Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Advice for Bruce Bochy

Right handed pitcher Hunter Strickland was drafted by the Red Sox in 2007, traded to Pittsburgh in 2009, and selected off waivers by the Giants in 2013. At 25, he made his major league debut in September, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven innings spanning nine appearances for San Francisco. 

Here are his lines against right-handed and left-handed hitters so far in the postseason (four games pitched):

  • RIGHT-HANDED BATTERS: Eleven batters faced, one single, one walk, three strikeouts. That's a .100/.182/.100  slash line allowed, .282 OPS allowed, 2.31 fielding independent pitching (a proxy for ERA based on home runs, walks, strikeouts, and hit by pitches). 
  • LEFT-HANDED BATTERS: Seven batters faced, four home runs, two strikeouts. That's a .571/.571/2.286 slash line allowed, 2.857 OPS allowed, 23.70 fielding independent pitching.
It may be just me, but I think he's been more effective against right-handed hitters.

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