Originally Posted by bmwreds31
Hes the clean up hitter. He's batting 4th for this team.
Hes being asked to be the "Power Guy" ......
Not sure what you dont understand.
The point still stands. he's being asked to do something hes not best suited to do. He needs to be batting in the 2 hole for this team.
I'm pretty sure he doesn't need to be hitting in the 2 hole. He's only had an OBP over .330 3 times in his career so it's not like he's ever really been a great fit for the 2 hole. Plus this BP is not the BP from 2-5 years ago. He's in a 2 year drop in AVG/OBP/SLG and he's 32.
Also fwiw last year BP had 287 ab's batting 4th and put up a .303/.344/.460 line which is above his career average in all 3 categories. So I'm not gonna buy batting 4th is the reason he's struggling this year.