Originally Posted by George Foster
1) Hannigan should be moved up to bat 2nd. The dude is batting .284 with a 368 on base percentage. Do you know how hard this is batting 8th...with the pitcher hitting behind you? Absolutely no protection. What would be his average with Phillips hitting behind him or Votto when he returns?
Even if his BA went up, his OBA would surely suffer.
His OPS is OBA (or more specifically, walk) driven. That's a refection of him being willing to allow himself to be pitched around, an impostant ingredient to hitting 8th.