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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date--
Height0' 0"
Weight lbs
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1993 MEM AA 1 0 0.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 WIC AA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1993 MEM AA 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 2 0 0 0 0% .000 25.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.86 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 WIC AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16Ben Lindbergh2014-06-06
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16Chris Mosch2014-06-06
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Chris Mosch2014-05-05
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Nick Bacarella2014-05-05
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Quantifying Cano's Lack of HustleBen Lindbergh2014-02-18
The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Mark of the ReynoldsBen Carsley2014-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Mark of the ReynoldsR.J. Anderson2014-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Last Call for PaulR.J. Anderson2013-12-05
Prospectus Hit and Run: WWWMW (What's Wrong With Mariano Week)Jay Jaffe2011-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Chasing the ChaseJay Jaffe2011-07-08
What You Missed: 5/30-6/3Stephani Bee2011-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Ain't it Grand(erson)?Jay Jaffe2011-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Power Trippin'Jason Collette2011-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Bronx BurnoutJohn Perrotto2011-05-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Bautista's Enduring Young CharmsJay Jaffe2011-05-02
BP Unfiltered: Brett Gardner: Seeing Pitches, Stealing BasesDavid Laurila2011-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Off to the RacesJay Jaffe2011-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Setting the LineKen Funck2011-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2011 ForecastSteven Goldman2011-02-14
Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the OutfieldRob McQuown2011-02-09
The Week in Quotes: January 24-30Alex Carnevale2011-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Still a Rays of HopeJohn Perrotto2010-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. YankeesJay Jaffe2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Lefty-on-Lefty ViolenceJay Jaffe2010-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. YankeesJay Jaffe2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Crashing the PartyJay Jaffe2010-09-24
One-Hoppers: Stroke of Luck?Ben Lindbergh2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Beasts of the EastJay Jaffe2010-06-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did Curtis Granderson hit lefties so well this year? Fluke, or did he finally "figure it out" given enough PAs against them?
(Aaron from NYC)
While I don't expect him to keep hitting .275/.353/.615 against lefties, his results aren't a fluke. Granderson dedicated himself to tackling his lefty problem by reworking his swing late last year with the help of Kevin Long, and the results against pitchers of both hands have been convincing. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Both the YES and ESPN announcers pointed out during last night's broadcast that Jeter has had trouble implementing Kevin Long's mechanical changes, going back to his old stride in batting practice and generally looking caught in-between during games. Curtis Granderson took 3 days to implement Long's changes last year and came back raking. A difference in age and accumulated muscle memory, or ego?
(Cult of Basebaal from Los Angeles Anaheim of Pasadena)
Can I go with "C" all of the above? Jeter has a long record of experiencing great success doing it his way, and I'm sure that's hard to let go of. At the same time, he doesn't have the skills he used to, and has had trouble recognizing that. His work with Long would seem to indicate that he finally saw the writing on the wall in terms of his declining hand speed, but recidivism isn't surprising. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will only time tell about Granderson hitting lefties or did he look that good in spring training?
(Matt from New York)
Kevin Long and he really have seemed to figure out an approach that works for him, and I'd like to think he will be surprising LOOGYs all year long. One reason I believe is that the Yankees have had some recent lefty hitters, like Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui, who were unusually adept at altering their approach and hitting opposing lefties, and so there is a history of success and reservoir of learning to be drawn from there. (Steven Goldman)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Swisher's walk rate has collapsed this year, but his BABIP when pulling the ball as a LHB is .540, which has apparently made up the difference in singles through the hole with men on first. What do you make of this? Good sign, bad sign, six/half dozen?
(Christopher from Nashville)
As I have no basis for comparison or appreciation of sample size with that kind of figure, I make nothing of it. I will say that the work Swisher's done to rework his swing with hitting coach Kevin Long has paid off handsomely, and that despite the walk rate he's a better hitter now than he was last year - the hits are more valuable than the walks - and he's a big reason the Yanks are in first place despite age catching up to Jeter, A-Rod and Posada. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI'm still at least a little skeptical. If Kevin Long really has that kind of touch, he should be making a lot more than $333,000. But the results have been impressive. (Ben Lindbergh)