***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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General question: do teams value switch hitting much, these days?
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redline248 said:

General question: do teams value switch hitting much, these days?

This is an interesting topic. I don't hear as much about this these days. Seems like a dying art.

Edit: found this from last year...

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The art of batting from both sides of the plate would figure to be at a premium in this age of shifting defenses and advanced analytics. But in a sport of constant change, the amount remains remarkably steady.

The number of switch hitters with 300 or more major league at-bats per season has been at least 30 but no more than 42 since expansion to 30 teams in 1998, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. There were 33 switch hitters on pace to reach that figure at the quarter mark of this season.

Switch hitters
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Marvin said:

redline248 said:

General question: do teams value switch hitting much, these days?

This is an interesting topic. I don't hear as much about this these days. Seems like a dying art.

Edit: found this from last year...

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The art of batting from both sides of the plate would figure to be at a premium in this age of shifting defenses and advanced analytics. But in a sport of constant change, the amount remains remarkably steady.

The number of switch hitters with 300 or more major league at-bats per season has been at least 30 but no more than 42 since expansion to 30 teams in 1998, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. There were 33 switch hitters on pace to reach that figure at the quarter mark of this season.

Switch hitters
What the MLB cares about more than anything is production. And it makes sense that the amount of people with the ability and coordination to effectively hit from both sides of the plate has not increased. It's not easy, and batting .290 as a lefty and .175 as a righty doesn't get you anything, you simply platoon if the matchups are that awful.

Even accounting for population change, you have to account for more people pursuing more (different) sports accounting for the lack of an increase.
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Here's the career split for a pretty decent switch hitter.

Hitting lefty: 5028 PA, .300/.421//.565, wRC+ 155, 261 HR

Hitting righty: 1575 PA, .259/.369/.417, wRC+ 105, 46 HR.
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start #3 for Corbin
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the 'stros are 2nd in MLB in GiDP's with 52 (in 50 games)
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Ok I'm sorry I missed the last few games ... couldn't get the games where I was at...

But where is Springer? Is he just resting? Didn't see him in the line up yesterday
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fullback44 said:


Ok I'm sorry I missed the last few games ... couldn't get the games where I was at...

But where is Springer? Is he just resting? Didn't see him in the line up yesterday


He's having spinal replacements surgery.
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Farmer1906 said:

fullback44 said:


Ok I'm sorry I missed the last few games ... couldn't get the games where I was at...

But where is Springer? Is he just resting? Didn't see him in the line up yesterday


He's having spinal replacements surgery.


Have they put the titanium rods in yet?
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W said:

the 'stros are 2nd in MLB in GiDP's with 52 (in 50 games)


53 in 51
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that may count as another GiDP
Marvin
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DP, shocking.
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Here we go again....
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You guys are basterds
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Blummer with a gig'em on the broadcast
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Kashchei said:

Farmer1906 said:

fullback44 said:


Ok I'm sorry I missed the last few games ... couldn't get the games where I was at...

But where is Springer? Is he just resting? Didn't see him in the line up yesterday


He's having spinal replacements surgery.


Have they put the titanium rods in yet?


The HEB robot he and Altuve built became sentient and attacked him.
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Martin with the horns down
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Corbin cruising thru 2
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Corbin struggling in the 3rd
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W said:

Corbin cruising thru 2
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Can't throw strikes and letting his emotions get to him this inning
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this one is about to get away
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We need to get guys loose ASAP. Martin collapsing big time now
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oh my, pickoff throw...thrown into the stands
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Can we please have a visit by a pitching coach????
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Where is stromy?
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Need another arm in this rotation.
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Bats better come alive tonight.
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Corbin
Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

http://i.imgur.com/itmNbAc.jpg
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okay, limited the damage to 3 runs
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Attaboy Corbin!
Thanks and Gig'em-Von Miller

http://i.imgur.com/itmNbAc.jpg
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Corbin took a few batters to figure it out but finally went to the curve. Good adjustment to get out of it
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Rough inning but the kid battled through it and kept us in reach.
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memo to Jake...don't hit a ground ball to the third baseman
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Martin getting shelled
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