I've never known how to calculate results taking this attribute into account. I'm especially curious now that I just promoted a player with a ridiculously low rating: whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/PlayerProfile.aspx
. Barry Walker, as you see has a "push/pull" rating of 1, which I think means that, as a left-handed batter, he is pretty much guaranteed to hit the ball to left field every time.
Has anybody been able to isolate this attribute well enough to figure out how it affects stats? I imagine one possibility is that someone who goes the other way may see a spike in batting average, to the detriment of power, while a dead pull hitter might have more power but a lower batting average...but that's just a guess. Anybody know?