Originally Posted by TheNext44
If he ever gets moved to the middle of the lineup, or even the #2 slot, I think he'll be fine.
See you and I would do that, we might have never put the pressure on him to begin with at the leadoff spot, and we would move him down, even try him in the #2 slot eventually. The powers that be, did not do that in a timely manner with Patterson, Taveras, or Stubbs, under the umbrella of reasoning that it was early and that they would hit.
It somewhat changes the complexion and perception if those type of production is not leading off.
He could be, he might have been already, hitting down in the order. But he isn't batting down in the order.