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Let me start by saying that this post is not the least bit inspired by Anthony Rizzo's 3 strikeouts in 6 plate appearances vs lefties this season. It's 6 plate appearances. That's it. This is something I've been meaning to write since the 2012 season ended and I'm just finally getting around to it. We all know Anthony Rizzo had a rough debut season in 2011 with the Padres. We all know he had a pretty good first season with the Cubs last year. We can probably guess that he was terrible vs lefties in 2011 because he wasn't very good overall. We'd also probably guess that he was better vs lefties last season. We'd be wrong. In 2011 Rizzo had only 33 PA vs lefties (appears he was given days off when lefties were on the mound) and he hit .172/.273/.345. That's a .279 wOBA and an 80 wRC+. In 2012 Rizzo had more than 100 plate appearances against lefties and hit .208/.243/.356. His wOBA was .260 and his wRC+ was 56. He was 12th worst in baseball in wRC+ ...
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