1988 New York Yankees
85 - 76
1987 / 1989 (Organization)
5th place in the AL East (3.5 GB)
Home Record:
Away Record:
46 - 34 (.575)
39 - 42 (.481)
+3.0 wins
+1.6 wins
   
Scored/Expected: 772 / 700 ( +72 )
Allowed/Expected: 748 / 702 ( -46 )
Pyth Record: 83 - 78 (+2)
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Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 2,633,701 Avg Att: 32,921 (1.31)
Att Rank: 2 / 14 Lg Avg: 25,199
       
Park Factor: 0.99    
HR Factor: 1.01 R/L HR: 0.92 / 1.24
Notes:


Transactions

Filters
Time Frame
To / From
Date          
WAR
Player
Pos
Transaction
10
15
1987
Paul Zuvella
SS
29.0
Released
NYA
-1.7
-0.6
11
2
1987
Juan Bonilla
2B
32.7
Released
NYA
2.3
0.0
11
2
1987
Al Holland
RP
35.2
Released
NYA
12.1
0.0
11
2
1987
Lenn Sakata
2B
33.4
Released
NYA
4.1
0.0
11
2
1987
Don Slaught
C
29.1
Received in Trade
TEX
NYA
5.2
14.2
3.6
11
9
1987
Bill Gullickson
SP
28.7
Free Agency Granted
NYA
17.8
5.8
11
9
1987
Tommy John
SP
44.5
Free Agency Granted
NYA
62.0
-0.0
11
9
1987
Dave Righetti
RP
28.9
Free Agency Granted
NYA
21.3
0.6
11
10
1987
Brad Arnsberg
RP
24.2
Traded Away
NYA
TEX
0.1
0.6
1.4
11
11
1987
Steve Shields
RP
28.9
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
-1.4
-0.7
-0.0
11
12
1987
Steve Rosenberg
RP
23.0
Traded Away
NYA
CHA
0.0
-1.2
-0.8
11
12
1987
Mark Salas
C
26.7
Traded Away
NYA
CHA
2.3
-0.3
0.3
11
12
1987
Dan Pasqua
LF
26.1
Traded Away
NYA
CHA
3.1
7.8
7.8
11
12
1987
Scott Nielsen
SP
28.9
Received in Trade
CHA
NYA
-0.3
-0.5
-0.5
11
12
1987
Richard Dotson
SP
28.8
Received in Trade
CHA
NYA
16.9
-0.6
-0.5
11
17
1987
Alvaro Espinoza
SS
25.7
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
-0.3
4.3
3.5
12
11
1987
Victor Garcia
Received in Trade
NYN
NYA
0.0
0.0
0.0
12
11
1987
Rafael Santana
SS
29.9
Received in Trade
NYN
NYA
1.2
-0.7
-0.6
12
11
1987
Steve Frey
RP
24.4
Traded Away
NYA
NYN
0.0
2.6
0.0
12
11
1987
Phil Lombardi
C
24.8
Traded Away
NYA
NYN
0.2
-0.2
-0.2
12
11
1987
Darren Reed
RF
22.2
Traded Away
NYA
NYN
0.0
-0.6
0.4
12
18
1987
Rich Bordi
RP
28.7
Released
NYA
1.4
-0.2
12
21
1987
Mike Easler
LF
37.1
Released
NYA
12.9
0.0
12
21
1987
Tommy John
SP
44.6
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
62.0
-0.0
-0.0
12
21
1987
Ron Kittle
LF
30.0
Released
NYA
2.1
2.7
12
22
1987
Henry Cotto
CF
27.0
Traded Away
NYA
SEA
1.1
3.1
2.9
12
22
1987
Steve Trout
SP
30.4
Traded Away
NYA
SEA
16.3
-2.8
-2.8
12
22
1987
Wade Taylor
SP
22.2
Received in Trade
SEA
NYA
0.0
-0.7
-0.7
12
22
1987
Clay Parker
SP
25.0
Received in Trade
SEA
NYA
-0.3
2.0
1.6
12
22
1987
Lee Guetterman
RP
29.1
Received in Trade
SEA
NYA
-0.0
3.7
4.2
12
23
1987
Dave Righetti
RP
29.1
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
21.3
0.6
2.0
1
6
1988
Jack Clark
RF
32.2
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
40.3
12.7
2.8
1
15
1988
John Candelaria
SP
34.2
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
38.5
3.9
2.6
2
25
1988
Jose Cruz
LF
40.6
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
54.8
-0.5
-0.5
3
29
1988
Pete Filson
SW
29.5
Released
NYA
3.5
-0.8
3
30
1988
Hipolito Pena
RP
24.2
Received in Trade
PIT
NYA
-0.8
-0.0
-0.0
3
30
1988
Orestes Destrade
1B
25.9
Traded Away
NYA
PIT
-0.1
-1.8
-0.2
4
4
1988
Rick Cerone
C
33.9
Released
NYA
3.9
4.3
4
4
1988
Pete Filson
SW
29.5
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
3.5
-0.8
0.0
4
4
1988
Jerry Royster
3B
35.5
Released
NYA
3.3
-0.7
5
7
1988
Chris Chambliss
1B
39.4
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
27.4
-0.0
-0.0
5
10
1988
Chris Chambliss
1B
39.4
Released
NYA
27.4
0.0
6
1
1988
Jeff Johnson
SP
21.8
Amateur Draft (Round 6)
NYA
0.0
-2.5
-2.5
6
1
1988
Pat Kelly
2B
20.6
Amateur Draft (Round 9)
NYA
0.0
4.9
4.7
6
1
1988
Kenny Greer
RP
21.1
Amateur Draft (Round 10)
NYA
0.0
-0.5
0.0
6
1
1988
Andy Cook
RP
20.8
Amateur Draft (Round 11)
NYA
0.0
0.0
0.0
6
1
1988
Frank Seminara
SP
21.0
Amateur Draft (Round 12)
NYA
0.0
0.2
0.0
6
1
1988
Bobby Munoz
SP
20.2
Amateur Draft (Round 15)
NYA
0.0
0.4
-0.2
6
1
1988
Jerry Nielsen
RP
21.8
Amateur Draft (Round 18)
NYA
0.0
-0.2
0.1
6
1
1988
Mike Draper
RP
21.7
Amateur Draft (Round 26)
NYA
0.0
0.2
0.0
6
1
1988
Russ Davis
3B
18.7
Amateur Draft (Round 29)
NYA
0.0
-0.3
0.3
6
1
1988
Deion Sanders
CF
20.8
Amateur Draft (Round 30)
NYA
0.0
5.5
-0.1
6
1
1988
Joe Vitiello
DH
18.1
Amateur Draft (Round 31) Did Not Sign
NYA
0.0
-0.5
0.0
6
1
1988
John Cummings
RP
19.1
Amateur Draft (Round 32) Did Not Sign
NYA
0.0
-0.8
0.0
6
1
1988
Orlando Palmeiro
LF
19.4
Amateur Draft (Round 43) Did Not Sign
NYA
0.0
2.8
0.0
6
1
1988
Fernando Vina
2B
19.1
Amateur Draft (Round 51) Did Not Sign
NYA
0.0
12.1
0.0
6
20
1988
Kevin Mmahat
SP
23.6
Purchased
TEX
NYA
0.0
-0.5
-0.5
7
15
1988
Amalio Carreno
RP
24.3
Traded Away
NYA
PHI
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
7
15
1988
Luis Aguayo
SS
29.3
Received in Trade
PHI
NYA
3.7
-0.9
-0.7
7
21
1988
Ken Phelps
DH
34.0
Received in Trade
SEA
NYA
9.3
0.2
1.1
7
21
1988
Rich Balabon
Traded Away
NYA
SEA
0.0
0.0
0.0
7
21
1988
Jay Buhner
RF
23.9
Traded Away
NYA
SEA
-0.1
22.9
22.9
7
22
1988
Jose Cruz
LF
41.0
Released
NYA
54.3
0.0
8
14
1988
Tim Stoddard
RP
35.6
Released
NYA
4.4
0.4
8
30
1988
Cecilio Guante
RP
28.6
Traded Away
NYA
TEX
6.1
0.1
0.4
8
30
1988
Dale Mohorcic
RP
32.6
Received in Trade
TEX
NYA
4.5
0.1
-0.5
9
29
1988
Mark Leiter
SP
25.5
Signed as a Free Agent
NYA
0.0
3.2
-0.5
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Trades


11 / 10 / 1987
Texas Rangers Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
NYA
23.3
0.1
0.6
1.4
0.0
Totals      
0.1
0.6
1.4
0.0
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
C
TEX
28.2
5.2
14.2
3.6
1.8
Totals      
5.2
14.2
3.6
1.8
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.6
14.2
13.6
 
0.0
1.8
1.8
14.2
0.6
-13.6
 
1.8
0.0
-1.8



11 / 12 / 1987
Chicago White Sox Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
LF
NYA
25.2
3.1
7.8
7.8
1.9
C
NYA
25.8
2.3
-0.3
0.3
0.3
RP
NYA
22.1
0.0
-1.2
-0.8
0.3
Totals      
5.4
6.2
7.3
2.5
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
CHA
27.9
16.9
-0.6
-0.5
-0.1
SP
CHA
28.0
-0.3
-0.5
-0.5
-0.4
Totals      
16.6
-1.1
-1.0
-0.5
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-1.1
6.2
7.4
 
-0.5
2.5
3.0
6.2
-1.1
-7.4
 
2.5
-0.5
-3.0



12 / 11 / 1987
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SS
NYN
28.9
1.2
-0.7
-0.6
-0.6
Victor Garcia
NYN
Totals      
1.2
-0.7
-0.6
-0.6
New York Mets Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
NYA
23.4
0.0
2.6
0.0
0.0
RF
NYA
21.2
0.0
-0.6
0.4
0.0
C
NYA
23.8
0.2
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
Totals      
0.2
1.7
0.2
0.0
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.7
1.7
2.4
 
-0.6
0.0
0.6
1.7
-0.7
-2.4
 
0.0
-0.6
-0.6



12 / 22 / 1987
Seattle Mariners Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
NYA
29.4
16.3
-2.8
-2.8
-1.5
CF
NYA
26.0
1.1
3.1
2.9
0.9
Totals      
17.4
0.4
0.2
-0.6
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
SEA
28.1
-0.0
3.7
4.2
0.2
SP
SEA
24.0
-0.3
2.0
1.6
0.0
SP
SEA
21.2
0.0
-0.7
-0.7
0.0
Totals      
-0.4
5.0
5.1
0.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.4
5.0
4.7
 
-0.6
0.2
0.8
5.0
0.4
-4.7
 
0.2
-0.6
-0.8



3 / 30 / 1988
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
PIT
23.9
-0.8
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
Totals      
-0.8
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
Pittsburgh Pirates Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
1B
NYA
25.6
-0.1
-1.8
-0.2
-0.2
Totals      
-0.1
-1.8
-0.2
-0.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-1.8
-0.0
1.7
 
-0.2
-0.0
0.2
-0.0
-1.8
-1.7
 
-0.0
-0.2
-0.2



7 / 15 / 1988
Philadelphia Phillies Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
NYA
23.7
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
Totals      
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SS
PHI
28.8
3.7
-0.9
-0.7
-0.7
Totals      
3.7
-0.9
-0.7
-0.7
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.9
-0.3
0.6
 
-0.7
0.0
0.7
-0.3
-0.9
-0.6
 
0.0
-0.7
-0.7



7 / 21 / 1988
Seattle Mariners Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RF
NYA
23.4
-0.1
22.9
22.9
2.6
Troy Evers
NYA
Rich Balabon
NYA
Totals      
-0.1
22.9
22.9
2.6
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
DH
SEA
33.4
9.3
0.2
1.1
0.7
Totals      
9.3
0.2
1.1
0.7
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.2
22.9
22.7
 
0.7
2.6
2.0
22.9
0.2
-22.7
 
2.6
0.7
-2.0



8 / 30 / 1988
Texas Rangers Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
NYA
27.9
6.1
0.1
0.4
0.2
Totals      
6.1
0.1
0.4
0.2
New York Yankees Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
TEX
31.9
4.5
0.1
-0.5
0.8
Totals      
4.5
0.1
-0.5
0.8
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.1
0.1
0.0
 
0.8
0.2
-0.6
0.1
0.1
-0.0
 
0.2
0.8
0.6



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