Fantasy Baseball Platoon Splits: 15 Players Who Can’t Hit Lefties

Fantasy Baseball Platoon Splits: These Guys Can't Hit Lefties

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In daily fantasy leagues, one of the most important things to pay attention to are lefty/righty splits. In the following slideshow, I highlight 15 hitters who are significantly worse hitters when facing left-handed pitching based off three main statistics: ISO, wOBA and OPS. Get these guys out of your lineup when they're facing a left-handed starting pitcher.

15. Ryan Howard, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies

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15. Ryan Howard, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies

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.137 ISO, .270 wOBA, .605 OPS vs. Left
.187 ISO, .319 wOBA, .742 OPS vs. Right

Howard has just three extra-base hits to go with a staggering 48 percent strikeout percentage against left-handed pitching; he has 13 extra-base hits and just a 26 percent strikeout percentage against righties.

14. Yangervis Solarte, 2B/3B/SS, New York Yankees

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14. Yangervis Solarte, 2B/3B/SS, New York Yankees

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.083 ISO, .282 wOBA, .642 OPS vs. Left
.206 ISO, .423 wOBA, .967 OPS vs. Right

Solarte has a .292 OBP against left-handed pitching this season to go with a 17 percent strikeout percentage; he has a .408 OBP against righties to go with an 11 percent strikeout percentage, and all five of his home runs have come against right-handers.

13. Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox

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13. Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox

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.111 ISO, .262 wOBA, .589 OPS vs. Left
.182 ISO, .399 wOBA, .918 OPS vs. Right

Ramirez is hitting just .222 with three extra-base hits against southpaws; he's hitting .348 with 14 extra-base hits against righties.

12. Joe Mauer, C/1B, Minnesota Twins

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12. Joe Mauer, C/1B, Minnesota Twins

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.000 ISO, .260 wOBA, .556 OPS vs. Left
.126 ISO, .362 wOBA, .837 OPS vs. Right

Mauer is hitting just .242 against lefties with zero extra-base hits and a 27 percent strikeout percentage; he's hitting .308 with eight extra-base hits and a 17 percent strikeout percentage against righties.

11. Gerardo Parra, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

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11. Gerardo Parra, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

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.071 ISO, .214 wOBA, .448 OPS vs. Left
.139 ISO, .333 wOBA, .763 OPS vs. Right

Parra is hitting .143 with just one extra-base hit against lefties this season; he's hitting .294 with 13 extra-base hits against righties.

10. Ian Desmond, SS, Washington Nationals

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10. Ian Desmond, SS, Washington Nationals

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.109 ISO, .247 wOBA, .538 OPS vs. Left
.201 ISO, .339 wOBA, .774 OPS vs. Right

Desmond is hitting .174 with three extra-base hits against left-handed pitching this season; he has a .255 average with 13 extra-base hits against righties.

9. Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves

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9. Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves

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.109 ISO, .243 wOBA, .544 OPS vs. Left
.079 ISO, .314 wOBA, .681 OPS vs. Right

Heyward has a .250 OBP against lefties to go with a 31 percent strikeout percentage; he has a .362 OBP against righties with just an 18 percent strikeout percentage.

8. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

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8. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

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.085 ISO, .242 wOBA, .529 OPS vs. Left
.326 ISO, .434 wOBA, 1.031 OPS vs. Right

Gonzalez is hitting just .183 with three extra-base hits against lefties; he has a .311 average and 21 extra-base hits (including 11 home runs) against righties.

7. Eric Young Jr., OF, New York Mets

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7. Eric Young Jr., OF, New York Mets

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.077 ISO, .214 wOBA, .476 OPS vs. Left
.088 ISO, .306 wOBA, .671 OPS vs. Right

Young is hitting .179 with just one stolen base against lefties; he has a .235 average and 16 steals against righties.

6. Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins

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6. Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins

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.024 ISO, .229 wOBA, .486 OPS vs. Left
.284 ISO, .401 wOBA, .948 OPS vs. Right

Jones is hitting just .190 to go with one extra-base hit and two RBI against lefties; he's hitting .292 with 21 extra-base hits and 23 RBI against righties.

5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B, San Francisco Giants

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5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B, San Francisco Giants

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.109 ISO, .213 wOBA, .494 OPS vs. Left
.190 ISO, .340 wOBA, .780 OPS vs. Right

Sandoval is hitting .283 against righties compared to just .156 against lefties.

4. Dee Gordon, 2B/SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

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4. Dee Gordon, 2B/SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

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.049 ISO, .193 wOBA, .439 OPS vs. Left
.100 ISO, .353 wOBA, .796 OPS vs. Right

Gordon has a .190 OBP against left-handed pitching and he's stolen just two bases with a southpaw on the mound; he has a .314 batting average and 28 steals against righties.

3. A.J. Pierzynski, C, Boston Red Sox

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3. A.J. Pierzynski, C, Boston Red Sox

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.075 ISO, .182 wOBA, .407 OPS vs. Left
.149 ISO, .359 wOBA, .820 OPS vs. Right

The Red Sox catcher is hitting just .171 with one extra-base hit against left-handed pitching; he has a .305 average and nine extra-base hits against righties.

2. Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

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2. Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

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.059 ISO, .173 wOBA, .389 OPS vs. Left
.258 ISO, .424 wOBA, .977 OPS vs. Right

Against righties, Kemp is hitting .320 with five home runs; against lefties, he's hitting just .157 with no home runs.

1. Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals

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1. Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals

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.050 ISO, .166 wOBA, .371 OPS vs. Left
.186 ISO, .399 wOBA, .929 OPS vs. Right

Adams is hitting .367 with 19 extra-base hits against right-handed pitching, compared to just .150 with two extra-base hits against lefties.


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