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Yankees Analysis

Anthony Rizzo and the difficulties of evaluating defense at first base

The defensive metrics don’t exactly love Rizzo’s glove this year, but they don’t really tell the whole story.

What happened to Gerrit Cole’s curve?

What was once a reliable outpitch is disappearing from the ace’s repertoire.

Clarke Schmidt learned the whirly slider to create separation off his curveball

Clarke Schmidt has added separation between his slider and curveball, giving him two distinct strikeout weapons.

DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres are hitting fastballs in 2022

Two key Yankees have bounced back at the plate in 2022

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Matt Carpenter (6/2)

This battle versus Ohtani was one for the ages.

The Yankees’ incredible pitching run benefits everyone

The Yankees are getting remarkable length and performances out of their starters, and the benefits stretch well beyond just the staff.

Jameson Taillon is picking his spots, locating, and dominating

The right-hander is having a career year as he picks the right spots to use his repertoire, and locating it well.

Why Matt Carpenter’s hot start is for real

Carpenter is looking like the three-time All-Star version from his days with the Cardinals.

Jordan Montgomery looks poised for a career season

Even without getting many strikeouts, the left-hander is doing an excellent job of shutting down his opponents.

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Gleyber Torres (5/29)

Torres’ home run against McClanahan was his most impressive this year.

Long-range roster management will help Yanks decide trade chips

Forthcoming Rule-5 eligibility and minor league options play a role in determining prospects to market.

Yankees’ defense at third base has become a major strength

The Yankees’ offseason tweaks have turned the hot corner from a weakness into a strength.

Dallas Keuchel: Noted Yankee killer, potential Yankee?

If Keuchel is willing to accept a bullpen role, should the Yankees pick him up with all the recent injuries?

Is there anything left in Joey Gallo?

It’s not all bleak for the struggling star.

At long last, Gleyber Torres is looking like a starting-caliber player for the Yankees

With offensive and defensive improvements, the Yankees infielder has bounced back nicely after two down years.

King’s improved four-seamer creates separation off his sinker’s movement

The added life on the four-seamer allows it and his sinker to both play up.

Aaron Judge is somehow beating expectations

Aaron Judge has had a tremendous start, ranking well against past Yankees, MVPs, and his own past performances.

Should the Yankees be worried about Michael King?

The right-handed reliever has hit a wall in recent outings, and his ERA has gone up in a hurry.

Jose Trevino should be the Yankees’ starting catcher

He’s better than Kyle Higsahioka in just about every department.

Sevy’s redesigned slider creates separation from his new cutter

The two pitches form a lethal pairing capable of striking out any hitter.

Separation: A new pitching series from PSA

There is something special taking place under the tutelage of Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake.

Fielding Independent Prism: How we see Gerrit Cole’s start against the O’s

What do you value in a pitching line?

Yankees At-Bat of the Week: Aaron Judge (5/22)

Judge’s clutch home runs are coming in bunches.

Continuing to fix Jonathan Loáisiga

Translating the data into video evidence.

JP Sears is getting another well-deserved chance to prove he belongs

Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he will "likely" start tomorrow, but even after that, he has done more than enough to stick around.

Filling the Green Void: Miguel Castro

With Green’s injury, how does Miguel Castro now fit into the bullpen?

Anthony Rizzo’s predictability is showing itself

Anthony Rizzo has cooled off after a hot April, and although not a lot has changed, opposing defenses are taking their toll.

On the always developing concept of seam-shifted wake

Michael King and Clay Holmes are prime examples of harnessing seam-shifted wake.

The implications of Luis Gil’s injury

Luis Gil’s injury is the first fault line in the Yankees’ overall health this year.

A different look at the Anthony Rizzo signing

Anthony Rizzo was a low-risk signing, and he’s paid off big time already.

Aaron Hicks’ lack of production is starting to become an issue for the Yankees

The Yankees’ outfielder is still showing an elite ability to draw walks, but not much else. Should he start losing playing time?

DJ LeMahieu isn’t hitting offspeed pitches, or his lofty expectations

Once a strength, the infielder has had trouble hitting non-fastballs, and hasn’t quite hit the way he made us expect him to.