Posted by jonas1102 on 9/10/2013 11:22:00 AM (view original):
Well yeah he would be better with a 80+ RH split, that wasn't my point. The point is you look at a 60 RH 80 LH split and you think can only hit lefties, but RHP have lower splits vs. LHB so his 60 split is of much higher value because he is LH and not RH with a 60 split.
Sorry I wasn't clear. If he hit right handed, with the same splits, he would crush lefties and be really unplayable against righties. I would prefer that to his being mediocre against both.
If he were a better hitter or fielder and as such a clear starter, then I would agree with you. But for bench guys I'd prefer they did one thing well, even if it's just hitting LHP.