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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sat May 22, 2004 3:03 pm

May 16 Susan Slusser, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Athletics 3B Eric Chavez is batting .314 against left-handed pitchers but .214 against right-handers.
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Postby matmat » Sat May 22, 2004 3:51 pm

eeek.... .100 lower.... hmmm... time to fix that lazy right eye Eric!
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun May 23, 2004 10:49 am

Doesn't Chavez normally hit horrible against lefties or do I have it mixed up?
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Postby fiz » Sun May 23, 2004 10:55 am

you are not mixed up
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Postby Crazy Horse » Sun May 23, 2004 12:10 pm

You would think he would hit better against righthanders. Go figure.
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Postby Zito is God » Sun May 23, 2004 1:27 pm

Hes not scared of the balls inside and likes them that away. He just has trouble reaching over to hit the balls that are away from him. I (and lots of players) are diffrent as I hate fastballs in and would love to face an opposite throwing hand pitcher so I can crush the balls away the opposite way. I think most hitters are like that, Chavez likes to pull the ball so he likes the fastballs inside.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun May 23, 2004 1:55 pm

His HRs are split 5/5 against LHP/RHP this year too. The lower BA against RHP is just an abherration IMO but overall I think the early success against LHP is a good sign.
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Postby GSes » Sun May 23, 2004 2:42 pm

wow I couldn't believe that split until I looked it up to check. Eric Chavez's problem throughout his young career has been that he has always completely destroyed Right handed pitching. I believe well over 300 in his career, however when it comes to hitting left handed pitching well to steal a quote from MLB.com "Chances are if your grandma can throw left handed she can probably strike out Chavez". Chavy has never been able to figure out left handed pitching................until now?

The fact that he is hitting below 220 against RHP is a COMPLETE fluke and by the end of the season he will be hitting WELL over 300 vs them. If his current 288 against lefties stays then Chavez is WITH OUT A DOUBT going to take that next step. If he has finnaly learned LHP. then this kid is now a LEGIT monster.

Trust me, the low RHP avg is a total fluke.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun May 23, 2004 2:43 pm

GSes wrote:wow I couldn't believe that split until I looked it up to check. Eric Chavez's problem throughout his young career has been that he has always completely destroyed Right handed pitching. I believe well over 300 in his career, however when it comes to hitting left handed pitching well to steal a quote from MLB.com "Chances are if your grandma can throw left handed she can probably strike out Chavez". Chavy has never been able to figure out left handed pitching................until now?

The fact that he is hitting below 220 against RHP is a COMPLETE fluke and by the end of the season he will be hitting WELL over 300 vs them. If his current 288 against lefties stays then Chavez is WITH OUT A DOUBT going to take that next step. If he has finnaly learned LHP. then this kid is now a LEGIT monster.

Trust me, the low RHP avg is a total fluke.


Oh definately. I'm just pointing out the interesting fact that he's killing lefties this year. I sure hope he figured them out...
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Postby frog99 » Sun May 23, 2004 6:39 pm

Zito is God wrote:Hes not scared of the balls inside and likes them that away. He just has trouble reaching over to hit the balls that are away from him. I (and lots of players) are diffrent as I hate fastballs in and would love to face an opposite throwing hand pitcher so I can crush the balls away the opposite way. I think most hitters are like that, Chavez likes to pull the ball so he likes the fastballs inside.



not for his career though, normally Chavez kills righties and sucks agianst lefties.

I rember reading somewhere Chavez is always messing with his swing, prehaps that has something to do with his reversal of numbers.
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