Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan
I know this shouldn't have any bearing, but knowing that Hanigan doesn't have an expressed preference for batting 7th or 8th makes me want him batting 1st or 2nd all the more.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.