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O’s RHP problems vs. RHB

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Sort of an odd split, but O’s RHP allowed an .869 OPSA by RHB this year, the worst platoon split by our staff.    Among the RH pitchers who struggled vs. RHB were:

Watkins 1.058 OPSA (.869 vs LHB)

Kremer 1.009 (.867)

Valdez .980 (.766)

Harvey .879 (.769)

The other team splits were

RHP v. LHB .797

LHP v. RHB .778

LHP v. LHB .773

All pretty bad, and notably, league wide the L v. L split is .656, so that .773 is really terrible in relative terms.  

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10 hours ago, Sports Guy said:

Well sure…our pitchers suck, had some historically bad numbers and most hitters are right handed. 

Well, our R x L and L x R splits aren’t nearly as bad, compared to league average.   

R x R .869 (.711 league average)

R x L .797(.742)

L x R .778 (.766)

L x L .773 (.656)

All worse than league average, but R x R particularly bad.  
 

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

L x R .778 (.766)

Hey...look at those lefty changeup artists keeping opposite handed batters in check!

John Means wrecking Giancarlo Stanton's core as a baby bird is a memory that'll either fade or grow sweeter if the lean Orioles can get by the bloated Yankees in a few years.    I think Cole's sidekick as a 2023 franchise cornerstone entering this offseason might "only" be Anthony Volpe, kind of a rich man's Gunnar Henderson.

There's always gonna be like $250M, nay $300M, of Yankees to try and beat circa 2025, but they do have almost $100M of it already deployed on Cole, Giancarlo, LeMahieu and Hicks.    Correa and Judge would probably take those 2025 Yanks to $160M for the first six guys, mostly Presidential qualifiers.

I don't have clarity yet on if I'm wishing for Judge to get his Giancarlo+ money (the Machado/Davis SAT analogy is pleasant) until Age-39 or some such, or for him to become the new Correa, mascot for latent Orioles $$$ to be used someday someway on the MLB club.   2023 feels so much more manageable if any kind of Two-Star swing on a good rival can be effectuated, even I suppose if it is just Michael Brantley for his Beltran gig.

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Another interesting analysis would be the BA of 7,8,and 9 batters in the opposition lineup vs league average. Maybe not anything out of line but watching them, it sure seems they do not take of advantage of the lower 1/3 of the enemy lineup.   

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@Oriole1940, here you go:

Vs. 7th: .786 OPSA (AL ave. .694)

Vs. 8th: .734 (.671)

Vs. 9th: .754 (.644)

So on average at the three spots they’re .088 worse than league average.  Overall, at all spots, they were .087 worse than league average.  So, about the same.   Terrible everywhere.  

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5 hours ago, Just Regular said:

Hey...look at those lefty changeup artists keeping opposite handed batters in check!

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Did you change your posting name at some point? I swear this writing style is familiar, but I just can't put my finger on it.

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On the topic of this thread, I do think it says something to the O's about their approach. It's quite possible that they're using the wrong pitch mix in specific situations. I'm far from certain that's the case, but a differential that's out of step with all of the rest of the (also bad) peripheral statistics probably means *something* I'd think.

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51 minutes ago, LookinUp said:

Did you change your posting name at some point? I swear this writing style is familiar, but I just can't put my finger on it.

Yep, he used to be OrioleDog.

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