balmlb119 wrote:He won't sit against all lefties. Just that Randy Johnson is not the usual lefty, even with his struggles this year.
Gibbons is hitting .255 (12-for-47) with two doubles, two homeruns, two walks, and nine strikeouts against lefties.
I don't think he will sit, but he would sit, if the Orioles had a brain.
Gibbons has never hit lefties well. This year he's .255/.280/.426/.706 (BA/OBP/SLG/OPS) against lefties, which isn't even average for a utility infielder, much less a DH/1B/corner OF.
Lifetime in 600 ABs versus lefties he's .262/.299/.425/.724 Again, those aren't numbers a team should be putting out on the field, unless the guy's a defensive whiz at a key position. While it would be interesting to see if Gibbons can play SS, I don't think that's likely.
Even if the Orioles play him against lefties, that doesn't mean a fantasy owner should. There are at least 200 players who are better options than Jay Gibbons versus a lefty.