1. Opponents have 1.566 OPS on balls hit to the outfield
Who’s hitting against Chad Green every night? Barry Bonds? The stats keep getting worse and we’re not sure how.
In total, on balls hit to the outfield, opponents have a 1.566 OPS against Green. On fly balls, it’s 1.008. On line drives it’s 1.417. And it’s not like Green is known for being a ground ball pitcher!
You might say some of this is unlucky, and you’d be right, but like we said, it can’t all be. He’s allowed 14 home runs. He’s in the bottom percentile of pitchers for maximum exit velocity, barrel percentage and hard hit percentage. Yup, at some point the “bad luck” excuse loses steam and it’s just … bad.
Green’s done a lot for the Yankees during his time in the Bronx and he can still salvage a role with the current team if Boone utilizes him properly. At this point, he needs to be a multi-inning fireman option way earlier in games so he can regain his confidence and avoid the latter innings.
This is feeling a whole lot like 2020 Adam Ottavino and we really don’t like it.