During this afternoon’s Yankees-A’s game, Mark Kotsay comes up to bat against Kei Igawa in the top of the 4th. Kay says:
“Here’s Mark Kotsay. He does not hit left-handers well – 2 for 24. That’s .083.”
Well, ok. That’s true for this season. Mark Kotsay is indeed 2 for 24 against lefties this season.
because Michael Kay is wrong about 75% of the time on a whim, I went to this awesome website called baseballreference.com that has all sorts of stats and stuff. I searched for Mark Kotsay, and then went to his career splits. Here’s what I found:
- vs. RHP: 4061 PA, .284 BA, .341 OBP, .420 SLG, .761 OPS, 101 OPS+
- vs. LHP: 1345 PA, .284 BA, .333 OBP, .415 SLG, .748 OPS, 97 OPS+
Mark Kotsay has been, like, exactly the same player against both righties and lefties throughout his career.