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Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Chewbaccer, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Chewbaccer

    Chewbaccer Illustrious Potentate

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    I've got Jesse Biddle.

    Right handed batters are hitting .092 against him.
    Left handed batters are hitting .361 against him.

    Extreme splits, and the kicker is, he's a left handed pitcher.

    Yall have any?
     



  2. DragonfromTO

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    As a Sim league player funny platoon splits are kinda my thing.

    Check out what Hector Santiago did last year as a left hander. RHBs hit.211/.285/.342, LHBs hit.478/.586/.935, across 14 starts and 70 innings.
     
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  3. Chewbaccer

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    That's crazy.
     
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    Guys obviously fool righties better than lefties.
     
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    Houston’s 21-year-old rookie pitcher Larry Yount (Robin’s brother), making his debut in relief on Sept. 15, 1971, injures his right shoulder on his first warm-up pitch and never gets another chance to pitch in the major leagues. Because he had been announced as the new pitcher for the Astros, he is officially part of the game. And all these years later, he remains in baseball’s record books, with one game played but no batters faced.
     
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    Santiago for his (relatively long) career has a "normal" split though, he is slightly better vs LHBs. Last year was just crazy.
     
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    Where do you play? whatifsports?
     
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    I thought a lot about drafting him and using a lot of intentional walks to manage his usage. With something like Sim league where you send in preset lineups you could even make it such that he wouldn't face many LH batters anyway since most owners bench their LHBs in their lineups vs LHPs.
     
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    We use Diamond Mind. Here is the league website if you're curious (I am the Brewers)

    http://cfa21.net
     
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    I don’t know if it’s odd or not but roughly half of Dee Gordon’s hits this season haven’t left the infield.
     
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    Voltaire26 Detroit Born and Raised

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    Outstanding ... had to check it out!!!

    Larry Yount Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
     
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    I figured this thread would be in @navamind 's wheelhouse.
     
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    How incredibly sad is that......I hurt my arm pitching in college, but I can't even imagine going to the mound in your first appearance in the big leagues and never pitch again.....
     
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    Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen has 3 PH home runs within the last 2 weeks. A home run in his last 3 ABs(a walk sandwiched in there too).

    Best hitting pitcher is a middle reliever.
     
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    My favorite oddity is Juan Soto... he played in a game that was before he first hit the field as a major leaguer...
     
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    Truthfully I think that once you get past a certain performance level outs tend to happen too frequently to allow for that many runs, but yeah it wouldn't be a close game.
     
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    Zach Wiess with the Reds faced 4 batters against St. Louis, walked 2, gave up 2 HR, never recorded an out, was sent down and hurt his arm. He may never pitch in MLB again with an infinity ERA.
     
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    Tony gwynn got his first hit on July 19,1982. 24 yrs, later on that same date his son, Tony Gwynn Jr. got his first hit.
     
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