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What is the issue against lefthanders?


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the angels have a higher LD rate vs lefties (22.1%) than rhers (20.2%).  A lower GB rate (38.9% vs 41.7%) a better bb rate (9.0% vs. 8.4%), a lower k rate (19.8% vs 20.1%), and a lower popup rate of 9.6% vs. 13.7%

all of these are at or above league avg including our hard hit ball rate of 34.9%

babip facing LHer vs RHer is .247 vs. .282

we are truly having some bad friggin luck.  

we actually hit the ball hard a bunch of times last night and it was either right at them or they made a nice play.  

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9 minutes ago, Dochalo said:

the angels have a higher LD rate vs lefties (22.1%) than rhers (20.2%).  A lower GB rate (38.9% vs 41.7%) a better bb rate (9.0% vs. 8.4%), a lower k rate (19.8% vs 20.1%), and a lower popup rate of 9.6% vs. 13.7%

all of these are at or above league avg including our hard hit ball rate of 34.9%

babip facing LHer vs RHer is .247 vs. .282

we are truly having some bad friggin luck.  

we actually hit the ball hard a bunch of times last night and it was either right at them or they made a nice play.  

That's an interesting supplement to the statistics that show a number of the Angels' right handed batters are performing poorly against lefthanded starters.

So, in this case, balls are being hit hard against lefties but are hitting them at people which = lowered OBP/OPS

Are they hitting into defensive shifting in this case?

Certainly a case where just looking at the results without context can leave a different impression of what is actually occurring.

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16 minutes ago, Vlad27Trout27 said:

we pull everything that's why. 

So do a lot of other teams' hitters, hence the much lower team BAs this season throughout MLB. 

Just a year ago, the average AL team BA was .256.   This decade through 2017, it was generally between .255 and .260.

So far in 2018, it's only .247.

Far increasing shifts so far in 2018 = a mockery of the game.

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2 hours ago, Angel Oracle said:

I DETEST the shift, it makes a mockery of the game with constant hard outs.   There has to be something the Rules Committee can do, without banning it all together but at least discouraging it? 

I disagree. I look at the shift like the five-man outfield. As long as 8 players are on the field, I think everything is up for grabs.

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