Let’s look at some numbers, shall we?
- Cody Ransom vs RHP: .200-.289-.415
- Cody Ransom vs LHP: .176-.243-.265
- Cody Ransom vs all kinds of pitchers: .200-.268-.347
- Cody Ransom in day games: .182-.250-.341
- Cody Ransom in night games: .294-.294-.355
- Cody Ransom with the bases empty: .121-.237-.242
- Cody Ransom with RISP: .217-.280-.348
- Cody Ransom leading off an inning: .000-.000-.000 (11 plate appearances!)
- Cody Ransom when he sees a pitcher for the first time in a game: .000-.136-.000
- Cody Ransom when he sees a pitcher for the second time in a game: .286-.286-.429
- Cody Ransom when he sees a pitcher for the third time in a game: .143-.250-.286
- Cody Ransom as a 3B: -32.9 UZR/150
- Cody Ransom as a SS: -6.3 UZR/150
- Cody Ransom as a 2B: +1.2 UZR/150 (woohoo, barely above average!)
- Cody Ransom as a 1B: -28.6 UZR/150
- There are 399 Major League players who have gotten at least 80 plate appearances this year, and just 27 of them have been worth less to their team than Cody Ransom in terms in wins over replacement, or WAR.
There is no reason for this man to occupy a spot on any team’s 25-man active roster. The fact that he is employed by the Yankees and is on their $201,449,189 payroll is an insult to my very existence. Roster spots are precious because they are limited, like outs in a game, yet the Yankees continue to waste one on this sorry excuse for a ballplayer and expect to survive in a division where efficiency and maximizing resources reigns supreme.
Get Cody Ransom of this team and away from a Major League ballclub.