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Mayberry Left in Right

John Mayberry's career stats vs. left-handed pitchers.

Mayberry Left in Right

If the Phillies have to go with a Domonic Brown/John Mayberry platoon out there in 2013, what can be expected from Mayberry? (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
If the Phillies have to go with a Domonic Brown/John Mayberry platoon out there in 2013, what can be expected from Mayberry? (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

We hope that Ruben Amaro and the Phillies' front-office staff have another right-field card up their sleeve, but if they have to go with a Domonic Brown/John Mayberry platoon out there in 2013, let's hope its the 2009-11 Mayberry that shows up to face left-handed pitchers and not the 2012 version. His splits vs. LHP:

 

 Mayberry vs. LHP     
 2009-11  
 2012
 Games  77  81
 Batting Avg.
 .298  .271
    Hits-AB
 46-154  45-166 
 On-Base Pct.
 .342  .317
    Walks
 9  10
    Strikeouts
 31  32
 Slugging Pct.
 .604  .494
    Total Bases
 93  82
    Doubles
 11  13
    Home Runs
 12  8
 Runs Batted In
 31  19
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