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Granderson holds top spot in Yankee Run Factor

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson watches his three-run home

The Yankees' Curtis Granderson watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning against the Rays. (May 16, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

The Yankee seem to be finding their way out of their offensive funk this past week. Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira led the charge each hitting 3 home runs.

Derek Jeter raised his batting avergae from .260 to .268 thanks to four multi-hit games against the Orioles and Mets. 

Here is this week's report (with explanations below the chart): 

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR YRF/G YRF/PA
Francisco Cervelli 7 22 3 7 1 1.286 .409
Curtis Granderson  45 191 32 34 16 1.111 .262
Alex Rodriguez 41 177 28 26 9 1.098 .254
Robinson Cano 44 186 26 28 9 1.023 .242
Mark Teixeira 44 198 27 29 12 1.000 .222
Russell Martin 39 150 21 24 8 0.949 .247
Derek Jeter  43 201 27 15 2 0.930 .199
Nick Swisher 42 176 20 19 2 0.881 .210
Brett Gardner 44 152 23 13 3 0.750 .217
Eric Chavez  17 39 5 6 0 0.647 .282
Jorge Posada 37 142 13 16 6 0.622 .162
Eduardo Nunez 20 37 6 6 1 0.550 .297
Andruw Jones  19 50 3 3 2 0.211 .080
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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