Originally Posted by traderumor
Career OPS vs. lefties is .669, which is what I would use to see if he is horrible against lefties. I'm not sure what timeframe you were looking at. You didn't think I'd bother to go look that up before making that statement?
The last 2 years combined he's below .500. I know, only 200 at-bats, but it's not like he has a track record of hitting them well... at all. The fact he has been hitting like a pitcher against lefties over his last 2 years certainly seems that choosing to bench him in favour of a guy who generally handles lefties reasonably well is certainly far from "clueless". Dejesus is at best .660 against lefties, at worst, he's disgusting. He's just not a dangerous bat against lefties any way you slice it.