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April 25, 2012

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The Incredible Underused Sergio Romo

by Sam Miller

Since 2011, the left-handed pitchers who have faced the highest percentage of left-handed batters: 

  1. Will Ohman: .650 career OPS against lefties
  2. Matt Reynolds: .471
  3. Rafael Perez: .676 
  4. Mike Gonzalez: .616
  5. Javier Lopez: .630
Since 2011, the right-handed pitchers who have faced the lowest percentage of left-handed batters:
  1. Ramon Ramirez: .737 career OPS against lefties
  2. Sergio Romo: .555
  3. Brad Ziegler: .891
  4. Guillermo Mota: .728
  5. Joe Smith: .774
Sergio Romo could make $5 million per year as a lefty specialist. Sergio Romo could make $5 million per year as a righty specialist. It's almost like Sergio Romo should just be allowed to pitch to everybody

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