Baseball Food For Thought
Category: SportsVia: john-russell • last year • 7 comments
The 2022 Yankees are supposedly one of the best teams of all time , and their won-loss record is indeed very good.
I have a question about their all time greatness though. If they are an all time great team, why are only 4 of their regulars hitting over .250 ?
Their batting average leader, Aaron Judge is hitting .282. As is third baseman DJ LaMahieu.
Stars Giancarlo Stanton , Anthony Rizzo , and Josh Donaldson are all hitting below .235. Only two of their top 7 regulars have an on base percentage of .350 or higher, which is the number where you start to consider really good.
If some of these stats dont improve in the second half the Yankees will be vulnerable to an early playoff exit.