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Postby gojays7 » Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:59 pm

dave roberts is being platooned with jason werth in LA
roberts is slated to face only rightys.
[b]my quesiton: [/b]what percent of major league starters are righthanded compared to lefthanded.... in other words, how many games can i count on roberts not playing???
i know the majority are righthanders but im wondering if anyone knows stats?
thanks.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:10 pm

When I was wondering about Matt Stairs before the season, I found that 68% of their starters were righties. I would assume that it's close to the same percentage in the N.L., but I can't say for sure. But if no one else knows - or if you're unwilling to do the work - then it's a good starting point.
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Postby NZF » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:19 pm

68% is a good starting point.

Rule of thumb you can expect a ratio of 3 lefties to every 10 starters or 30 % lefties 70% righties.

Using this method Roberts will play 7 games in 10 but will then pinch hit and pinch run often in the games he doesn't start.
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