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Thread: Ludwick out - The batting order going forward?

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    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
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    It takes better advantage of Choo and Votto's skills, make perfect use of Hanigans OBP and allows Heisey and Cozarts power to clear baserunners ahead of the pitcher. This lineup is made for the pitcher to bat 8th.

    But it is just wayyyy to out of the box for Dusty.
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    Re: Ludwick out - The batting order going forward?

    There has to be someone put in the two slot that Dusty won't sac bunt with.

    I'd like to say he wouldn't do it with Bruce, but Votto may well be the only one. Be nice to not have the bat taken out of his hands too often.
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    High five! nate's Avatar
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    Re: Ludwick out - The batting order going forward?

    I would offer again that Votto isn't a typical left-handed hitter in that he doesn't have an extreme platoon split:

    Career wOBA:
    .392 vs. LHP
    .422 vs. RHP

    So bat him second.

    Sidebar: I'm actually hard-pressed to find any split our hitting situation where Votto is appreciably worse than a mortal hitter.
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