Re: The Changing Landscape of Baseball and (maybe) a new Roster Approach
Originally Posted by Sea Ray
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
Wait, why can't he steal 80-100 bases batting seventh?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."