August 13th, 2012

August 13 – Happy Birthday Boone Logan

It wasn’t too long ago that pitcher Boone Logan’s claim to fame was as a traveling companion to former Yankee pitcher, Javier Vazquez. When Vazquez was dealt by the White Sox to the Braves after the 2008 season, Logan went to Atlanta with him. Than when Brian Cashman decided to give Javier a second chance in pinstripes in 2010, it was again the left-handed reliever who accompanied the starting pitcher back to the Bronx.

Vazquez’s second tour of duty as a Yankee was no more productive than his first but Logan seems to have found a home in New York. He’s appeared in more than 50 games for the Yanks in each of his three seasons. At first, Joe Girardi used him pretty much as a left hand relief specialist but Logan’s role has gradually expanded into more of a traditional late-inning set-up guy and Girardi now trusts him to also get out right-handers in plenty of situations. He’s put together an 11-3 record thus far wearing the pinstripes and a decent ERA of 3.28. Logan’s sidearm slider is particularly effective against lefty hitters and he also has a fastball that he can throw in the mid nineties. I thought he did a good job in last year’s ALDS versus Detroit and when David Robertson went on the DL right after Mariano Rivera tore his ACL this season, Logan did a great job in an expanded role out of the bullpen. He turns 28-years-old today and shares his birthday with this former Yankee shortstopthis former Yankee starting pitcher and this former Yankee outfielder prospect.

The statistics cited for Boone Logan’s 2013 season in the following grid are as on August 14, 2013:

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2010 NYY 2 0 1.000 2.93 51 0 8 0 0 0 40.0 34 13 13 3 20 38 1.350
2011 NYY 5 3 .625 3.46 64 0 6 0 0 0 41.2 43 20 16 4 13 46 1.344
2012 NYY 7 2 .778 3.74 80 0 8 0 0 1 55.1 48 23 23 6 28 68 1.373
2013 NYY 3 2 .600 2.20 48 0 6 0 0 0 32.2 29 9 8 5 8 44 1.133
8 Yrs 22 12 .647 4.30 407 0 64 0 0 2 297.1 312 156 142 35 127 298 1.476
NYY (4 yrs) 17 7 .708 3.18 243 0 28 0 0 1 169.2 154 65 60 18 69 196 1.314
CHW (3 yrs) 4 4 .500 5.87 144 0 29 0 0 1 110.1 137 79 72 16 49 92 1.686
ATL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 5.19 20 0 7 0 0 0 17.1 21 12 10 1 9 10 1.731
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/14/2013.