I've been looking at our run differentials and decided to break them down a bit. This may or may not be valid but that can be discussed also.
First of all, here is the methodology I used. The Yankees had a run differential of +210 and the Jays were -18 so their total difference is 228. The offensive difference in runs scored between the Yankees and Jays is 124 runs. This leaves 104 runs (228-124) to account for in fielding + defense. The Yankees Fangraphs Fld is +23.2 while the Jays is -16.0 for a difference of 39.2 runs. The pitching difference is then 104 - 39.2 = 64.8 runs.
In summary the 228 run difference can be broken down into:
- Offense , 124 runs , 54.4%
- Pitching , 64.8 runs , 28.4%
- Defense , 39.2 runs , 17.2%
I did the same thing for the Rays:
- Offense , -36 runs , -32.4%
- Pitching , 76.3 runs , 68.7%
- Defense , 54.7 runs , 63.7%
And the Red Sox:
- Offense , 132 runs , 84.6%
- Pitching , -34.8 runs , -22.3%
- Defense , 58.8 runs , 37.7%
Overall there is a 495 run combined difference for the 3 teams:
- Offense , 220 runs , 44.4%
- Pitching , 106.3 runs , 21.5%
- Defense , 168.7 runs , 34.1%
Once again, I'm not sure about the validity of doing it this way but you can discuss that too. Hopefully there are no math errors though.
What do the Jays most need to improve?
Pitching (64 votes)
Offense (9 votes)
Defense (7 votes)
No preference to any one area (9 votes)
89 total votes