Forecasting Pitcher Platoon Splits

A terrific article by Jared Cross that should be required reading for the Mets’ manager.

“Managers, it appears, stack their lineups with more lefties when facing right-handed pitching but pay little attention to the projected platoon split of the pitcher. The right-handed pitchers projected to have reverse splits faced roughly as many left-handed batters as the right-handed pitchers with the most extreme projected splits and dramatically more left-handed batters than the left-handed pitchers with the weakest projected splits. Daily fantasy managers may well act similarly and, in either world, some advantage could be accrued by looking at more than just a pitcher’s throwing hand.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/forecasting-pitcher-platoon-splits/

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