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Organizational Depth: First Base

View image | gettyimages.com Last week, we began our organization depth series at the catcher position. Today, we continue with a look the franchise’s first basemen from top to bottom. Starter: Mark Teixeira Barring injury, Teixeira is embedded at first … Continue reading

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Bulls and bears: Yankees’ updated hitting projections

Last week, Fangraphs’ Carson Cistulli examined some of the most improved pitchers by projected WAR, focusing on the daily updated ZiPS projections in comparison to its preseason forecasts. Today, a similar exercise for Yankees’ position players. By comparing ZiPS’ rest … 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 first 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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