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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:32 PM
Why are platoons not entirely effective or popular? They seem to have basis in a good idea, using people where their strengths are highlighted.
It seems as though the platoon we will use this year will be just meh as most tend to be but I don't know why that occurs. For example, we know Jeff baker killed lefties but he never was really effectively (i do not mean incorrectly i mean it never really paid off) used with a righty hitting platooner. Is there something I'm missing here?
Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:10 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:08 AM
I agree on both points. It seems to be more of the first thing though that it really is a groove killer.
It should be noted that if you have the right kind of players - players who can prove productive without having to play everyday - a platoon can be, and has been, very productive.
Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:38 AM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:51 AM
players who are considered "solid regulars" (think hitters who hit in the top five spots in the lineup) should be everyday players platoons are more for the 6-7-8 spots in the lineup
Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:20 AM
Also, in the modern game, with multiple pitchers in each game the norm, the opposing pitcher often goes from righty to lefty to righty to lefty. Specialized pitchers and a willingness to use them for a single batter can neutralize much of the effectiveness of a Jeff Baker-type of hitter in high-leverage situations.
Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:46 PM
One thing that happens with platoons is that over a full season there are injuries and trades, and such, which might mean that a right handed hitting platoon guy might have to play regularly for a while, which will make his full season stats worse.
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