In a dual-season progressive, my Philadelphia Weavers has two catchers - Luke Sewall and Wally Schang both of 1926 (the league is 1926/76).
Sewall has 525 PA and hits .238 and bats right handed. Schang has 350 PA, hits .330 and with 8 HRs and has an OBP over .400. He is a switch-hitter.
Now the issue is this: Given Schang's OBP I would like to get him in the lineup and bat him early in the order, but am concerned about his low PA.
Logically, I could platoon the two catchers, but 350 is a low amount of PA for the LH part of the platoon, and if Schang bats second or third, with some power hitters behind him, I am concerned that I won't nearly maximize using him, since he will be fatigued very easily and well before he gets to 350.
But batting him further down in the order does not take advantage of his OBP. Platooning him as the RH part of the platoon, pretending in a sense that both he and Sewell are RH would get the most out of his 350 probably, but mean that 3 games of four I have a weak hitting RH batting catcher in the order.
Any thinking on the best way to organize this in order to get the most out of Schang this season ?
thanks in advance for the collective brain storming.