Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Prepping for Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is the name that comes immediately to mind upon reading the following, by Bob Smizik:

"In terms of OPS against left-handed pitching, the Pirates now have four of the top 11 in the National League. Andrew McCutchen is first (1.120), Starling Marte second (1.078), Marlon Byrd tenth (.980)and Gaby Sanchez eleventh (.958). 
"Marlon Byrd is hitting .285 with an .848 OPS. He has 21 home runs and 71 RBIs. John Buck, 33, has 15 homers and 60 RBIs Byrd has been feasting on left-handed pitching and doing well enough -- much better than any Pirate -- against right-handers. His batting line against left-handers is .345/.383/.597 -- .980. Against right handers: .255/.304/.479 -- .783. Fourteen of his home runs have come against right-handed pitching."

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