Alex Rodriguez's batting average over the past 10 games is .179 as the third baseman (7-for-39) continues to struggles since tweaking his oblique muscle.
Yet he's still the leader among regular starters in the Yankee Run Factor. A-Rod produces for 1.214 runs per game, and 0.288 runs per appearance. Those numbers are down from last week's season totals of 1.381 / .322, respectively.
Here is this week's report (with explanations below the chart):
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.
The first equation is R + RBI - HR / G = Runs produced per game, as indicated in the chart above as YRF/G.
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.