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coachw513
05-04-2007, 08:06 AM
1st, props to me for good title thread :beerme: :D

From today's Enquirer:


Narron is trying to keep the lineup somewhat set.

But he keeps talking about giving it an interesting twist one night when Ryan Freel doesn't start against a right-hander.

"If Freel's not in the lineup against a right-hander, I might even lead off (Scott) Hatteberg," he said. "The only reason you don't is the perception that you've got to have a fast guy at the top. That's only reason why."

Hatteberg is certainly not a burner. But he does the two other things you want out of a leadoff guy - he works the count and gets on base. His career on-base percentage is .360, and he's seen an average of 4.02 pitches per plate appearance in his career.

Thoughts???

oneupper
05-04-2007, 08:25 AM
Narron's had worse ideas. But Hatteberg is better down in the lineup...fifth or sixth. Hamilton's a better option, IMO.
If Phillips is going to hit 2nd or 3rd, he might as well hit 1st.

flyer85
05-04-2007, 08:49 AM
Narron is trying to keep the lineup somewhat set.Never

jesusfan
05-04-2007, 09:27 AM
1. Hatte 2. BP 3. Hamilton 4. Griffey 5. Gonzo (Narron) 6. Dunn 7. EE 8. Ross/Valentin..

Far East
05-04-2007, 10:50 AM
1. Hatte 2. BP 3. Hamilton 4. Griffey 5. Gonzo (Narron) 6. Dunn 7. EE 8. Ross/Valentin..

If Hatteberg leads off, who would bat third according to the Bill James-related threads about hitting your 5th best -- NOT YOUR BEST -- hitter there?

pahster
05-04-2007, 10:55 AM
1. Hatte 2. BP 3. Hamilton 4. Griffey 5. Gonzo (Narron) 6. Dunn 7. EE 8. Ross/Valentin..

God forbid moving that Dunn fellow up.

blumj
05-04-2007, 11:18 AM
Good grief, does he really obsess over this stuff as much as it seems, or does he just use it for stuff to talk about with the media?

KronoRed
05-04-2007, 01:17 PM
God forbid moving that Dunn fellow up.

He's not a "run producer"

This ignores the fact that using said logic, not many of the people above him are either.

pahster
05-04-2007, 01:26 PM
He's not a "run producer"

This ignores the fact that using said logic, not many of the people above him are either.

Its all about the BA with RISP.

Degenerate39
05-04-2007, 01:31 PM
I wouldn't mind that as long as Hatte stays patient like he usually is and takes alot of pitches.

GAC
05-05-2007, 09:21 AM
Who is currently leading the team in RBIs?

KronoRed
05-05-2007, 01:14 PM
I wouldn't mind that as long as Hatte stays patient like he usually is and takes alot of pitches.

OBP of .500 so far in the Hat in the leadoff experiment.