Originally Posted by PuffyPig
One of the reasons that Hannigan gets alot of walks is becuase he has the patience to take a walk when it's presented to him.
When he bats 8th pitchers will often pitch aroind him with two outs and the pitcher coming up. The walk allows us to turn over the lineup.
Hannagan would not have nearly as mant walks hitting 7th. And Cozart likley doesn't have the plate discipline to take the walk if presented nearly as much. IMO, we would turn the lineup over less often.
Agreed, much is made of Hannigan's obp, which it should be, but part of the that is due to the fact he hits in front of the pitcher and has the plate discipline to take a walk. I hit him 8th and Cozart 7th.
I'm also in the camp that Brandon hitting second scares me a little, due to the fact that he hits into so many dp. Not sure what or if there is a better option though.