Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
So I was just viewing Drew Stubbs splits on the season. He had 77% of his plate appearances in the leadoff spot this season. He spent another 23% splitting time between the #3 and #5 spots in the line up. Take a look at the dramatic difference between the numbers when he bats leadoff and when he doesn't.
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	     PA	   AB	H  2B  3B  HR  BB   BB%	   K	K%    AVG  OBP   SLG   OPS
Bat 1st	     447  384  98  20   3   8  57  12.75  117  26.1  .255 .358	.385  .743
Bat Other    124  112  35   8   1   4  10   8.10   25  20.1  .313 .371	.509  .880
Is over 20% of the season too small of a sample size to take something away from these numbers?
No! 20% is not too small! It is more than enough to say, "hey wait a minute, maybe we're on to something here"..