The 2014 Colorado Rockies: What to cheer against
By Hayden Kane
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Cheer against bad platoon splits
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Drew Stubbs has a career .296 OBP against right-handed pitchers. Justin Morneau‘s career OPS against left-handed pitchers is .708 (and only declining in recent years). Both men have a good chance to be in the Rockies’ starting lineup on Opening Day.
Stubbs and Morneau both offer a ton of upside if they correct their issues against same-handed pitchers. That’s a huge if, so we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up. It should at least be noted, though, that the Rockies’s lineup would be scary good if both of these guys somehow clicked as everyday players.
Likely? Nope. But let’s cheer against those platoon splits anyway.