I'm in the process of moving, so I've been a bit of a part-timer in the game threads and Twitter. But I imagine there was a bit of confusion at seeing Delmon Young in the lineup against Hisashi Iwakuma, a righty. Young, we all know, has an enormous platoon split.
|vs RHP as RHB||2756||.274||.305||.402||.707||.314||91|
|vs LHP as RHB||1123||.306||.343||.477||.820||.345||121|
But what fewer of us know: He also has an considerable GB/FB split too.
|vs. Fly Ball||1351||.260||.298||.384||.682||.315||85|
So: A groundball RHP who throws a splitter? It makes sense. Iwakuma -- and this could be just limited-statistics noise -- has indeed allowed more homers to righties, resulting in a .311 wOBA vRHB and a .281 wOBA vLHB.
Anyway, Delmon Young: Not a complete player. But quirky and useful.