Keeping the Director of Player Personnel Busy

The Yankees have somehow managed to stay above .500 despite numerous injuries to key contributors.  They’ve already had 50 different players suit up for them in 2013, just one short of the franchise record, and we haven’t even had the September call-ups:

Year W L W-L% Finish #Bat 
2008 89 73 .549 3rd of 5 51
2005 95 67 .586 1st of 5 51
2013 68 61 .527 4th of 5 50
2007 94 68 .580 2nd of 5 49
2006 97 65 .599 1st of 5 49
2003 101 61 .623 1st of 5 49
1989 74 87 .460 5th of 7 49
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/25/2013.

 

“You can’t tell the players without a scorecard” really rings true for this year’s Bomber squad.  They will probably set a record for most players with fewer than 100 plate appearances for their team in a season, even WITH Jeter and Rodriguez probably coming off this list (we are excluding rookies and/or pitchers here):

Year Tm # with < 100 PAs Players
2013 New York Yankees 13 Brennan Boesch / Reid Brignac / Francisco Cervelli / Luis Cruz / Ben Francisco / Alberto Gonzalez / Travis Ishikawa / Derek Jeter / Brent Lillibridge / Chris Nelson / Mark Reynolds / Alex Rodriguez / Mark Teixeira
1955 Chicago White Sox 11 Bobby Adams / Jim Brideweser / Phil Cavarretta / Gil Coan / Clint Courtney / Johnny Groth / Willard Marshall / Ed McGhee / Les Moss / Ron Northey / Vern Stephens
2007 Oakland Athletics 10 Hiram Bocachica / Rob Bowen / Milton Bradley / Dee Brown / Jeff DaVanon / Bobby Kielty / Ryan Langerhans / Adam Melhuse / Chris Snelling / Todd Walker
1995 California Angels 10 Mike Aldrete / Andy Allanson / Rod Correia / Dave Gallagher / Rene Gonzales / Jose Lind / Carlos Martinez / Eduardo Perez / Dick Schofield / Chris Turner
1995 Texas Rangers 10 Esteban Beltre / Steve Buechele / Eric Fox / Billy Hatcher / Sam Horn / Candy Maldonado / John Marzano / Dave Valle / Jack Voigt / Craig Worthington
1982 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Dick Davis / Richie Hebner / John Milner / Willie Montanez / Jim Morrison / Wayne Nordhagen / Nelson Norman / Ken Reitz / Bill Robinson / Willie Stargell
1972 Oakland Athletics 10 Brant Alyea / Curt Blefary / Ollie Brown / Ron Clark / Dick Green / Larry Haney / Mike Hegan / Marty Martinez / Dal Maxvill / Don Mincher
1960 Baltimore Orioles 10 Bob Boyd / Joe Ginsberg / Gene Green / Billy Klaus / Dave Philley / John Powers / Del Rice / Willie Tasby / Valmy Thomas / Bobby Thomson
1918 Cleveland Indians 10 Bob Bescher / Josh Billings / Jack Farmer / Gus Getz / Al Halt / Marty Kavanagh / Eddie Onslow / Germany Schaefer / Pinch Thomas / Rip Williams
1909 Washington Senators 10 Cliff Blankenship / Gavvy Cravath / Jerry Freeman / Bob Ganley / Doc Gessler / Mike Kahoe / Jimmy Sebring / Bill Shipke / Jack Slattery / Jesse Tannehill

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