Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Panda Hitting .300+ Against LHP Since Switch

(Boston Herald Photo By Christopher Evans)
Since giving up his switch-hitting days, Pablo Sandoval has actually done pretty well hitting left-handed pitching. Thanks to an analysis by Ryan P. Morrison of Baseball Prospectus, the Panda is hitting .313 against left-handed pitching since the "switch"—albeit in just 32 plate appearances. Still, he's making good contact—even at balls significantly above his head. As Morrison points out, from an offensive perspective, Sandoval is on track to perform about the same as he did in the last three years at San Francisco. In the regular season, that is. If he ever gets to post-season with us, look out!