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Infographic by Emerald Gao, from the May 2011 issue of Vine Line. Subscribe to Vine Line today to get more top analysis on the Cubs.
Here’s a battle that Cubs fans are keeping an eye on all season—how the power-hitting lefty Carlos Peña deals with special defensive alignments playing to the pull field. Here’s how Peña spread the ball around during the season’s opening series against Pittsburgh, April 1 and April 3 (2), respectively.
And Peña has been beating the shift all sorts of ways after a slow start: From May 1-19, he hit for a .333 AVG/.470 OBP/.667 SLG line with five home runs as 12 RBIs.