By Billy Moy @william_moy6 on May 27, 2014
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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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.
.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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