There goes the alliterative thing again. Kind of interesting to see the pattern that emerges when you look at these guys as a group. Mark McLemore `01, Scott Spiezio `02, Sammy Strang `06, Walt Weiss `95, Miller Huggins `13. All switch hitters. All infielders with PA's in the neighborhood of 400-550 PA's. Nearly all have OBP's outsized to their BA's. Seems like they become cookies for two reasons -- something makes SIM underprice them relative to their real life stats AND they overperform their real life stats -- sort of a double benefit.
The switch hitting bias has been discussed before. SIM doesn't seem to do very well pricing players with OBP's that are unusually high relative to rather modest BA's. Almost as if SIM weights BA too high relative to OBP in its pricing when OBP drives SIM performance more than any other hitting factor. SIM also seems to undervalue A/A+ fielding relative to A/A+ range. Not sure where all this musing leads, but if you set your search criteria to switchhitting infielders with 400-550 PA's, A/A+ fielding, lousy range and OBP's at least 125 points higher than BA (especially when BA is under .300), you would find a helluva lot of cookies. Not to mention the Zubinsum Alliteration Factor.