08 December 2010

Benefit of the Doubt: Lefty Bats Get the Shaft @ BtB

In the fifth installment of Benefit of the Doubt:
Among batters who faced at least 500 called pitches on either side of the plate from 2009-2010, the least fortunate RHBs are rather close to average, while the least fortunate LHBs are 3/4 of a standard deviation from the mean... In practical terms, when breakout Pirates second baseman Neil Walker steps into the zone batting left, he's at as much of a zone disadvantage as an average hitter facing Livan Hernandez, Mariano Rivera or Brian Wilson.

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