Originally Posted by Girevik
I think Warrior's point was that not only did he have the pitcher behind him, but also a low OBP guy following THAT in the leadoff spot which gives you even more leeway with Hannigan.
I understood his point. I just think it is wrong. Hanigan's lowest OBP in any of the last four years in which he has played semi-regularly is .356. So it would seem that his OBP in 2012 was not a one-time occurrence due to the OBP tsunami of suck that followed him last season. When Ryan Hanigan plays, Ryan Hanigan gets on base. Look at his career OBP of .370. Somewhere along the line one might consider it a skill, rather than a by product of where he bats in the lineup.