Danger Factor analysis on Yankee batters for 2009

Danger Factor, my own formula, combines the inverse properties of Bill James’s Isolated Power stat, combined with the ability of a batter’s ability to put the ball in play, creating a contact average.  The combined factor provide a gauge for seeing who are free swngers, who are singles and power hitters, and who have the best overall ability when it comes to batter v. pitcher.
Here’s how I rank the hitters via the DGR, best to worst:
Cano
Texeira
Matsui
Swisher
Damon
Hairston
Cabrera
A-Rod
Posada
Cervelli
Jeter
Gardner
Molina
Guzman

NY Yankees 2009 World Series biorhythm analysis

Player-by-player analysis of the Yankees’ potential to acheive in this year’s Fall Classic:
Pitchers:
Alfredo Aceves is operating negatively emotionally and mentally and will be for entire series. Probably count upon for an inning or 2 when needed but that’s about it.

AJ Burnett is on triple high physical/emo/mental and will remain this way for entire series. Count on him with all confidence.

Joba Chamberlain’s physicality and mental capacities will be negative this series. Can’t question his emotions but will not be enough for him to perform well. Too much volatility overall to rely upon.

Phil Coke can be relied upon for his physical skills and will get stronger as we get deeper into the series. Athletic ability and focus will be strong throughout….in fact best for games 6 and 7. Not so for Games 1 or 2

Chad Gaudin will be Jeckyll/Hyde and trade strengths of his cycles throughout the series. Decision making will be his best asset. Best used early in series..games 1 and 2.

Phil Hughes will not handle emotions well this series. Deeper into series he will be physically stronger but will make his share of mistakes. Decision making poor.

Damaso Marte will perform very well physically and mentally, but will have issue with rapport and chemistry. Best asset through series is his athleticism and focus and will be strong there through series. ..best late in series…games 6 and 7.

Andy Pettite will be very sharp if used in games 1 or 2..after that, totally different and will be triple negative. Not recommend for starting in games 6 or 7.

Mo Rivera: Mo will not be himself this series….very prone to being predictable and not make good decisions on the mound. Other cycles are stronger deeper into series but overall not a good outlook.

David Robertson will have cycle changes throughout series. He will be able to grind out tough outs tho and probably best in games 3-4-5.

CC Sabathia: Starts series triple negative, and will be triple positive by game 7. All depends on what games he starts.

CATCHERS:
Francisco Cervelli will be negative physically and mentally throughout series. Forgettable.
Jose Molina: Will have cycle changes through series, with downward trends. Doesn’t appear motivated or able to call the proper pitches this series. Best to use late in series.
Jorge Posada: Will be weak physically this series. All else is greatly changeable.

INFIELD
Robinson Cano: Triple positive early in series. Emotions will get negative as series runs longer but all else is fine. He will be counted on for being very athletic and focused throughout.
Hairston: Starts series triple negative and therefore a non-factor but gets a lot stronger toward games 6 and 7 if we get that far. 
Derek Jeter will be a great asset emotionally and mentally. Physically starts good but will weaken. Secondary cycles are very strong throughout series.
A-Rod will be best mentally here with other cycles picking up speed later in series. Also will be counted upon for his mastery in games 6 and 7 and should finish very strongly.
Texeira starts off on triple positive, but will weaken physically and in chemistry. Focus will remain strong and will see him through.

OUTFIELD
Melky Cabrera is strongest mentally this series but other cycles will change a lot. Probably best for games 3 through 5.
Johnny Damon starts triple positive but weakens during series. Secondary cycles do an about-face as well. Probably best early in series.
Gardner has changeable cycles but downward and negative trends…his focus and athleticism will grow deeper into series but I do not see him being a good factor at all.
Freddy Guzman’s cycles also change a lot this series. His passion and drive will be his best asset throughout and probably most valuable in games 3 through 5.
Nick Swisher starts triple positive but will weaken during series,…in fact his trend resembles Johnny Damon’s….except that he will make better decisions.

Matsui’s cycles are volatile here, but generally will be negative mentally…Cannot be counted upon this series in general.

Overall trend suggests a real drop in the emotional cycles as the series gets longer, which does not bode well for the Yankees. Mentally also seems to take a hit, but not outright negative.

Players to count upon for the series are Burnett, Marte, Cano, Jeter, A-Rod, Texeira, Cabera, Damon, and Swisher.