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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:00 pm

Does anyone know where I can find a list of good fantasy platoon options? Pairs of players at a single position where one is good against RH and one is good against LH that can be had later on in drafts? Thanks!
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Re: Players with drastic Right/Left splits

Postby hot4tx » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:10 pm

I've seen stuff on that here before, but I don't have it linked. If there was a nice, complete this and someone does have it linked I'd appreciate that two.

I can think of Brad Hawpe having huge splits vs RHP and LHP and Wandy Rod at home and away.
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Re: Players with drastic Right/Left splits

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:18 pm

there's a continuing article at yahoo called splitsville, but i'm not sure if it's still going on.
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Re: Players with drastic Right/Left splits

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:57 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:there's a continuing article at yahoo called splitsville, but i'm not sure if it's still going on.


I don't think that's what the series was about (iirc, that was Buser's series that outlined the average stats you needed at each position to win your league).

I generally find it too hard to keep a platoon of 2 guys, especially because if it's a traditional L/R platoon, the righty part sits too often. Usually in my mid/late options, I'll look for LH hitters that are undervalued because they play full-time, but hit much better against RH pitchers. If in my picks I can get 3 of those guys to rotate through OF/CI/Util, you can sometimes find a group that will give you the production of 2 higher round guys. It costs you an extra roster spot, but usually one of them is a guy I can drop regularly for my Sunday catcher/extra Pitcher, and pick back up a few days later.

I usually take the ESPN data showing performance against RH pitchers, and then find the LH guys that are being drafted after round 10, but are in the top 40 hitters against righties. I'll check out their 3 year splits to see whether 2008 was just a fluke. Some of the guys you might look into for 2009 are:

Choo
Fontenot
Jacobs
Hudson
Cust
Schumacher
Adam LaRoche
Luke Scott
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Re: Players with drastic Right/Left splits

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:03 pm

Agree - its better to do it with all lefties, and to grab 3 lefties with extreme splits to fill 2 spots. This scheme worked this perfectly with Hawpe, Granderson, and Thome two years ago.
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