Originally Posted by Hondo
Reds leadoff hitters combined to bat .208 with a .254 on-base percentage -- both ranked last in the Major Leagues. The No. 1 hitters scored 83 runs, tied for the second-worst among the 30 big league teams.
I guess the rest of the baseball world and I are wrong...
Did you read my whole post? Or just the first sentence?
3/4 or more of the ABs in the leadoff spot went to Cozart and Stubbs. They had 2 of the worst OBP in all of baseball last year. Phillips did struggle in his limited opportunities there this season but has a .322 career OBP and hit very well there in 2011. The whole crux of my post was that if they can acquire a player with strong on base skills but is not a leadoff type, Phillips can hold it down until Hamilton is ready or they are able to find someone else.