Thursday, April 17, 2008

Does Manny kill Yankee pitching?

From Pete Abraham's Yankee Blog:
Manny Being Manny is an insane 52 of 110 (.473) against the Yankees since the start of the 2006 season with 12 homers and 35 RBI in 32 games. He has 53 homers and 153 RBI against the Yankees in his career.
Later in the same post:
He’s .320/.408/.615 in 193 career games against the Yankees and .319/.397/.597 at Yankee Stadium. A .408 career OPB against one team? That is not a small sample size, either.
Two points:
  1. Believe it or not, the evidence from the first selection still constitutes a small sample. One hundred and ten at-bats is not enough to sufficiently eliminate the statistical noise present from random variations.
  2. Manny is a career .313/.409/.593 hitter. He's hit a few more singles against the Yankees, certainly nothing that would cause us to suspect that he kills them.
Manny kills everyone. It is a treat to watch him bat (and field too, but for different reasons). This is not a Yankee related phenomenon.

2 comments:

rklllama said...

I have to say, I'm pretty well amazed by Manny's career numbers. I honestly thought when I started reading that the conclusion would be: I guess maybe Manny does own the Yanks, not Manny does that to every.

dubbschism said...

it's worth noting that in 06 and 07, the yankees pitching staff was 4th and 6th in the league in BAA.