Joe Girardi, sabermetrician

Via the LoHud Yankees Blog:

Cano hit just .207 with runners in scoring position last year, but Girardi wasn’t upset with his approach in those situations. “There was a streak when he had made about 10 or 11 outs in a row with runners in scoring position, and he hit nine bullets,” Girardi said. “Over the long term that usually irons itself out, but when you don’t have 600,000 at-bats, it doesn’t iron out. His at-bats, a lot of times were very good with runners in scoring position. I didn’t think he had a lot of luck last year”


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big fan
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big fan

Cano has been terrible with runners o his entire career. In 2009 he was the worst clutch hitter in baseball see http://www.mlbexpertanalysis.com/blog/?p=46

This happens year after year, and the Yankees can either figure it out or cut ties to him one his contract is over. A player with his stats and yet having a negative WPA means he is king of the meaningelss hits.

Joe R
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Joe R
Want to know something ironic? Joe Morgan claims to hate statistics (we all know this), calls things like batting average “personal stats”, but LOVES Robinson Cano. If there’s ever been a player one can say phones it in when he’s needed, it’s Cano. His career wRAA is 49.8, but an RE24 of -23.73. Of course, his WPA is a -3.20 as a result. Not to mention he’s mediocre defensively. In 868 PA w/ RISP, he’s .256/.291(!)/.398 w/ a .267 BABIP. In Bases empty situations, he’s .331/.363/.528 in 1580 PA w/ a .346 BABIP. I’m hard pressed to believe that big… Read more »
Phil
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Phil

His career WPA/LI is much better than his career REW.  What can we take from that?

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