Let That Sink(er) In: Can Sinkers Work Against Opposite-Handed Hitters?

Not all sinkers have large platoon splits.

I saw this image from a Driveline Twitter account a while back, and it became my inspiration for this article.

There’s a narrative that sinkers aren’t as effective (or, effective at all) against opposite-handed hitters. They have a larger platoon split. I shouldn’t say, “there’s a narrative,” because I don’t want you to think the statement is false. It’s not. Sinkers absolutely perform better against same-handed hitters.

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Cam Levy

Cameron is a recent graduate form the University of Richmond. He worked in the Tampa Bay Rays front office in 2021, and he is currently working for the University of Houston baseball team trying to bring analytics to college ball.

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