Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
It certainly couldn't hurt much more than nearly any of the other possibilities. Although I like the idea of protecting Bruce, I think BP has earned the right to hit higher. But more importantly BP probably feels the same way.
But here's what I would do.
Going off of minor league stats only last year (I'm not even including Votto's insane September in Cincy) I think I would rather have Votto's 110-70 K/BB ratio hitting leadoff then Bruce's 135-47 K/BB ratio. If there is one concern about Bruce, it's his K's compared to his walks.