White Sox Platoon Options (LEFT FIELD is very interesting)
Getting more from a position by utilizing 2 average, low cost players and combining the two into a potential all-star, 10M/year production.
C- Flowers .269/.309/.596 v LHP, Gimenez v. RHP .283/.383/.423
LF- Viciedo- .350/.391/.642 vs LHP, .225/.271/.380 vs RHP
Starting at catcher, it's obvious Flower is the everyday catcher, but he's clearly much stronger against LHP. Gimenez should/may see more playing time than we think this year against RHP.
Viciedo had 43 hits vs LHP w/ 18 of them going for extra base hits. He also K'd just 18 times while walking 9 times as opposed to his 5:1 K/BB against RHP......People will argue that he hit 25HR, understandable. Yet, if we played Dwayne Wise vs all RHP and Viciedo vs all LHP here's the production we would have got from a 3M left field.
Adjusted for 600 ABs (and weighing the fact of more RHP than LHP) aka Wise will get more ABs
.297/.357/.511 33HR, 97RBI, 40 doubles 20SB......
What's the going rate for a .300/30/20/100 LF (see Ryan Braun)
Also gives the Sox an above average defensive LF
World series Champs 99-63 (11-1) GO GO White Sox