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11-17-2012, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bjindaho View Post
It should also be noted that their slap tendencies are part of why they aren't actually hitting 1-2. They are good top of the order guys in that they get on (of course Davis/Bonifacio have to be platooned or this entire line of thinking doesn't work) and then they reap havoc on the basepaths.

They are poor #1/#2 hitter's because they DON'T get on. OBP under .340 are terrible for top of the order hitter's and not one of these guys have a career OBP above .329.

Funny thing is you are going with the oldtimer's view of speedy slap hitter's at the top of the lineup over sabrmetricians preference for high OBP at the top.

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