Re: Have the Reds done enough this Winter....
Originally Posted by UPRedsFan
Just doing a little math on the impact of the improved OBP in the top 2 spots in the order. Before Phillips was inserted in the leadoff spot we had Stubbs/Cozart 1 and 2. Stubbs on base % was .277 and Cozart .288.
Assume 600 plate appearances for each and the same OBP and that equates to 338 times on base combined from the top 2 spots.
Now replace those 2 with Choo (.373 OBP) and Phillips (.321 OBP) and it's 415base runners from the top 2 spots in the order. So that's 77 more base runners for Votto over the season and 77 less outs in the lineup. Maybe another 20 - 25 rbi for Votto.
let's not ignore that Rolen will not be in the 4 hole for part of the year - which should impact the runs scored too.
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and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)