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Granderson remains first in run factor

Bronx, N.Y. - Friday, June 10, 2011. Curtis

Bronx, N.Y. - Friday, June 10, 2011. Curtis Granderson signals to a friend during batting praactice. N.Y. Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by David Pokress) Photo Credit: David Pokress/David Pokress

The usual suspect were once again at the top of this week's Yankee Run factor. Curtis Granderson continues to hit the long ball as he added three more this week and is one shy of the league lead behind Blue Jays' Jose Bautista. 

Mark Teixeira is hot on the heals of Granderson when it comes to home runs. Tex is tied with Granderson  for the team lead in RBIs with 47. 

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

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR YRF/G YRF/PA
Curtis Granderson 63 277 54 47 20 1.286 .292
Alex Rodriguez  59 256 40 40 13 1.136 .262
Mark Teixeira 62 276 38 47 19 1.065 .239
Robinson Cano 62 262 36 41 12 1.048 .248
Francisco Cervelli 16 50 6 10 1 0.938 .300
Derek Jeter 61 290 39 20 2 0.934 .197
Russell Martin 50 195 24 27 9 0.840 .215
Nick Swisher 59 246 26 27 5 0.814 .195
Brett Gardner 62 209 30 15 3 0.677 .201
Eric Chavez 17 39 5 6 0 0.647 .282
Jorge Posada 50 189 14 20 6 0.560 .148
Andruw Jones 25 71 7 10 4 0.520 .183
Eduardo Nunez 31 60 8 7 1 0.452 .233
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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