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Checking on players recently traded by Yanks

With the trade deadline looming, I thought it would be interesting to check in on some ex-Yankees. I found a lot of the pitchers recently included in deals are performing well.  This bodes well for the team in future trade negotiations as it shows that the Yanks are developing good players and that Cashman gives good value in deals.

There are a lot of ex-Yankee pitchers doing well . Off the top of my head, Ian Kennedy, Tyler Clippard, Micheal Dunn, Daniel McCutcheon, Jose Veras, Mark Melancon & Jeff Karstens are all having very good years.

Karsten surprised me the most….he’s 8-5 with a 2.28 ERA which is 2nd in the NL. However, he seems to be having excellent luck with a 4.41 FIP and only a 4.8 k/9. Then, how does he do it? Well, he limits walks with a 1.49 bb rate which is 2nd in the NL and he’s pitched awesome with runners on base. He has a MLB-leading 86.6% Left on Base % and is 2nd in the NL with a minute .227 BABIP, which means he is due for a serious regression. But good for Jeff and the Pirates. there are a lot of former Yanks on the upstart Pirates.

Here are some numbers for some recent ex-Yanks:

Pitchers

 

W-L

 

ERA

 

FIP

 

K/9

 

BB/9

 

 

Ian Kennedy

 

11-3

 

3.22

 

3.56

 

7.5

 

2.5

 

 

Jeff Karstens

 

8-5

 

2.28

 

4.41

 

4.8

 

1.5

 

 

Tyler Clippard

 

1-0

 

1.73

 

3.32

 

11.3

 

3.1

 

25 Holds

 

Mark Melancon

 

5-3

 

2.91

 

3.34

 

7.4

 

3.3

 

8 saves

 

Jose Veras

 

2-3

 

3.48

 

3.66

 

9.2

 

4.7

 

19 Holds

 

Dan McCutcheon

 

3-1

 

2.13

 

3.86

 

4.6

 

2.5

 

8 Holds

 

Michael Dunn

 

5-5

 

3.49

 

4.39

 

9.9

 

5.1

 

10 Holds

 

Phil Coke

 

1-8

 

4.68

 

3.81

 

4.5

 

3.4

 

3 Holds

 

Hitters

 

AVG

 

HR

 

RBI

 

SB

 

OPS

 

WAR

 

Melky Cabrera

 

.294

 

12

 

57

 

14

 

.785

 

3.2

 

Austin Jackson

 

.243

 

4

 

23

 

16

 

.668

 

0.9

 

Wilson Betemit

 

.278

 

3

 

27

 

3

 

.737

 

0.3

 

Jose Tabata

 

.265

 

3

 

15

 

14

 

.705

 

1.2