I am well aware of what the stats say, that some left-handed hitters can’t hit lefty pitching and some lefty pitchers aren’t allowed to pitch to right-handed hitters. That’s because players get typecast early in their careers and aren’t given the chance to prove themselves.
And, when they finally do, the results aren’t good. There’s just too much of that kind of thinking in baseball. If you’re good, you’ll hit anybody. But, the key is getting the chance to be good.