Re: Projecting Janish
When it comes right down to it, I think he could put up an acceptable-with-a-shrug OBP in the #8 spot in the order, but not at #2 as mentioned earlier in the thread. Any National League 8-hole hitter has OBP-padding walks available in certain situations, and taking them has some value. It beats hacking away and leaving the pitcher to bat first next inning, after all. Janish has the patience and eye to work those situations to the team's benefit. But in the second spot? Joey Votto's on deck. Pitchers don't want extra runners on base when Joey Votto comes to the plate. Janish doesn't inspire fear, so pitchers would be coming right at him, and I don't think that plays into his strength.
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