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Granderson leads Yankee Run Factor

Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after

Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run against the Athletics during the first inning. (May 31, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Curtis Granderson continues to lead the Yankee Run Factor with a decent West Coast trip with one homer and 5 RBIs. Mark Teixeira now leads the Yankees in home runs with 18. Despite the .258 average, he continues to hit the ball out of the yard and drive in runs. 

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

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR YRF/G YRF/PA
Curtis Granderson 57 247 46 41 17 1.228 .238
Alex Rodriguez  53 228 35 33 10 1.094 .254
Robinson Cano 56 237 33 38 12 1.054 .249
Mark Teixeira 56 252 35 41 18 1.036 .230
Francisco Cervelli 11 35 3 8 1 0.909 .286
Derek Jeter 55 260 34 16 2 0.873 .185
Russell Martin 48 187 23 27 9 0.854 .219
Nick Swisher 53 222 25 24 5 0.830 .198
Eric Chavez 17 39 5 6 0 0.647 .282
Brett Gardner 56 188 25 14 3 0.643 .191
Andruw Jones 24 50 7 10 4 0.542 .260
Jorge Posada 45 169 13 17 6 0.533 .142
Eduardo Nunez 26 53 6 7 1 0.462 .226
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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