>While watching the World Series, I noticed that Mariano Duncan was
>batting right-handed against Stewart. When he played for the Dodgers,
>he was a switch-hitter, but he batted .270 right-handed and .200
>left-handed. Does anyone know when he started batting right-handed
>against everyone, and what his splits against left and right-handed
>pitchers are? Is this why he has suddenly become a .300 hitter?
I don't know when he gave up on switch-hitting, but I don't think
this is the reason he's hitting better. The reason I say this is
that he's hitting about .350 against left-handers this year and I
think about .230 against right-handers. So he hasn't started
hitting right-handed pitchers any better. Should be an ideal platoon
candidate with Doran as the other half.
I've often wondered why more switch-hitters don't do the same thing,
though. They hit about .080 - .100 better from one side: it seems a
strong possibility, at least, that they would hit better batting
exclusively from their better side.
Standard Disclaimer: ANSI was never mine, and I dumped IEEE last year.
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Broncos vs. the Dodgers in the Super World Bowl Series.