11/19/2012 1:57 PM
So I  played around with push/pull for a short bit and tend to agree that pull hitters may have a bit of an advantage in the power department due to field dimensions.   The part I found really interesting was that all of the players on my two teams who were classified as significant "push" hitters (p/p > 70) were pitchers.   I really couldn't come up with a good reason for this unless push somehow suppresses power numbers.  I know pitching is much better in the big leagues and pitchers never hit in the minors, but I have seen guys in Low A or rookie ball with similar hitting ratings as ML pitchers hit way more HRs in a season than pitchers do.
11/20/2012 6:03 PM
Not sure I have ever looked at or paid attention to the push/pull rating, but fascinating reading.  I'm much more interested in whether a guy is a true knuckle baller or not.
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