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Postby dabum1 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:09 pm

Some batters hit better off righties than lefties and vice versa for some other batters.

Do you try and take advantage of this with your team? Who are some batters that you bench unless they are facing a certain handed pitcher (righty/lefty)?

I usually have one or two spots on my roster that I use to rotate players in and out. I also like to try and take advantage of certain batters' advantages. Some guys with pretty big differences in their numbers facing righties and lefties that I've noticed:

Dan Johnson
Chris Duncan
Xavier Nady
Carlos Pena
Shawn Green
Austin Kearns

Do you know of any others?
You can look at the same thing with home/road splits.

Nady's career OPS...
vs. Righties: .704
vs. Lefties: .889

It's like (but probably nowhere near exactly) going from Shannon Stewart to Alex Rios this year.

Do you try to use platooning as a part of your strategy?
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Postby Danger » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:23 pm

Nick Markakis

.308 vs righties
.169 vs lefties

When it's that big of a difference I think it's worth a roster spot but a big waste if you're in a weekly setting.
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