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Taking a Look at OPS+

though I almost always have more pressing things I should be attending to, I can’t help myself from looking through baseball-reference.com’s Yankees page.  For today, I thought it would be interesting to see who the Yankees’ best hitters have been.  Not defense, not baserunning—just swinging the bat.

One of the more useful stats for looking at just hitting, in my opinion, is OPS+.  This ignores things: not only baserunning and defense, but also positional value.  So again, we’re just looking at hitting.

I ignored anyone with less than 50 plate appearances and anyone with under 150 I denote with an asterisk, as they are either a part-time ...

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