Originally Posted by GridironGrace
Someone asked why dunn was batting #5, and if it was because he's not a contact hitter.
Thats my reply.. He strikes out too much to bat higher IMO.. but 5th you can take full advantage of his power with runners on. Not to mention the protection he provides for Edwin, and Jr for that matter depending on the situation
His K's are pretty much irrelevant in determining where he hits.
He hits 5th because Griffey has to hit 3rd (that's a separate debate), and Narron wants to split of the 2 LH hitters with EE. Otherwise, with our top OBA guy hitting 2nd (Hatteberg), you'd have 3 LH hitters in a row.