A's-Yankees stat pack

A's-Yankees stat pack
May 3, 2013, 12:45 pm
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A career .191 hitter against lefties, Seth Smith is batting .435 against southpaws this season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: A’s-Yankees coverage begins today at 3:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California

The A's open a three-game series in the Bronx, where they are 5-14 all-time at New Yankee Stadium. Process the series' insider stats and dominate the water cooler conversation:

Oakland Athletics This Season
                 vs AL West        vs Others
Record           13-3                3-10
AVG                .282                .216
R/GM               7.0                  3.8
HR                    21                   7
ERA                 3.33               5.68

Oakland Athletics Offensive Ranks
Runs            162          1st
Doubles        70           1st
Walks           138          1st
Steals            25           1st
OB%             .348         2nd
Slug%          .417          6th
AVG            .254          9th
HR                28          t-11th

The A's are 5-14 all-time at New Yankee Stadium and have not pitched well there.

Highest Team ERA at New Yankee Stadium (opened 2009, min 6 games played)
Athletics            7.04
Indians              6.97
Rangers             6.54
Astros               6.24
Angels              6.18

A.J. Griffin was very good in his first 3 starts, not so much in his last 2
                     First 3 Starts          Last 2 Starts
Record                2-0                        0-2
ERA                    2.25                       9.00
Opp Avg            .222                       .277
HR                       1                            4
WHIP                  1.15                    1.145
GB%                   45%                       31%

Most of issues have because of his fastball
Fastballs        First 3 Starts        Last 2 Starts
Opp Avg              .227                     .375
Slug%                  .318                     .750

Fastball Location
                   First 3 Starts          Last 2 Starts
Inside                45%                        23%
Middle               31%                        40%
Outside             24%                        37%

CC Sabathia is not quite the hard-throwing lefty he used to be
Avg Fastball Velocity
2009        94.1
2010        93.6
2011        93.9
2012        92.4
2013        89.8

CC Sabathia Career vs Athletics
                     First 14 Starts          Last 11 Starts
Record                 2-7                           6-1
ERA                     6.84                          2.47
Opp Avg             .312                          .204
WHIP                   1.73                         1.02
Quality Starts        6                              10

Most RBI AL 3rd Baseman
Miguel Cabrera           DET           30
Josh Donaldson          OAK           21
Manny Machado         BAL            18
Evan Longoria            TB              13

Highest Avg vs Left-Handed Pitching (AL)
Alex Gordon           KC           .472
Ronny Cedeno       HOU         .435
Seth Smith             OAK         .435*
Carlos Santana       CLE         .424
Howie Kendrick      LAA        .417
* .191 Career Avg vs LHP entering season

Brandon Moss This Season
                Road         Home
Games        11             14
AVG          .425*        .184
Slug%        .625         .347
HR              2               2
RBI            13              6
*Leads A.L.

Yankees Disabled List
                             2013 Salary
Alex Rodriguez          $28m
Mark Teixeira            $22.5m
Derek Jeter                $17m
Curtis Granderson     $13m
Kevin Youkilis            $12m
Joba Chamberlain      $1.875m
Ivan Nova                   $ .575m
Michael Pineda           $ .528m
Francisco Cervelli       $ .515m

This Day in Yankees History -- May 3, 1946
San Francisco's own Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut in 1936 at the age of 21. Joltin' Joe started in LF, batting 3rd and went 3 for 6 with a triple and an RBI against the St. Louis Browns at Yankee Stadium. DiMaggio finished his rookie season with a .323 average, 29 home runs, 125 RBI, a league-leading 15 triples and a World Series win over the Giants.