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Switch Hitter

Switch Hitter

How do switch hitters work? I assume they "choose" to bat opposite of the pitcher they're facing (facing a lefty, would bat right-handed) as this would give them a slight advantage?

And is this consistent throughout a played game? If a team has to use seven pitchers in one game, will the switch hitter alter his batting style in response to each pitcher?

Re: Switch Hitter

Yes, always opposite pitcher he’s facing right then.