Since 2011, the left-handed pitchers who have faced the highest percentage of left-handed batters:
- Will Ohman: .650 career OPS against lefties
- Matt Reynolds: .471
- Rafael Perez: .676
- Mike Gonzalez: .616
- Javier Lopez: .630
Since 2011, the right-handed pitchers who have faced the lowest percentage of left-handed batters:
- Ramon Ramirez: .737 career OPS against lefties
- Sergio Romo: .555
- Brad Ziegler: .891
- Guillermo Mota: .728
- 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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He's easily the best reliever on the team, but there's a reason they are careful with him.
Maybe they have been picking spots and having him avoid the toughest left handed bats? Also keep in mind they've had Javier Lopez as LOOGY, and he allowed a stingy 430 OPS against LHB last year.
Also keep in mind that the Giants had 10 guys listed as relievers last year, per baseball reference. 6 of those 10 guys (Wilson, Romo, Affeldt, Lopez, Runzler, Edlefsen) averaged less than an inning per game pitched. Maybe it's all just Bochy.