CAMP VIDEO: Erick Aybar From Both Sides

TEMPE, Ariz. -- We take a look at Erick Aybar as he takes batting practice from both sides of the plate. Will he continue to struggle against lefties, as he did in 2014, or will he return to form?



TEMPE, Ariz. -- Last season, Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was far better from the left side of the plate than he was the right, hitting .289 from the left side, and just .248 from the right.

He slugged 50 points higher from the left side, and had an OPS over 100 points higher than when facing left-handed pitching. His struggles appear to remain the same as the Halos finished the first week with all players in house.

Yes, it’s still early, and Aybar’s mechanics from the right side do look a bit rusty, but, for his career, Aybar is hitting exactly .277 against both right- and left-handed pitching. Could he struggle again this season against lefties? Early returns say it’s a distinct possibility.


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