Fantasy Baseball Platoon Splits: 15 Players Who Crush Right-Handed Pitching

Fantasy Baseball Platoon Splits: 15 Players Who Crush Right-Handed Pitching

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In daily fantasy leagues, platoon splits are important. In the following slideshow, I highlight 15 players who are significantly better against RHP than they are against LHP according to three metrics: ISO, wOBA and OPS.

15. Seth Smith, OF, San Diego Padres

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15. Seth Smith, OF, San Diego Padres

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.269 ISO, .437 wOBA, 1.021 OPS vs. Right
.125 ISO, .311 wOBA, .663 OPS vs. Left

Smith mainly sits against lefties, but against righties he's hitting .331 to go with 20 extra-base hits, including six home runs this season.

14. Trevor Plouffe, 3B, Minnesota Twins

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14. Trevor Plouffe, 3B, Minnesota Twins

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.194 ISO, .355 wOBA, .806 OPS vs. Right
.118 ISO, .278 wOBA, .619 OPS vs. Left

Plouffe is hitting .261 with four home runs and 26 RBIs against righties this season; he's hitting just .216 with zero home runs and four RBIs against lefties.

13. Derek Dietrich, 2B, Miami Marlins

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13. Derek Dietrich, 2B, Miami Marlins

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.198 ISO, .364 wOBA, .815 OPS vs. Right
.083 ISO, .223 wOBA, .481 OPS vs. Left

Dietrich is hitting .255 this season against righties to go with 10 extra-base hits (including five home runs). He's provided virtually zero value against lefties, hitting just .167 in 12 at-bats.

12. Miguel Montero, C, Arizona Diamondbacks

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12. Miguel Montero, C, Arizona Diamondbacks

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.165 ISO, .369 wOBA, .843 OPS vs. Right
.026 ISO, .170 wOBA, .390 OPS vs. Left

Montero is hitting .276 against right-handed pitching with five home runs and an 11.9 percent strikeout percentage; he's hitting .184 with just one extra-base hit and a 28.2 percent strikeout percentage against lefties.

11. Matt Joyce, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

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11. Matt Joyce, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

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.136 ISO, .370 wOBA, .851 OPS vs. Right
.000 ISO, .000 wOBA, .000 OPS vs. Left

Joyce is hitting .304 this season with 11 extra-base hits against right-handed pitching. He rarely plays against lefties, but in limited action this year he's failed to record a hit and struck out in 53.3 percent of his plate appearances vs LHP.

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

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

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.198 ISO, .401 wOBA, .913 OPS vs. Right
.083 ISO, .282 wOBA, .642 OPS vs. Left

All five of Solarte's home runs this season have come against right-handed pitchers. Solarte also has a 15.2 percent strikeout percentage and just a 3.0 percent walk percentage against lefties compared to a 9.2 percent strikeout percentage and 15.0 percent walk percentage facing righties.

9. Kyle Seager, 3B, Seattle Mariners

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9. Kyle Seager, 3B, Seattle Mariners

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.238 ISO, .379 wOBA, .865 OPS vs. Right
.091 ISO, .276 wOBA, .610 OPS vs. Left

Seager is hitting just .227 with a 25 percent strikeout percentage against lefties; he's hitting .257 with a 17.6 percent strikeout percentage against righties.

8. John Jaso, C, Oakland Athletics

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8. John Jaso, C, Oakland Athletics

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.198 ISO, .383 wOBA, .874 OPS vs. Right
.000 ISO, .207 wOBA, .384 OPS vs. Left

Jaso is hitting .297 with 11 extra-base hits against righties this season; he rarely plays against lefties, and has just one hit in 11 plate appearances this season.

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

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

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.277 ISO, .393 wOBA, .928 OPS vs. Right
.024 ISO, .224 wOBA, .475 OPS vs. Left

Jones is hitting .292 with 21 extra-base hits (eight home runs) against right-handed pitching this season; he's hitting .190 with just one extra-base hit (no home runs) against lefties.

6. Ike Davis, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates

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6. Ike Davis, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates

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.145 ISO, .393 wOBA, .891 OPS vs. Right
.000 ISO, .043 wOBA, .063 OPS vs. Left

Davis is hitting .318 with an 11.5 percent strikeout percentage against righties this season. He's yet to get a hit -- in very limited action -- against a lefty this year, and his strikeout percentage is 56.3 percent against southpaws.

5. Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox

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5. Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox

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.177 ISO, .393 wOBA, .908 OPS vs. Right
.111 ISO, .262 wOBA, .589 OPS vs. Left

Ramirez is hitting .222 with three extra-base hits (one home run) and one steal against left-handed pitching this season. Against righties, he's hitting .348 with 14 extra-base hits (six home runs) and eight steals.

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

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

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.180 ISO, .398 wOBA, .925 OPS vs. Right
.050 ISO, .166 wOBA, .371 OPS vs. Left

Adams is hitting just .150 with two extra-base hits against lefties; he's hitting .367 with 19 extra-base hits against righties.

3. Adam Dunn, 1B, Chicago White Sox

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3. Adam Dunn, 1B, Chicago White Sox

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.252 ISO, .403 wOBA, .924 OPS vs. Right
.115 ISO, .283 wOBA, .593 OPS vs. Left

Dunn is hitting .261 with 15 extra-base hits against righties; he's hitting .154 with just one extra-base hit against lefties.

2. Justin Morneau, 1B, Colorado Rockies

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2. Justin Morneau, 1B, Colorado Rockies

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.270 ISO, .428 wOBA, .995 OPS vs. Right
.161 ISO, .311 wOBA, .717 OPS vs. Left

Morneau is hitting .336 against right-handed pitching this season; he's hitting .268 against left-handed pitching, and he's hitting just .167 against lefties away from Coors field.

1. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

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1. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

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.319 ISO, .425 wOBA, 1.009 OPS vs. Right
.083 ISO, .238 wOBA, .520 OPS vs. Left

Gonzalez is hitting just .183 against lefties with one home run. Truthfully, he might be worth leaving on your bench when a southpaw is starting against him. He's been one of the best hitters against righties all season, though, hitting .311 to go with 21 extra-base hits, 11 of them clearing the fences.


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