I was playing around with the new splits over on FanGraphs.com and discovered that they had batting stats for various zones of the field. So I broke down the ISO stats for some of the Oriole hitters to see where their power was for 2009
Split ISO as L to Left 0.138 as L to Center 0.126 as L to Right 0.291
Not surprising that Nick's power comes when he pulls the ball toward Eutaw Street. 14 of his 18 homers went to rightfield. But there is power to right as he hit 24 doubles while going the other way.
Split ISO as L to Left 0.089 as L to Center 0.087 as L to Right 0.448 as R to Left 0.101 as R to Center 0.182 as R to Right 0.125
When Brian Roberts is batting lefthanded, don't let him turn on one. He hit 15 of his 16 homers to right while batting lefty as well as 20 doubles. His righthanded power is more modest but more evenly distributed.
Split ISO as L to Left 0.097 as L to Center 0.368 as L to Right 0.325
I've always thought of Scott as a dead pull hitter and he's got some great power to right but his power is even better to center. 12 of his 25 homers went to center.
Split ISO as R to Left 0.288 as R to Center 0.215 as R to Right 0.143
Good power to the pull side, pretty good up the middle to. Even going the other way is not bad with 5 extra base hits over only 358 ABs.
Split ISO as L to Left 0.269 as L to Center 0.085 as L to Right 0.167 as R to Left 0.139 as R to Center 0.250 as R to Right 0.108
The splits for Wieters are uneven but his power as a lefty to left field is what kept me encouraged during his early struggles. Even when he was swinging late, he still showed fantastic opposite field power. 5 of his 9 homers went to the opposite field.
Split ISO as R to Left 0.321 as R to Center 0.110 as R to Right 0.213
Power to the pull side. Jones did hit all 3 of his triples to right as well as 3 homers displaying good opposite field power.
Split ISO as L to Left 0.153 as L to Center 0.224 as L to Right 0.273
This is what is so tantalizing about Felix Pie. His power is close to Reimold's output and he's a fantastic defender. It's easy to see him pushing his way into the lineup during Spring Training. If Reimold is DH'ing as he works himself back into shape after Achilles surgery, Pie will have ample opportunity to impress in Sarasota.