Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
I despise the idea of Stubbs batting leadoff. He has a low OBP and is too much of a free-swinger. I like him batting seventh where he can relax and knock in some runs.
A free swinger?
He's the opposite of a "free swinger'
Not every high K guy is a "free swinger", whatever that really means.
He K's alot because he takes a ton of pitches and gets deep into the count. Many suggest he lets to many hittable pitches go by. Patience is not his problem.
He'll improve his K'W ratio once he improves his pitch recognition (if ever).
If he hits as well as he dis last year, he's likely our best lead off hitter, The question is whether he hits as well hitting first as lower in the lineup.
He didn't do that last year.