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Wednesday
Oct032012

Mark Teixeira's (below) average season

Mark Teixeira is having a relatively average baseball season for average players, but it is a below average season for him.

Teixeira is hitting .252 with 24 homers and 83 RBITeixeira is now a lifetime .279 hitter, but it is a pretty sharp decline from the .290 lifetime avg. he had as recently as 2009.

Teixeira is on the minds of Yankee Universe after a particularly awful night last night. Yes, the Yankees are happy to have him back in the lineup following a couple of weeks of calf trouble but last night was brutal. Last night, he went 0-for-6 for just the fifth time in his career.

RkDateTmOppRsltPAABBBSOGDP
1 2012-10-02 NYY BOS W 4-3 6 6 0 0 2
2 2011-06-16 NYY TEX W 3-2 6 6 0 0 0
3 2010-06-05 NYY TOR L 2-3 6 6 0 5 0
4 2009-08-07 NYY BOS W 2-0 7 6 1 2 0
5 2008-03-31 ATL PIT L 11-12 6 6 0 1 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 10/3/2012. 

 

The two DPs he hit into were brutal as they both came with runners on first and third and one out to end the Yankee threats and innings. His third time to the plate the Yanks had runners on first and second and his ground ball to short would have been another DP had their not been two out already.

His fourth time to the plate was as a leadoff batter and he fouled out to first. Teixeira tripled-down on his bad night in the night in the 9th when with the sacks full and the score tied with one out, he weakly flew out to short center as he broke his bat (I suspect it self-broke out of frustration). His sixth and final time to plate of the night was his highlight when he merely grounded out to the third to start the 12th, the inning the Yankees scored the winning run.

Teixeira's glove is an enormous benefit to New York and the threat that the switch-hitter provides still carries weight. But understand, that this season has been a struggle for Teixeira.

Texeira against lefties

Teixeira is hitting .269 with 10 homers and .531 slugging pct.

Teixeira against righties

Teixeira is hitting .242 with 14 homers and a .443 slugging pct.Teixeira's numbers are pretty similar no matter what the circumstances.

Teixeira with men on

Teixeira is hitting .259 with 14 homers and a .533 slugging pct.

Teixeira with the bases empty

Teixeira is hitting .246 with 10 homers and a .428 slugging pct.

Teixeira with runners in scoring position

Teixeira is hitting .234 with 6 homers and a .460 slugging pct.

As consistently mediocre as Teixeira has been in the hitting situations above, he has been terrible in RISP w/2 outs situations.

Teixeira is hitting .127 with 3 homers and a .309 slugging pct.

That last category is reminiscent of Texeira's overall performance in the 2011 ALDS against Detroit.

In the 2011 postseason, in 18 at bats Teixeira had three hits.

Teixeira hit .167 with two doubles and a .278 slugging pct.The Yankees need a healthy Teixeira and they really need a Teixeira who will hit, particularly with runners on base.

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