Is Shin-Soo Choo the most important piece to the 2013 puzzle for the Reds?
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(Thanks listener Luke Piper)
As a left-handed hitter, Shin-Soo Choo owned RHP last year.
Compare Choo to Drew Stubbs vs RHP last year:
Consider what Choo's success vs RHP could mean for the Reds.
The Reds struggled with RHP more than vs LHP in 2012.
2012 Reds/ML rank
vs RHP in 4,033 AB
.246 BA (21st)
.311 OBP (24th)
.399 SLG (17th)
.710 OPS (23rd)
Record: 65-47 (.533)
vs LHP in 1,444 AB
.266 BA (8th)
.327 OBP (10th)
.443 SLG (6th)
.770 OPS (7th)
Record: 32-18 (.627)
To be fair, Drew Stubbs was pretty good vs LHP last year, while Choo really struggled:
2012 vs LHP
The CF option to replace Choo vs LHP would be Chris Heisey.
But Heisey has reverse splits, better vs RHP than LHP for his career:
vs RHP .277-.332-.462-.794 (593 AB)
vs LHP .214-.272-.376-.648 (234 AB)
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