Metropolitans wrote:I own Carlos Gonzalez in a weekly h2h league and trust me, despite his home/away splits, you're not benching him regardless.
OK, that makes sense for high end guys like CarGo. But what about lower end guys, like Ike Davis? I drafted him as a Util hitter this year. I knew he was streaky and a slow starter; I didn't know he is among the worst hitters against lefties (at least according to this article: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/daily- ... on-splits/
So far this year, Ike has indeed started terribly, hitting as low as .114 with only 1 HR earlier this week. So bad that the Mets have started sitting him occassionally, which means that I also sat him. So of course he had a 2 HR game yesterday, on my bench. Now the problem is, do I assume he is heating up and start him? Normally I would, but he is facing Gio today, and Gio is a pretty darn good lefty. I guess in a Roto league you can leave him in all the time and just take the 30 HRs at the end of the year, but in H2H its a much bigger hit when he sits and or sucks against lefties. Plus, I hate having these decisions, where it seems like I always guess wrong! (For the record, I actually am going to leave Ike in today, but only because my only other hitter on the bench is Josh Willingham, and he hasn't played in a week due to illness and weird weather, and he faces Peavy who is no slouch.)
At any rate, I'm saying I would probably not draft Ike again knowing how bad he is vs lefties. I'm saying I will try to compile a list of guys who have a lopsided weakness like this and avoid them. Does that make sense now? And again, if so, would you avoid anything other than left/right splits and home/away splits (for pitchers like Millone)? Thanks again.