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A Portrait of a Working Platoon

Gabe Gross versus righties: 125 plate appearances .269/.368/.398

Gabe Kapler versus lefties: 72 plate appearances .260/.333/.520

Both have gotten at-bats against their same-handed brethren as well. Gross has about an extra 20 at-bats, but otherwise the pair has combined to be something like a ~.250/.350/.450 right fielder with above average defense to the tune of about seven runs.

That's Jayson Werth, my favorite Matt Joyce comparison.

Even if Joyce were Werth from day one, it's basically a zero sum move at this point -- unless you make the point that having Gross/Kapler as a fourth outfielder everyday instead of every other day provides an upgrade.