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#1 PRcajun

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

When was the last time the Cubs had a decent switch hitter?

Are these over hyped these days?

Seems to me like having at least one strong-bat-regular we can line up from either side everyday would be an asset to the lefty vs. righty line-ups.

What do you think?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

I'm shooting from the hip, but it seems like they're down, overall, in recent years. Anyone know a way to dig into that?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

Did a quick search and didn't come up with much. I did however find a switch pitcher Pat Venditte in the Yankees organization. Here is a video.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

Calendario, I think is a SH

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

Did a quick search and didn't come up with much. I did however find a switch pitcher Pat Venditte in the Yankees organization. Here is a video.

I have seen some video of this guy before. It's pretty crazy he can do that. Also they created a new rule because of this guy. If he is facing a switch hitter, he has to pick which side he is pitching from then the batter gets to pick his side. After that they must stay on those sides. Venditte says they use splits to determine which side he would pitch from against any particular switch hitter.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

I'm shooting from the hip, but it seems like they're down, overall, in recent years. Anyone know a way to dig into that?

This percentage of MLB hitters, by which side(s) they hit. I got it from baseball ratings.net who did a nice little study of the issue.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

Off the top of my head, Zeke DeVoss is a switch hitter.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

From our top 20 prospect list the only SH's are Jeimer Candelario (ETA 2016) and Marco Hernandez (ETA 2015).

...list yet to include Jorge Soler

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:04 PM

Um MILTON BRADLEY bitches

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

Um MILTON BRADLEY bitches

I should wash your dirty goat mouth out with soap for that one.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:27 PM

Um MILTON BRADLEY bitches

Haha nice one, but I thought the question was when was the last time we had a DECENT switch hitter?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:57 AM


Um MILTON BRADLEY bitches

Haha nice one, but I thought the question was when was the last time we had a DECENT switch hitter?

Koyie Hill?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:54 AM



Um MILTON BRADLEY bitches

Haha nice one, but I thought the question was when was the last time we had a DECENT switch hitter?

Koyie Hill?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:16 PM




Um MILTON BRADLEY bitches

Haha nice one, but I thought the question was when was the last time we had a DECENT switch hitter?

Koyie Hill?

Mark Bellhorn

Don't knock Bellhorn, the all time Cubs switch hit homerun leader, who has hit hr's playing at each of the four infield positiions in one season and hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same inning as a Cub. Other decent switch hitters they have had since I've been alive;
Jose Vizcaino and Brian McRae, not a very long list, and neither was great, just decent for a few years.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

I tried switch hitting in my softball league but there are no left handed pitchers :(




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