Lets Stop Using Pitcher vs. Batter Splits

Posted: 7th January 2010 by Daniel Gettinger in MLB
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This Article Originally Appeared on Friar Forecast Randy Johnson retired yesterday. He was a good pitcher. Arguably the best of his generation. I could cite a bunch of stats that demonstrate how great Johnson was. I just donÆt see the point. We all know he was good, we can leave it at that. That said, the urge to use stats to highlight JohnsonÆs greatness can be great. In a twitter post, Tim Sullivanáwrote : ôHow tough was Randy Johnson on left-handed hitters? Consider: Tony Gwynn went 1-for-12 against him with four strikeouts.ö Although a neat little factoid, that Gwynn went 1-for-12 with four strikeouts against Randy Johnson actually tells us very little about JohnsonÆs success against lefties. Gwynn went 0-for-8 againstáMark Woh ...

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