Reader TheBigStapler asked in response to yesterday’s Jack Leathersich writeup:
Has Leathersich demonstrated any dramatic split between left and right-handed opponents? A high K% against left-handers could have him shooting up to the majors.
Leathersich’s key splits from 2012 – walk rate, strikeout rate and line drive percentage as calculated by minorleaguecentral.com – are presented in the table below.
Well, what do we have here? Leathersich was actually more effective against righties overall. Left-handed hitters produced a much higher line drive rate and many fewer strikeouts. Go figure.
Good question. This does not change my evaluation of Leathersich.