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BLEEDS
06-06-2010, 05:03 PM
in May (99 AB's, +9 BB)
.273 .339 .525 .865

batting 7th (86 AB's, +7 BB)
.314 .375 .558 .933


Coincidence?!?

I think not!

PEACE

-BLEEDS

Kingspoint
06-06-2010, 05:06 PM
We're not as good with him out of the lineup and batting anywhere other than 7th.

Certainly the same goes for Rolen and Votto and Gomes.

These Sunday games where some starters sit are dangerous for the REDS.

ian_madden
06-06-2010, 11:04 PM
I agree they are dangerous, but luckily Rolen and Gomes are great off the bench.

bubbachunk
06-06-2010, 11:11 PM
He has looked completely different hitting farther down in the order and its working. I wouldnt mess with success

NorrisHopper30
06-06-2010, 11:29 PM
I wasn't a fan of Stubbs at first, but I think we made the right decision in keeping him up here. Maybe in a few years he'll be a decent lead-off hitter.

JKam
06-07-2010, 01:55 AM
If I recall correctly, Stubbs had some pretty poor numbers in the minors when he batted leadoff. When he batted down in the order, his stats were better.

gedred69
06-07-2010, 03:48 AM
If I recall correctly, Stubbs had some pretty poor numbers in the minors when he batted leadoff. When he batted down in the order, his stats were better.

Good memory. He was as lackluster as a hitting prospect could be, until he was dropped in the order. As much as the Reds salivate over his speed leading off, this season isn't the 1st time he has shown them he isn't leadoff material.

Kingspoint
06-07-2010, 07:25 PM
The top of the order isn't the only place where a team can use a "speed" player.

Davey Concepcion was a great person to bat in the 7th spot. The 1976 REDS, with Concepcion batting in the 7th spot was a perfect fit.

COM2010
06-07-2010, 07:40 PM
I want to know WHY he's better in the bottom of the lineup than hitting leadoff. Isn't hitting for average indicative of being able to get on base? Or is this an issue where he isn't protecting anyone down there? Something has to give.

Kingspoint
06-07-2010, 07:45 PM
I want to know WHY he's better in the bottom of the lineup than hitting leadoff. Isn't hitting for average indicative of being able to get on base? Or is this an issue where he isn't protecting anyone down there? Something has to give.


Pressure. There's a lot more pressure batting in the #1 hole. (It's saying to all of your teammates that you should get more at-bats than anyone else on the team because you're so darn good. That's a lot of peer-pressure to live up to.)

COM2010
06-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Not doubting you at all, I would just hope that at the major league level players could care less what their teammates think. Ah, I'll shut up. I never made it past pony league. My growth spurt started too late. :D