Let’s go further. The 2009 Yankee right-handed batters hit .286 against lefties. This year’s model features righties hitting just .269 against lefties. The entire Yankee lineup hit .286 against lefties last year with a .480 slugging percentage; this year that number is down to a .259 BA with a .429 slugging percentage. Makes you wonder where the Yankees would be without Marcus Thames’s .315 BA and .468 slugging percentage.
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And sure Granderson hit 30 HRs last year. Problem is, he batted a sad .249—the second year in a row his average dropped a sizeable amount. He also only slugged only .453, or about 50 points less than Matsui, or 2 points behind the light-hitting Jeter. His OPS+ was 100 even.
There is no doubt Scott Boras feels what he is doing is in the best interest of his clients. He is not molten hot evil. He is an agent. And according to his black letter reading of “Being An Agent” he feels his be-all end-all is to get his clients as much money as possible.
With Pitchers & Catchers less than a month away and the Hot Stove starting to cool down, let’s prognosticate and see whom we think will make the final 25-man roster for the Yankees.