Everyone on the Yankees is the Same (OPS-wise)

KenTremendous

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Up to the Minute OPSes, Yankee Regulars:

Torres: .832
Gregorius: .832
Stanton: .830
Hicks: .833

Andujar is at .851.

This is important and deserves its own thread.
 

jon abbey

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I think McCutchen was right in there too before his 1-9 the last two days.
 

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Up to the Minute OPSes, Yankee Regulars:

Torres: .832
Gregorius: .832
Stanton: .830
Hicks: .833

Andujar is at .851.

This is important and deserves its own thread.
That is pretty wild.

Not as cool as Khris Davis' AVG streak though, which is currently in jeopardy.

2015: .247
2016: .247
2017: .247
2018: .252!
 

EricFeczko

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Up to the Minute OPSes, Yankee Regulars:

Torres: .832
Gregorius: .832
Stanton: .830
Hicks: .833

Andujar is at .851.

This is important and deserves its own thread.
HFS!! They even have the same wRC+!!! We should start a second thread!!!!! From this morning:

Torres: 123
Gregorius: 122
Stanton: 122
Hicks: 126
Andujar: 126

German is at 117

In terms of why it happened, I have two plausible theories:

1) The Yankees players are all clones of one another. Clearly they've been altered superficially to confuse us, but baseball stats don't lie and are apparently driven by gene patterns.
2) Summary statistics like wRC+ and OPS obscure variation in player hitting profiles, and all these players happened to perform similarly this year. Weird measures can occur randomly in small sub-samples of a sparsely sampled high-dimensional space (i.e. curse of dimensionality).
3) The curse of dimensionality has a sinister mastermind behind it, whose goal is to torture you through baseball oddities because they are impossible to explain. Or maybe the mastermind is God, whose goal is to bless you with baseball oddities that are too awesome to explain. Either way.

OK three theories.
 

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The current record for the highest shared homer amount by one team is 3 of 20+ homer seasons, by the 1979 Dodgers: Cey, Garvey, Lopes all had 28. There's an off-chance they break that.

(Record for shared home runs by teammates in the same season is 46 each, by Ruth/Gehrig in 1931.)