Curtis Granderson continues his MVP-like season remaining on top of the Yankee Run Factor by a decent margin. Nick Swisher increased his YRF/G last week with two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored against the Mariners and Orioles. He also raised his season average from .258 to .270.
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.
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