Originally Posted by jojo
I would pitch around Votto to make Phillips face a righty every time. The difference in likely outcome is striking.
Against righties, Votto has a career wOBA of .414 while Phillips had a wOBA of .315. Thats a difference of 52 runs or 5 WAR over 600 PAs..... Against righties, Phillips is really miscast at the cleanup bat that splits the lefties.
That is correct what you have written but (and I don't know)....
What would the effect of Votto standing on first base EVERY time Phillips batted do to those net 52 runs?