Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I don't know which way it will tip the scales, but it should also be considered that Hanny will be walked/pitched around often with a man on 2nd.
Which is why Hamilton should not hit that low in the order. If we agree that the best part of Hamilton's game is the stolen base then you have to put him in a lineup position where he can steal 80-100 bases and #7 isn't it. I want him hitting #1 or #2 and not only stealing bases but distracting the pitcher while pitching to dangerous hitters. Now if Hamilton has an OBP of less than .300, we'll have to re-evaluate