In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to bosoxmal's comment:
Some of you guys go nuts over the numbers. Use your eyes. Ross is more likely to get on base vs a lefty than against a right hander. I don't care what the numbers say. Yes, he will hit a mistake out of sight now and then, but a decent right hander will tease him to death with outside corner sliders, then put on 3 inches outside, and he's gone.
Newsflash: numbers actually do reflect what is done on the field. They are not some abstract concoction. I mmeantioned when we got Ross, that he was slightly better vs RHPs than LHPs. Just because that is a rarity, does not make if false.
"Use your eyes"? Have you been using yours or someone elses?
vs RHPs 22 PAs/ on base 9 times (.409 OBP)
vs LHPs 28 PAs/ on base 7 tines (.250 OBP)
His history tells the same story, although not to this degree:
2012: vs RHPs: .333/ vs LHPs .307
2011: .333/.333 (better BA vs RHPs)
This is the 6th straight year Ross has gotten on base more vs RHPs than LHPs. What will it take to convince you that he is that rare player that defies the tradition?
At the beginning of his career, he was the traditional hitter. He got on base much better vs lefties, but I'd say a 5+ year trend is a legitimate sample size, and my eyes have told me, this guy doies better vs RHPs.
The only reason he is playing mostly vs LHPs is that Salty's split differential is even wider than David's.
Salty's career splits:
vs RHPs: .323/.460/.783 (One of the best hitsting catchers vs RHPs in MLB)
vs LHPs: .256/.331/.587 (One of MLB's worst hitting catchers vs LHPs)
Open your eyes and actually watch the games. Did you miss the 9 times Ross got on base vs RHPs in just 22 PAs, or were taking a snack break to the kitchen?
are those career numbers for Salty OBP SLG and OPS Moon? Just wanna make sure.