fantasyfiend wrote:Studies have shown that vs R/L is insignificant, and the average hitter will hit at about 8-10% better vs the opposite hand.
The idea that some guys rake vs L, or R, is an overblown/overstated concept.
It's a little bit larger for LH hitters (about 12% IIRC). The difference is not insignificant, but it is common to all hitters. Thus, when the issue at hand is, would you rather have a LH hitter facing a RH pitcher or a RH hitter facing a RH pitcher, it's a perfectly relevant and meaningful difference. A 8-12 percent difference is 20-30 point difference in a batting average.
If you are talking about two RH hitters each hitting against a LH pitcher where one of them shows a larger split, the research suggests that split is not meaningful.
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