Snakes Gould wrote:i dont understand why you wouldnt pick 2 catchers where 1 was great vs lefties and one was great vs righties. then whenever the ugy faces a lefty you plug him in...
Actually, the platoon strategy works best if you have two lefties who both hit righties well. Then you have:
Player A faces righty, B faces righty = .7 x .7 = .49
Player A faces righty, B faces lefty = .7 x .3= .21
Player A faces lefty, B faces righty = .3 x .7 =.21
Player A and B both face lefty = .3 x .3 =.09
So, only about 10 percent of the time do you end up with a bad matchup.
I've mentioned to others before, I think this works better in situations where you can rotate 3 players through 2 positions, which reduces the bad matchup to only about 3 percent of the situations. I've done it a lot with my last OF/Util position and find that I can typically get round 8-12 production out of guys I pick between round 18 and 25--all lefties with big splits.