867 2016 26 ARI NL 153 694 637 102 203 41 7 20 64 39 1 101 12 4 2 6 33 10 .319 *46/H
8 Ian Kinsler 124 6.1 .348 .484 .831 2016 34 DET AL 153 679 618 117 178 29 4 28 83 45 0 115 13 0 3 5 14 6 .288 *4/HD
9 Dustin Pedroia 116 5.6 .376 .449 .825 2016 32 BOS AL 154 698 633 105 201 36 1 15 74 61 0 73 0 1 3 24 7 4 .318 *4/H
10 Logan Forsythe 113 3.4 .333 .444 .778 2016 29 TBR AL 127 567 511 76 135 24 4 20 52 46 0 127 8 0 2 8 6 6 .264 *4/DH
11 Cesar Hernandez 107 3.3 .371 .393 .764 2016 26 PHI NL 155 622 547 67 161 14 11 6 39 66 4 116 2 5 2 6 17 13 .294 *4/H6
12 Jason Kipnis 107 4.1 .343 .469 .811 2016 29 CLE AL 156 688 610 91 168 41 4 23 82 60 0 146 6 5 7 21 15 3 .275 *4/DH
13 Rougned Odor 105 2.4 .296 .502 .798 2016 22 TEX AL 150 632 605 89 164 33 4 33 88 19 0 135 4 0 4 6 14 7 .271 *4/DH
14 Jonathan Schoop 96 2.1 .298 .454 .752 2016 24 BAL AL 162 647 615 82 164 38 1 25 82 21 0 137 8 0 3 16 1 2 .267 *4
15 Chase Utley 95 2.0 .319 .396 .716 2016 37 LAD NL 138 565 512 79 129 26 3 14 52 40 1 115 11 1 1 0 2 2 .252 *4H/5
16 Brandon Phillips 94 0.8 .320 .416 .736 2016 35 CIN NL 141 584 550 74 160 34 1 11 64 18 3 68 8 2 6 17 14 8 .291 *4/D
17 Starlin Castro 93 1.2 .300 .433 .734 2016 26 NYY AL 151 610 577 63 156 29 1 21 70 24 1 118 3 1 5 15 4 0 .270 *4/H6
18 Scooter Gennett 92 0.9 .317 .412 .728 2016 26 MIL NL 136 542 498 58 131 30 1 14 56 38 1 114 2 1 2 11 8 1 .263 *4H/D
19 Joe Panik 85 1.1 .315 .379 .695 2016 25 SFG NL 127 526 464 67 111 21 7 10 62 50 5 47 4 3 5 14 5 0 .239 *4/H
20 Josh Harrison 85 1.8 .311 .388 .699 2016 28 PIT NL 131 522 487 57 138 25 7 4 59 18 0 76 5 4 8 10 19 4 .283 *4/H9
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Generated 11/27/2016.

SS:
Rk Player OPS+ WAR/pos OBP SLG OPS Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA Pos
1 Corey Seager 137 6.1 .365 .512 .877 2016 22 LAD NL 157 687 627 105 193 40 5 26 72 54 5 133 4 0 2 12 3 3 .308 *6/H
2 Carlos Correa 123 5.9 .361 .451 .811 2016 21 HOU AL 153 660 577 76 158 36 3 20 96 75 5 139 5 0 3 12 13 3 .274 *6/H
3 Jonathan Villar 118 3.9 .369 .457 .826 2016 25 MIL NL 156 679 589 92 168 38 3 19 63 79 4 174 2 5 4 7 62 18 .285 *654/H
4 Asdrubal Cabrera 114 2.7 .336 .474 .810 2016 30 NYM NL 141 568 521 65 146 30 1 23 62 38 3 103 7 0 2 14 5 1 .280 *6/H
5 Brad Miller 113 1.6 .304 .482 .786 2016 26 TBR AL 152 601 548 73 133 29 6 30 81 47 0 149 3 0 3 5 6 4 .243 *63/HD7
6 Elvis Andrus 110 3.7 .362 .439 .800 2016 27 TEX AL 147 568 506 75 153 31 7 8 69 47 2 70 4 4 7 18 24 8 .302 *6
7 Xander Bogaerts 109 3.7 .356 .446 .802 2016 23 BOS AL 157 719 652 115 192 34 1 21 89 58 0 123 6 0 3 14 13 4 .294 *6
8 Brandon Crawford 106 4.5 .342 .430 .772 2016 29 SFG NL 155 623 553 67 152 28 11 12 84 57 10 115 4 0 9 13 7 0 .275 *6/H
9 Francisco Lindor 104 5.7 .358 .435 .794 2016 22 CLE AL 158 684 604 99 182 30 3 15 78 57 3 88 5 3 15 18 19 5 .301 *6/HD
10 Marcus Semien 102 3.0 .300 .435 .735 2016 25 OAK AL 159 621 568 72 135 27 2 27 75 51 1 139 0 1 1 12 10 2 .238 *6
11 Troy Tulowitzki 101 3.3 .318 .443 .761 2016 31 TOR AL 131 544 492 54 125 21 0 24 79 43 1 101 5 0 4 14 1 0 .254 *6/D
12 Didi Gregorius 97 2.2 .304 .447 .751 2016 26 NYY AL 153 597 562 68 155 32 2 20 70 19 2 82 6 5 5 9 7 1 .276 *6/H
13 Addison Russell 97 4.3 .321 .417 .738 2016 22 CHC NL 151 598 525 67 125 25 3 21 95 55 6 135 12 0 6 11 5 1 .238 *6/H
14 Zack Cozart 92 2.0 .308 .425 .732 2016 30 CIN NL 121 508 464 67 117 28 2 16 50 37 3 84 2 1 4 9 4 1 .252 *6H/D
15 Jordy Mercer 87 0.9 .328 .374 .701 2016 29 PIT NL 149 584 519 66 133 22 3 11 59 51 8 83 5 7 2 11 1 1 .256 *6/H
16 Danny Espinosa 81 1.7 .306 .378 .684 2016 29 WSN NL 157 601 516 66 108 15 0 24 72 54 12 174 20 7 4 4 9 2 .209 *6/H
17 Freddy Galvis 79 1.3 .274 .399 .673 2016 26 PHI NL 158 624 584 61 141 26 3 20 67 25 6 136 3 8 4 16 17 6 .241 *6/H
18 Jose Iglesias 76 1.8 .306 .336 .643 2016 26 DET AL 137 513 467 57 119 26 0 4 32 28 1 50 8 7 3 12 7 4 .255 *6/H
19 Alcides Escobar 70 0.3 .292 .350 .642 2016 29 KCR AL 162 682 637 57 166 24 6 7 55 27 2 96 3 10 5 16 17 4 .261 *6
20 Adeiny Hechavarria 63 1.2 .283 .311 .594 2016 27 MIA NL 155 547 508 52 120 17 6 3 38 33 7 73 1 2 3 10 1 0 .236 *6/H
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Generated 11/27/2016.

3B:
Rk Player OPS+ WAR/pos OBP SLG OPS Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA Pos
1 Josh Donaldson 152 7.4 .404 .549 .953 2016 30 TOR AL 155 700 577 122 164 32 5 37 99 109 6 119 9 2 3 16 7 1 .284 *5D/H
2 Kris Bryant 149 7.7 .385 .554 .939 2016 24 CHC NL 155 699 603 121 176 35 3 39 102 75 5 154 18 0 3 3 8 5 .292 *579/386D
3 Kyle Seager 133 6.9 .359 .499 .859 2016 28 SEA AL 158 676 597 89 166 36 3 30 99 69 10 108 8 0 2 18 3 1 .278 *5/D
4 Nolan Arenado 128 6.5 .362 .570 .932 2016 25 COL NL 160 696 618 116 182 35 6 41 133 68 10 103 2 0 8 17 2 3 .294 *5
5 Adrian Beltre 128 6.4 .358 .521 .879 2016 37 TEX AL 153 640 583 89 175 31 1 32 104 48 6 66 6 0 3 10 1 1 .300 *5D
6 Manny Machado 128 6.7 .343 .533 .876 2016 23 BAL AL 157 696 640 105 188 40 1 37 96 48 9 120 3 0 5 14 0 3 .294 *56
7 Evan Longoria 127 3.8 .318 .521 .840 2016 30 TBR AL 160 685 633 81 173 41 4 36 98 42 6 144 3 0 7 13 0 3 .273 *5/D
8 Justin Turner 124 4.9 .339 .493 .832 2016 31 LAD NL 151 622 556 79 153 34 3 27 90 48 1 107 10 0 8 16 4 1 .275 *5H/D3
9 Danny Valencia 119 1.4 .346 .446 .792 2016 31 OAK AL 130 517 471 72 135 22 1 17 51 41 1 115 3 0 2 11 1 1 .287 *593/DH7
10 Jake Lamb 116 2.6 .332 .509 .840 2016 25 ARI NL 151 594 523 81 130 31 9 29 91 64 5 154 3 0 4 13 6 1 .249 *5H
11 Jose Ramirez 112 3.9 .363 .462 .825 2016 23 CLE AL 152 618 565 84 176 46 3 11 76 44 1 62 4 1 4 10 22 7 .312 *57/4H6
12 Martin Prado 112 3.8 .359 .417 .775 2016 32 MIA NL 153 658 600 70 183 37 3 8 75 49 4 69 4 0 5 24 2 2 .305 *5/HD
13 Anthony Rendon 110 4.1 .348 .450 .797 2016 26 WSN NL 156 647 567 91 153 38 2 20 85 65 2 117 7 0 8 5 12 6 .270 *5/H
14 Todd Frazier 109 3.4 .302 .464 .767 2016 30 CHW AL 158 666 590 89 133 21 0 40 98 64 1 163 4 1 7 11 15 5 .225 *5/3D
15 Yunel Escobar 108 1.6 .355 .391 .745 2016 33 LAA AL 132 567 517 68 157 28 1 5 39 40 0 67 3 3 4 21 0 3 .304 *5/H
16 Eduardo Nunez 104 2.3 .325 .432 .758 2016 29 TOT ML 141 595 553 73 159 24 4 16 67 29 3 88 5 2 6 8 40 10 .288 *56/H4D
17 Maikel Franco 96 1.2 .306 .427 .733 2016 23 PHI NL 152 630 581 67 148 23 1 25 88 40 7 106 5 0 4 13 1 1 .255 *5/H
18 Eugenio Suarez 92 1.5 .317 .411 .728 2016 24 CIN NL 159 627 565 78 140 25 2 21 70 51 0 155 8 0 3 10 11 5 .248 *5/H6D
19 Adonis Garcia 91 0.2 .311 .406 .717 2016 31 ATL NL 134 563 532 65 145 29 0 14 65 24 4 93 6 0 0 18 3 2 .273 *5/H7D
20 Chase Headley 90 2.6 .329 .383 .712 2016 32 NYY AL 140 529 467 58 117 18 1 14 51 51 3 118 6 0 5 7 8 2 .251 *5/HD
21 Travis Shaw 88 2.2 .306 .421 .726 2016 26 BOS AL 145 530 480 63 116 34 2 16 71 43 4 133 3 0 4 10 5 1 .242 *53H/D7
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Generated 11/27/2016.

LF:
Rk Player OPS+ WAR/pos OBP SLG OPS Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA Pos
1 Ryan Braun 136 4.4 .365 .538 .903 2016 32 MIL NL 135 564 511 80 156 23 3 30 91 46 10 98 4 0 3 20 16 5 .305 *7/HD9
2 Christian Yelich 133 5.3 .376 .483 .859 2016 24 MIA NL 155 659 578 78 172 38 3 21 98 72 4 138 4 0 5 20 9 4 .298 *78/HD
3 Yoenis Cespedes 133 2.9 .354 .530 .884 2016 30 NYM NL 132 543 479 72 134 25 1 31 86 51 8 108 7 0 6 14 3 1 .280 *78/HD
4 Khris Davis 126 2.8 .307 .524 .831 2016 28 OAK AL 150 610 555 85 137 24 2 42 102 42 0 166 8 0 5 19 1 2 .247 *7D/H
5 Melky Cabrera 120 2.6 .345 .455 .800 2016 31 CHW AL 151 646 591 70 175 42 5 14 86 47 2 69 0 3 5 17 2 0 .296 *7/DH
6 Starling Marte 117 4.9 .362 .456 .818 2016 27 PIT NL 129 529 489 71 152 34 5 9 46 23 5 104 16 1 0 8 47 12 .311 *78/H
7 Michael Saunders 115 1.3 .338 .478 .815 2016 29 TOR AL 140 558 490 70 124 32 3 24 57 59 2 157 5 1 3 14 1 2 .253 *79/HD8
8 Justin Upton 108 2.0 .310 .465 .775 2016 28 DET AL 153 626 570 81 140 28 2 31 87 50 3 179 4 0 2 15 9 4 .246 *7/8HD
9 Adam Duvall 106 3.2 .297 .498 .795 2016 27 CIN NL 150 608 552 85 133 31 6 33 103 41 1 164 6 0 8 7 6 5 .241 *7/93H5
10 Corey Dickerson 106 1.5 .293 .469 .761 2016 27 TBR AL 148 548 510 57 125 36 3 24 70 33 6 134 2 0 2 12 0 2 .245 *7DH/9
11 Angel Pagan 100 1.0 .331 .418 .750 2016 34 SFG NL 129 543 495 71 137 24 5 12 55 42 1 66 0 0 3 11 15 4 .277 *7/H8
12 Jayson Werth 99 0.3 .335 .417 .752 2016 37 WSN NL 143 606 525 84 128 28 0 21 69 71 0 139 4 0 6 17 5 1 .244 *7/DH9
13 Brett Gardner 92 3.4 .351 .362 .713 2016 32 NYY AL 148 634 547 80 143 22 6 7 41 70 0 106 8 4 5 6 16 4 .261 *7/H8
14 Howie Kendrick 90 0.5 .326 .366 .691 2016 32 LAD NL 146 543 487 65 124 26 2 8 40 50 2 96 3 0 3 20 10 2 .255 *74H53/D
15 Melvin Upton 84 1.3 .291 .402 .693 2016 31 TOT ML 149 539 492 64 117 15 3 20 61 37 1 155 2 1 6 6 27 8 .238 *78H/9D
16 Alex Gordon 84 0.8 .312 .380 .692 2016 32 KCR AL 128 506 445 62 98 16 2 17 40 52 3 148 8 0 1 9 8 1 .220 *7/H
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Generated 11/27/2016.

CF:
Rk Player OPS+ WAR/pos OBP SLG OPS Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA Pos
1 Mike Trout 174 10.6 .441 .550 .991 2016 24 LAA AL 159 681 549 123 173 32 5 29 100 116 12 137 11 0 5 5 30 7 .315 *8D/H
2 Yoenis Cespedes 133 2.9 .354 .530 .884 2016 30 NYM NL 132 543 479 72 134 25 1 31 86 51 8 108 7 0 6 14 3 1 .280 *78/HD
3 Charlie Blackmon 129 4.4 .381 .552 .933 2016 29 COL NL 143 641 578 111 187 35 5 29 82 43 4 102 13 3 4 2 17 9 .324 *8/H
4 Dexter Fowler 126 4.2 .393 .447 .840 2016 30 CHC NL 125 551 456 84 126 25 7 13 48 79 0 124 11 1 4 3 13 4 .276 *8/HD
5 Jackie Bradley 116 5.3 .349 .486 .835 2016 26 BOS AL 156 636 558 94 149 30 7 26 87 63 5 143 10 0 5 10 9 2 .267 *8/H
6 Odubel Herrera 111 4.2 .361 .420 .781 2016 24 PHI NL 159 656 583 87 167 21 6 15 49 63 7 134 6 2 2 6 25 7 .286 *8/H
7 Marcell Ozuna 109 2.5 .321 .452 .773 2016 25 MIA NL 148 608 557 75 148 23 6 23 76 43 2 115 4 0 4 11 0 3 .266 *87/9H
8 Ian Desmond 104 2.7 .335 .446 .782 2016 30 TEX AL 156 677 625 107 178 29 3 22 86 44 2 160 5 0 3 11 21 6 .285 *87
9 Andrew McCutchen 103 -0.7 .336 .430 .766 2016 29 PIT NL 153 675 598 81 153 26 3 24 79 69 7 143 5 0 3 15 6 7 .256 *8/H
10 Ender Inciarte 98 3.8 .351 .381 .732 2016 25 ATL NL 131 578 522 85 152 24 7 3 29 45 5 68 4 5 2 8 16 7 .291 *87/H
11 Adam Jones 95 1.1 .310 .436 .746 2016 30 BAL AL 152 672 619 86 164 19 0 29 83 39 2 115 5 1 8 13 2 0 .265 *8
12 Denard Span 91 1.0 .331 .381 .712 2016 32 SFG NL 143 637 572 70 152 23 5 11 53 53 2 79 4 6 2 8 12 7 .266 *8/H
13 Jacoby Ellsbury 88 2.8 .330 .374 .703 2016 32 NYY AL 148 626 551 71 145 24 5 9 56 54 1 84 2 4 3 11 20 8 .263 *8/H
14 Leonys Martin 88 1.2 .306 .378 .684 2016 28 SEA AL 143 576 518 72 128 17 3 15 47 44 0 149 3 4 7 10 24 6 .247 *8
15 Kevin Pillar 81 3.4 .303 .376 .679 2016 27 TOR AL 146 584 548 59 146 35 2 7 53 24 0 90 6 3 3 12 14 6 .266 *8
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Generated 11/29/2016.

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