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# Granderson still first in Yankee Run Factor

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees connects on a first inning base hit against the Baltimore Orioles. (July 31, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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.

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR YRF/G YRF/PA
Curtis Granderson 104 460 94 78 28 1.385 .313
Alex Rodriguez  80 344 53 52 13 1.150 .267
Robinson Cano 105 447 66 68 16 1.124 .264
Mark Teixeira 105 464 63 79 29 1.076 .244
Nick Swisher 100 422 54 62 14 1.020 .242
Derek Jeter 84 391 50 36 4 0.976 .210
Francisco Cervelli 30 96 11 15 1 0.833 .260
Russell Martin 82 328 35 40 10 0.793 .198
Eric Chavez 21 54 8 8 0 0.762 .296
Brett Gardner  105 381 55 27 4 0.743 .205
Eduardo Nunez 68 199 23 24 3 0.647 .221
Andruw Jones 45 124 15 21 7 0.644 .234
Jorge Posada 85 299 23 30 9 0.518 .147
Brandon Laird 4 9 1 1 0 0.500 .222
Ramiro Pena 14 29 3 2 1 0.286 .138
Chris Dickerson 41 31 6 4 0 0.244 .323
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.

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