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[FN2] Some have explained this by saying that Young was being benched against RHP after good games against LHP. Although I haven’t researched the matter beyond what you see in this column (and by all means, I welcome someone to do so), that is not the case. It is true that for his career, Young has been a little better against LHP (827 OPS) than RHP (708 OPS).
This year, however, the split is reversed — his OPS against RHP is 671 (in 144 AB) and against LHP is 594 (in 43 AB), and 6 of his 7 home runs have come against righties. Either way, a gap of ~125 OPS points between RHP and LHP does not make you a guy who should be “platooned”. Duda , for example, is being properly platooned (827/630).
#3 That's me. I understand how platoons work. I'm not sure what your comment adds.
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