Monday, January 7, 2013
How would a team of '25 Cervellis' do?
By Mark Simon
So Butch Wynegar would like to have 25 Francisco Cervellis on his team. We decided to have some fun and crunch the numbers.
So Yankees Triple-A hitting coach (and former Bronx Bombers catcher) Butch Wynegar says he would take a roster full of Francisco Cervellis on his team any time. "I wish I had 25 Cervellis," Wynegar said of the Yankees' potential starting catcher for 2013.
We can’t necessarily tell you how a roster full of Cervellis would do -- he's not a pitcher, after all. But we can tell you how a lineup of Cervellis would fare at the major league level.
Offensive Winning Percentage
* Estimates how lineup of nine of a particular player would do
* Based on how many runs player creates
* .500 is an average offensive player
* Yankees' 2012 leader: Robinson Cano (.702)
A few decades ago, the sabermetrician Bill James came up with a stat that he called “Offensive Winning Percentage.”
James used it to estimate how many runs a lineup of nine copies of a particular player would produce, given average pitching and average defense.
James incorporated all aspects of a player’s offensive performance (ability to hit, hit for power, draw walks, run the bases) to come up with the number, the calculation for which can be found here.