Home runs are overrated. They are great for morale, and for making some news in the ballpark. Nevertheless, how often do they translate into wins? For the Yankees, home runs do not generate wins as often as we would like to think. Looking over the last 20 years, the Yankees had a higher correlation between wins and stolen bases than they did between wins and home runs. This year, the Yankees are on a pace that has only been matched once in the last 10 years.Last week, Ryan Wallerson of the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece about this (read HERE). I thought it was an interesting take, especially since the Yankees historically favor the home run over the stolen base. Yet the Yankees are struggling to hit home runs, they are stealing bases, and they are winning. Moreover, it is no...

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