In 2003, Burks batted .322/.444/.576 (1.020 OPS) against left-handers. Of course, that was in only 59 AB, but his OPS against RHP was a dismal .674 and his numbers in 2002 tell a similar story. Looking at Burks's 2001-03 splits:
AB AVG OBP SLG OPSand looking at David Ortiz's .216/.260/.414 against LHP last year and his 3-year splits:
v LHP 305 .292 .384 .564 .948
v RHP 850 .285 .357 .505 .862
AB AVG OBP SLG OPSI think Francona should have a nifty little platoon arrangement. ... Speaking of Ortizzle, he says he'd like to play more first base and had some Pedro news: "The other night, we got together. It was one of our friend's birthdays. Tonight I'm going to go by his house. But one thing he told me the other day was that he's throwing hard. I was like, 'That's not really news'. He throws hard whenever he wants to. But he was really happy when he told me. He's in pretty good shape. He's happy, so everything looks good."
v LHP 320 .213 .265 .413 .678
v RHP 843 .289 .376 .573 .949