Originally Posted by Nugget
Have you managed to finish your analysis by looking at the statistics versus the rest of the league at every other RED position.
Junior is performing below his own expectations but my guess is he is not the only RED to be in that position.
I haven't done that, but I let's just say Dunn is a number 5 hitter-- I doubt he'd rank nearly as low as Junior does in comparison to their slots.
No doubt our offense as a whole is unispiring to say the least and Junior is certainly not the only problem.
But he is a HUGE problem. Many people consider the 3 hole to be the most important spot in the lineup-- and the Reds have one of the worst (if not THE worst) #3 hitter in all of baseball.
In the end though, you can't blame Junior for where he bats in the order. Thats up to Dusty.
I honestly wonder if Dusty realizes how bad Junior is...or if he is still blinded by the name on the back of the jersey.