Here it seems a lot of us like the idea of platooning Garret Jones, and the splits do certainly tell a tale. This is a lefty who hits .215/.256/.354 against lefties this year for an OPS of .610 and hits for .270/.339/.449 against righties this year for an OPS of .789. That is a spread of 179 points and as he is a lefty, as Vlad would mention, there is not a huge likelihood of him regressing to the 1.09 platoon split that righties would seem to regress to. What is crazy is that this spread is SMALLER than his career split, which is 241 points! Clearly, this makes him quite the target for platoon work.
But, let me tell you about a different hitter, that has been even more extreme this year if not for career. A guy who hits .287/368/.481 for an OPS of .850 against righties. That sounds really good doesn't it? That hitter has also hit .182/.262/.273 for an OPS of .536 against lefties. In short, better than Garret against righties and worse against lefties for an OPS spread of 314 points! This guy is a switch hitter who's career split isn't Garret Jones sized, but at 106 points I'd say it's pretty sizeable. This guy, is Ryan Doumit. He's an .800 OPS career against righties and .694 against lefties. Discuss.