Re: What our line-up should be based on 'The Book'
Batting Stubbs ninth makes tons of sense.
It removes him from the leadoff spot which guarantees him one less AB a game to strike out.
After the first inning it puts him hitting in front of Votto which is what Dusty has said is his preference.
When he does get on, there's a good chance Votto will bat while he's on base.
When he does get on, he can cause the LO batter to get more fastballs due to the base stealing threat.
He does have some pop in his bat so he can drive in the runner the pitcher has moved over with a sacrifice.
His batting averages when batting first .094, when batting in the first inning .185, runner at first .136
Still would love to trade him in some package for the Indians Michael Brantley.