Tag Archives: Kelly Johnson

Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela have earned a shot

#147133990 / gettyimages.com The production from the Yankees infield has left a lot to be desired this season, particularly from second base, where the corpse of Brian Roberts has gotten the lion’s share of the playing time. Through 203 plate … Continue reading

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Why playing Kelly Johnson at first base is not ideal

Mark Teixeira‘s hamstring injury left the Yankees without a true first baseman on their roster, forcing them to get a little creative to fill the void. In Teix’s absence, Joe Girardi has mostly penciled in Kelly Johnson at first, save … Continue reading

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Mark Teixeira’s health and first base depth

What initially appeared to be a harmless foul ball in the second inning could turn out to be a big blow to Mark Teixeira and the Yankees. The first baseman was diagnosed with a strained hamstring and has an MRI set … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ infield, in a historical perspective

Spring Training concluded without the front office upgrading one of the Yankees’ primary weaknesses, the infield. It certainly doesn’t lack in name value, with Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Brian Roberts, and Kelly Johnson. However, the projected performance of the group … Continue reading

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A look at the Yankees third basemen with Inside Edge fielding data

Last week, Fangraphs added fielding data from Inside Edge to their site for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Inside Edge is a company that employs scouts who measure the difficulty of fielding each ball in play. For each player, we now have … Continue reading

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A look at the Yankees second basemen using Inside Edge fielding data

Last week, Fangraphs added fielding data from Inside Edge to their site for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Inside Edge is a company that employs scouts who measure the difficulty of fielding each ball in play. For each player, we now have … Continue reading

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2014 Projections: Second, third, and shortstop

Over the last few days, I looked at the projected stats for the starting pitchers, relievers, catchers, and first basemen in camp with the Yankees this spring. The team’s situations at second base, third base, and shortstop are pretty well … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Middle Infielders

With so few Major League contracts given shortstop and second base under Brian Cashman, I decided to lump the bunch together for today’s edition of this series*. Why hasn’t he had to do much with the position during his time? … Continue reading

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