Platoon woes overblown for top FAs

Don't discount Choo, Granderson and Drew because they can't hit lefties

Updated: December 5, 2013, 4:32 PM ET
By Jared Cross | ESPN Insider

Three of the most coveted free agents on this year's market share a common weakness. Shin-Soo Choo, Curtis Granderson and Stephen Drew simply can't hit left-handed pitching, a weakness that, it has been suggested, will limit their market value. The question is how much a team should spend on a player who can contribute only about seven days out of every 10.

After all, players with huge platoon splits aren't typically considered to be in the same class as regulars, never mind stars. How ...

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