Originally Posted by Kc61
Put another way --
Francisco will be in the middle of the Reds' lineup when most of these other guys are still in the minor leagues working on their walk rate.
I really like Francisco as a hitter as long as he ISN'T in the middle of the order. If our order lives up to its true potential, with a 1-5 of Stubbs-Bruce-Alonso-Votto-Phillips, then I want JF to be a true "cleanup" hitter in the 6 or 7 spot, knocking in those guys who are on base. Unfortunately, he doenst get on enough to be in the heart of the order, but he definitely can get some RBIs in the 6 spot.