There were two variables I was looking for in putting this chart together:
1 - Hitting success
2 - Hitting balance
The answer appears quickly in this chart in the upper right quadrant:
1 - The Rockies are hitting .286 against righties and .285 against lefties.
2 - The Tigers are hitting .286 against righties and .283 against lefties.
- The Braves have better balance than productivity hitting .244 against righties and .248 against lefties.
- The Mariners hitting is also mediocre and balanced hitting .242 against righties and .238 against lefties.
- But the Cubs, whose hitting is borderline miserable has the second closest balance hitting .238 against righties and .239 against lefties.
- It's the Mets, with their miserable hitting that is the most balanced hitting .2434 against righties and .234 against lefties.
Best and worst?
- The Dodgers are eating up lefties hitting .305 but struggling against righties hitting .232.
- The White Sox are the worst hitting team against righties struggling at .224.
There are five teams hitting under .220 against lefties
- Marlins - .219
- Pirates - .219
- Diamondbacks - .219
- Phillies - .207
- And the most amazing stat is that the Washington Nationals are hitting .203 against lefties (and only .240 against righties).