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May 31, 2013

Raising Aces

Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers

by Doug Thorburn


In last week's edition of Raising Aces, I covered those pitchers who have been especially vulnerable versus left-handed bats, noting the tendency for pitchers with large splits to share a mechanical trend toward a low arm slot. The list was naturally populated with right-handed pitchers, with the notable exception of Ricky Romero, and one would expect to see the reverse trend this week as we examine the other side of the platoon split and study pitchers who are exceptionally tough on left-handed batters.

Split

AVG

OBP

SLG

K %

BB %

RHP vs RHB

.251

.308

.396

20.4%

6.7%

LHP vs RHB

.263

.328

.426

18.3%

8.4%

RHP vs LHB

.260

.332

.416

19.0%

9.3%

LHP vs LHB

.232

.294

.353

23.3%

7.1%

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