Despite saving 32 games for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013, Jim Henderson is still looking to improve his game. Via Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the closer will focus on attacking left-handed hitters this spring.
#Brewers closer Jim Henderson plans to focus this spring on developing better weapons vs. LH hitters.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 17, 2014
In 2013, left-handed hitters were a lot more successful against Henderson than right-handers. Take a look at the splits.
Now, it’s not at all surprising that Henderson struggled with lefties — most right-handed pitchers do. The good thing is that Henderson is aware of his flaws and is trying to fix them.
Henderson will not be able to consistently rely on his fastball to get left-handed hitters out. He’ll need to use his slider more and developing another out pitch wouldn’t be a bad idea.