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  1. Nick

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    It’s literally been said earlier in the thread.

    Diaz has known struggles against lefties. Probably not something that won’t get better in the future, but it’s been going on from the minors through now.

    On the flip side, if there’s a semblance of recapturing the confidence that Hensley had last year…. To the point that this entire BBS was clamoring for him to be the DH in the mother****ing World Series just 10 months ago (and not a random July series vs a last place team)… maybe he could also benefit?

    this is literally part and parcel of the job of “managing”
     
  2. Screaming Fist

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    I know that Diaz has had big observed platoon splits so far. My question is why do you think that information is meaningful with respect to how he will hit against LHP tonight?
     
  3. Nick

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    Huh?

    so we throw all that sample size in the garbage? How is that different than the criticism that Dusty just makes up his lineups on a hunch?
     
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  5. The Juice

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    It actually takes 3,000-4,000 PA for a hitter's actual platoon splits to better predict their future performance than generic platoon splits.
     
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    Fuuuuuuck Dusty and his stupid ass lineups. Win anyway!
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    Whaaaaaaat?
     
  8. Nick

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    Huh???
     
  9. Screaming Fist

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    For some things, there is no sample large enough to make it reliable. Clutch hitting for instance. Hitter platoon skill variance is not that dissimilar if you look at league wide data across many seasons.
     
  10. Rock Block

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    Tucker $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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  11. Buck Turgidson

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    Why wouldn't you put Diaz on the bench and actually start Maldy vs a LHP?
     
  12. The Juice

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    Basically if you wanted to predict how Yainer's (or any player's) platoon splits would look next year, merely using the average RHB split difference between RHP/LHP would be more accurate than using Yainer's actual splits from the previous year/years.
     
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  13. J_Hunter_1977

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    If Othani gets traded to the NL, it's Tucker for MVP.
     
  14. Rox Addict

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    Tucker crushed that !!!! He’s our MVP !!!!
     
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    Dusty is really outdoing himself having Hensley DH and hitting Dubon and Peña 1st and 2nd.
     
  17. Amshirvani

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    is that something you can teach or you either have it or don’t
     
  18. Rock Block

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    Posters in here can't have it both ways. Dusty going analytical (a very obvious move) and its a problem.....
     
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  19. Rox Addict

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    Abreu in a mini slump
     
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  20. Rock Block

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    Baseball performance is actually graded on mimi slumps, I mean **** you get a hit 3 out of 10 times you're raking
     

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