Didi Gregorius New York Yankees

Age: 28 (February 18, 1990) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. | Bats: Left SS-132 PH-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG K% K/W BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ARI AAA 2014 57 226 42 70 24 26 14 4 3 25 3 0 .310 .389 .447 10 1.1 .338 n/a
ARI NL 2014 80 270 35 61 22 52 9 5 6 27 3 0 .226 .290 .363 18 2.4 .257 37/20/43 5 6
NYY AL 2015 155 525 57 139 33 85 24 2 9 56 5 3 .265 .318 .370 15 2.6 .297 45/21/34 13 13
NYY AL 2016 153 562 68 155 19 82 32 2 20 70 7 1 .276 .304 .447 14 4.3 .290 40/20/40 21 20
NYY A+ 2017 5 18 2 8 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 .444 .474 .667 5 1.0 .438 n/a
NYY AL 2017 136 534 73 153 25 70 27 0 25 87 3 1 .287 .318 .478 12 2.8 .287 36/20/44 23 21
NYY AL 2018 134 504 89 135 48 69 23 5 27 86 10 6 .268 .335 .494 12 1.4 .259 39/20/42 26 24
Career 7yrs 769 2772 370 739 184 428 131 17 94 356 28 13 .267 .317 .428 14 2.3 .283 n/a
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Injury added to insult with the news about Didi.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 13

Yes, great player for many reasons.  But he led the league in OBA *4 times*.  Lifetime OBA just under .400.  And, yet, he seems think that being scrappy is the most important thing.  Odd.  Yeah, Joe, you had power, speed, and got on base.  But you were scrappy, too.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Oct 9

Not only the walks.  He also was a highly proficient basestealler (not just prolific) and base runner.  He's 11th all-time in SB (8th at the time of his retirement).  

The only players with 80%+ SB success rate and 500+ SB career (CS was not officially recorded for many years) are:

Tim Raines

Willie Wilson

Davey Lopes

Ichiro!

Joe Morgan

Vince Coleman

Rickey Henderson

Jose Reyes

Only Tim Raines has both more steals and a higher success rate than Joe Morgan, although Ichiro, Morgan, Coleman, Henderson, and Reyes are all pretty close in terms of rate.

Morgan ranks 8th in B-WAR-baserunning behind only:

Rickey

Willie Wilson

Tim Raines

Louis Aparicio

Max Carey

Davey Lopes

Barry Larkin

ahead of 

Ozzie Smith

Kenny Lofton

Paul Molitor

Lou Brock

Willie Mays

Johnny Damon

Vince Coleman

Jimmy Rollins

Willie Davis

Ichiro!

and

Bert Campaneris for the top 20.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 9

John Smoltz and Joe Morgan share the price for becoming Grumpy Old Men About These Kids Today ONE SECOND after they retired.  Particularly ironic with Morgan, who drew a jillion walks (which was a huge part of his value), and mumbles about how analytics have ruined the game.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Oct 9

While you were posting here, Mike, I was posting under Muncy.

I'm in the John Smoltz camp, obviously.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 9

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a bicycle.  I almost came out of my chair when I saw him bunting.  "WHAT?"

Mike Dean TMU2009
Oct 9

But if Didi beats it out, which he would have if the bunt was a little more towards the line, you have two on, no outs, and three righty power hitters coming up. In a 1-0 game in the second inning.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 9

Stanton singles and Didi, for some reason, bunts him over.  Sterling loves the decision.  The anti-analytics crowd always talks about situations---you have to look at the situation, not just the aggregate data, and for them "situation" translates into one run deficits in the late innings against Jansen or suchlike.

This situation?  A lefty power hitter bunted down 1-0 to Nathan Eovaldi in the 2nd with two righties coming up, one of which, Gary Sanchez, hit about .120 this year.

Two groundouts later, no remarks about how the situation played out.

Mike Landau ML-
Oct 9

It's so funny...Didi is so unappreciated playing for the premier team in baseball.

Judge and Stanton steal the headlines, but good grief, Didi is the MVP of this team - no doubt. That will show as the season plugs along.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Apr 25

A six-win player over the last calendar year. Jeter topped that four times: 1998, 1999, 2006 and - unbelievably - in 2009 in his Age 35 season. 

And my snide comment below was ill conceived. Didi is second in fWAR over the last calendar year at SS. He's ahead of everyone but Carlos Correa, who has a 6.4 in 117 games.

So, yeah, Didi is legit. If he can keep this up for the next few years, the Didi/Jeter conversation will be a fun one.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 25