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Cano moves ahead of A-Rod in Yankee Run Factor

New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, right, celebrates his

New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Mark Teixeira (25) during the sixth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 8-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass

Robinson Cano moved ahead of Alex Rodriguez in the Yankee Run Factor thanks to a blistering August of seven home runs and 27 RBIs. He still has three more games to pad those stats. He's currently hitting .333 in August, which is the highest for any month in 2011.

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR YRF/G YRF/PA
Curtis Granderson 129 578 121 107 38 1.473 .329
Robinson Cano  130 557 84 95 23 1.200 .280
Alex Rodriguez 84 363 57 53 14 1.143 .264
Mark Teixeira 130 579 80 99 35 1.108 .249
Derek Jeter 107 501 69 48 4 1.056 .226
Nick Swisher 125 534 69 75 20 0.992 .232
Russell Martin 104 409 49 59 17 0.875 .222
Francisco Cervelli  38 118 13 18 1 0.789 .254
Brett Gardner  129 487 73 32 5 0.775 .205
Eric Chavez 37 113 12 15 1 0.703 .230
Andruw Jones 60 164 20 28 11 0.617 .216
Eduardo Nunez 89 268 31 27 4 0.607 .201
Jorge Posada 100 345 31 39 12 0.580 .168
Brandon Laird 4 9 1 1 0 0.500 .222
Ramiro Pena 14 29 3 2 1 0.286 .138
Chris Dickerson 41 31 6 4 0 0.244 .323
Gustavo Molina  3 6 0 0 0 0.000 .000


What is the Yankee Run Factor? 

The Yankee Run Factor is a fairly simple statistical metric. It takes the "Runs produced" sabermetric created by Bill James and divides it in two different ways.

Equation 1

The first equation is R + RBI - HR / G = Runs produced per game, as indicated in the chart above as YRF/G.

Equation 2

The second equation is R + RBI - HR / PA = Runs produced per plate appearance, as indicated in the chart above as YRF/PA.

The Yankee Run Factor is updated every Monday | Past Yankee Run Factor reports.

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