I’ve been thinking a lot about handedness recently. I have two boys that I hope play a little baseball. Both are tracking to be tall-ish and may be athletic. I really want them to pitch. It’s become a pretty accepted point of view that left handed pitchers are at a premium in MLB. The one case the really make that clear was a pitcher named JA Happ. Happ, by all accounts, is a slightly below average left handed starting pitcher. This offseason, Happ signed a 3 year deal with the Blue Jays for 36 milliion dollars. When the news broke someone on twitter wrote, “My God. Parents, put a baseball in your child’s left hand and hope for the best.”
Overall, the results are inconclusive. You can read the entire write up here.