Originally Posted by edabbs44
Wait, what about the IBBs? Those make up roughly 25 pts of his career OBP.
Yes, and that doesn't count the times he's "pitched around".. where the opposing pitcher nibbles and doesn't really care if he walks Hannigan.
Although it's hard to figure those out.. Even if you watched every BB Hannigan had, there's no real way to prove whether he was intentionally pitched around or the pitcher just made a mistake and walked him.
I guess my big issue is that when Hannigan does get on, he does not score very often. Part of this is due to the batters hitting behind him, but the other part of the equation is that he's slow and has little power.
Rick said that batting the pitcher 8th gives him 15-20 extra ABs per season.
Why give the opposition basically 15-20 more easy outs for such a marginal gain (Hannigan hitting #9)
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