Originally Posted by George Foster
that's assuming that in those 10 intentional walks he would of made 10 outs if pitched too.
Your saying that Stubbs or Cozart is a better option than Hannigan batting 2nd? 70 points higher in OBP is not significant?
YEs, I agree with Dusty. I'd rather have Stubbs/Cozart at the top of the order vs Hannigan.
Both Stubbs/Cozart have more power than Hannigan, and more speed.
They can get into scoring position easier.
I also think Hannigan's OBP plummets when he's not hitting 8th.
Hannigan is the perfect #8 hitter. He will take those walks (including the "pitch arounds) when people are on base and the pitcher would rather face the pitcher.
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