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Friday, November 4, 2016

Is Kyle Schwarber Ken Phelps? Can't hit lefties and no fielding position.

So you really want Kyle Schwarber on your team? The Cubs young hot shot lefty batter?

While George Steinbrenner visits the Costanza's to tell them of their son's untimely "demise," Frank Costanza gives Steinbrenner a piece of his mind. Frank just blurts out what every Yankees fan was thinking at the time. From the episode, "The Caddy." From the Season 7

Jay Buhner, righty batter:
Yankees: 32 games, 99 PA, 3 HR, 58 OPS+

Seattle 14 years: 1,440 games, 5,828 PA, 307 Home Runs (including 1995, 1996, 1997: 40, 44, 40), 125 OPS+
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Ken Phelps, ten years older than Buhner: 17 Home Runs in 292 At Bats with the Yankees second half 1988, first half 1989. Lefty batter; only 11% of career PA against lefties:

ISplitGGSPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBROEBAbiptOPS+
vs RHP7232028164628440152611627996355395.244.379.494.8738132013014288.248104
vs LHP1652592082442121734113554.202.329.370.70077581703.22765
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Kyle Schwarber, 23 years old, lefty batter; 22% of career PA against lefties:

ISplitGGSPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBROEBAbiptOPS+
vs RHP662171804449511432233252.272.392.544.93698440111.304125
vs LHP386156881021110527.143.213.268.48115000000.22216
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