- Jose Bautista (TOR) continues to crush pitches regardless of where they are in the zone. His 5 HRs on outside pitches leads all major league hitters. Curtis Granderson (NYY), Mark Teixeira (NYY), and Ryan Howard (PHI) are tied for second with 4 HRs.
- Peter Bourjos (LAA) leads the league with 4 triples on outside pitches.
- Carlos Quentin (CWS) leads all hitters with 6 doubles on outside pitches.
- Carlos Santana (CLE) lead the majors last year with a .643 SLG on outside pitches. He's currently ranked 42nd with a .476 SLG. Albert Pujols, who was ranked 2nd last year with a .601 SLG, currently holds a .167 SLG on outside pitches, putting him in 235th place.
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Rookie Kyle Drabek (TOR) has pitched left-handed batters fairly well this season, holding them to a .200/.351/.333 line. However, righties have hit him a little better: .267/.327/.422.
Alex Rodriguez (NYY) has hit right-handed pitching better than left-handed, particularly over the last three years. In that time, he's put up a .406 wOBA against righties, 36 points higher than against lefties.
Alex has been turning on balls up and in very well this season, while Kyle has had his troubles trying to jam righties. He'll likely try to work Arod down in the zone as much as possible this afternoon.
Arod not starting today - day off for the third baseman. Save this one for the next matchup.