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George_Foreman wrote:The fact that the second C only adds an additional 20% of "favorable" ABs doesn't fatally damage this strategy, IMO. You will still be able to play matchups (starts at favorable fields, vs. favorable RH starters, etc.) with the platoon; you just won't be getting their vs. LHP numbers. And for two super-late picks, that's definitely not the end of the world.
Now, with that said, it's probably worth noting that Molina's career line vs. LHP is considerably worse than his line from last season: an OPS of .830 instead of .950. Again, this flaw certainly isn't fatal, but there are probably other platoons out there that are more effective.
j24jags wrote:Let's pick a #, if each rotation has 40% lefties, then the chances that one of the two faces a lefty is 80%, but you are still stuck on 20% of days with a catcher who faces a righty.
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...
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