​Some of the coolest things in baseball are the player-manager, hitting for the cycle, the immaculate inning, and a switch-pitcher. 


Pat Venditte was the first switch-pitcher in the Majors in 20 years when he made his Major League debut in 2015 for the Athletics. Since then, Venditte has been apart for three other organizations, and now he is onto his fourth, the Los Angeles Dodgers

​​Venditte spent the 2017 season pitching for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organization, posting a 3.36 ERA in 69 2/3 innings of relief. He totes a 4.97 career ERA through 50 2/3 innings of relief appearances in the big leagues.


The most interesting stat about Venditte is of course the split between his two arms. When pitching for Triple-A Lehigh, lefties hit .202/.302/.302 with a 32.6 percent strikeout rate, and right-handers slashed .223/.350/.351 with a 17.2 percent K rate.


Venditte also has the coolest glove in the Majors: a six-fingered glove that allows him to switch hands on the mound. It would be great if the Dodgers give him another shot on the mound this season, just to see one of baseball's rarest gems.