Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thoughts on Gaby Sanchez

It has been my thought that first base for the Pirates should be a strict lefty/righty platoon of Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez.  While the Pirates seem to agree with me about Jones (only 12 of his 220 AB's have been against LHP this season), Sanchez seems to be playing a lot against righties, so I decided to do some checking, and here is what Gaby has done thus far in 2013:

Vs. LHP:  51 AB, .314 BA, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 1.044 OPS
Vs. RHP: 97 AB, .216 BA, 3 HR, 15 RBI, .696 OPS

I still think that Sanchez should be a platoon player, but it is not as cut-and-dried as I thought.  That's why Clint Hurdle, and not me, gets paid the big bucks!

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