RESEARCH: Good AL hitters have more value than NL counterparts

Giancarlo Stanton moving to the American League (AL) brings up an interesting question: Should we expect more plate appearances from him? He can be the designated hitter (DH) on the days he’s banged up. An average hitter isn’t going to be moved to DH if hurt, but an All-Star caliber bat might make a great DH option even if he's not 100% healthy.

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