I don't think it's that the left side is empty, maybe it's just a little unbalanced looking because it's darker than the right. Maybe a black to transparent gradient on the right side set to overlay, soft light or whatever you like. The text is fine but I think it might look better if it were lower, could be just a preference of mine though. I really like the player effect and the background. Sig well done.
Hal·la·day, n. 1. every fifth day in Philadelphia. 2. a day of rest for the bullpen. 3. innings eater. 4. doc. 5. ace.