Analyzing the Yankees 2016 MLB Trade Deadline by Prospect Surplus Value

The New York Yankees were able to turn $4.6 million of this year’s money into over $190 million of future money at the 2016 Trade Deadline. Here’s how they were able to pull it off.

Reviewing First Half Rotation Matchup Luck

It should come as no surprise that teams like the Cardinals, Cubs, Mets, Giants, and Indians appear toward the top of a starting pitching quality list. But not only do they rate highly in quality, but they also seem to have had a little luck on their side in terms rotation matchups with their opponents. On the contrary, seeing teams like the Braves or Reds toward the bottom isn’t all that revelatory. But what a team does against the pitching they do face can speak volumes.

Which Teams Use Their Bullpens Optimally?

Teams with deep bullpens like the Royals, Yankees, and Orioles can stretch their success even further by using their resources in the most optimal manner. By correlating game context and reliever ability, they can conserve inning counts for each reliever and prevent fatigue and meaningless usage. The metric presented here attempts to quantify this usage, with the caveats of small sample sizes and the lack of quality interpretation.