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New York Yankees: Ramiro Pena or Eduardo Nunez in the Playoffs?

looking at the Yankees playoff roster, there are about 21 spots that are locked down already and just a few that are up for grabs. One spot that could make for a good debate is the utility infielder spot, and it comes down to Ramiro Pena or Eduardo Nunez.

Pena probably has the upper hand in this battle. He’s been with the team since early last season, while Nunez has only played in 29 big league games. Nunez probably has the advantage with the bat, though.

Pena put up a lowly 79 OPS+ over 115 at bats last season and topped that with a 38 OPS+ in 147 at bats this year. Pena has quite the split, though, and isn’t that bad against righties, putting up a 128 OPS+ against them. Against lefties, he has a -5 OPS+. That’s right: a ...

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