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Yankee Run Factor: Cano climbs two spots

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24)

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) connects for a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning against the Chicago White Sox. (April 26, 2011) Photo Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

Alex Rodriguez still leads the Yankees in runs produced this season, but with a four-homer week, Robinson Cano is gaining ground.

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

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR YRF/G YRF/PA
Alex Rodriguez 21 90 16 18 5 1.381 .322
Robinson Cano 25 106 18 21 8 1.240 .292
Russell Martin 23 85 13 19 6 1.130 .306
Mark Teixeira 24 106 17 17 7 1.125 .255
Nick Swisher 25 106 15 12 1 1.040 .245
Curtis Granderson 25 70 16 18 8 1.040 .371
Francisco Cervelli 1 3 0 1 0 1.000 .333
Derek Jeter 24 107 14 6 0 0.833 .187
Jorge Posada 22 85 9 12 6 0.682 .176
Eric Chavez 16 37 5 5 0 0.625 .270
Brett Gardner 24 82 11 7 3 0.625 .183
Eduardo Nunez  5 6 3 0 0 0.600 .500
Andruw Jones  10 23 2 2 1 0.300 .130
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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