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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    If splits don't matter much with Votto why would another team bring in a LOOGY?
    Because every manager does that. Every manager has a LOGGY in the pen that they bring into face a left handed batter.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

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    Because every manager does that. Every manager has a LOGGY in the pen that they bring into face a left handed batter.
    ...and why would it matter if he has no splits? The only player being neutralized is Bruce, who could be neutralized by a LOOGY not matter what spot you hide him in the batting order...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    We know BP stinks against RH pitching. His career numbers prove that. Why on earth would we want that hitting cleanup? It doesn't make any sense no matter how you spin it. Against lefties? Sure, put him 4th. I've got no problem with that because he destroys lefties. Against righties, he should be dropped down to 6th.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Shoot, against lefties I would bat Phillips second to maximize his PAs...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Shoot, against lefties I would bat Phillips second...
    I could live with that too.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    We know BP stinks against RH pitching. His career numbers prove that. Why on earth would we want that hitting cleanup? It doesn't make any sense no matter how you spin it. Against lefties? Sure, put him 4th. I've got no problem with that because he destroys lefties. Against righties, he should be dropped down to 6th.
    Right. Like I said, BP cleanup against lefties and Votto or Bruce against righties. The choice doesn't have to be BP or EE against *all* pitchers. Hardly rocket science.
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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

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    Right. Like I said, BP cleanup against lefties and Votto or Bruce against righties. The choice doesn't have to be BP or EE against *all* pitchers. Hardly rocket science.
    It's not rocket science...it's Dusty science.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    ...and why would it matter if he has no splits? The only player being neutralized is Bruce, who could be neutralized by a LOOGY not matter what spot you hide him in the batting order...
    Im confused by your line of thinking. The reason I would break up Votto and Bruce is so a LOGGY doesn't neutralize them. Granted Votto has pretty even splits against R and L that doesn't mean a LOGGY won't be successful against him. There are reasons why every team has a LOGGY. Just because Votto has even splits it doesn't mean he won't struggle against a LOGGY. If you put Phillips in between those two a manager will have to make a decision upon when to bring in the LOGGY.

    Phillips isn't the ideal 4 hitter for the Reds. Encarnacion probably is but I would want him to prove he can handle that roll before he is handed it.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Im confused by your line of thinking. The reason I would break up Votto and Bruce is so a LOGGY doesn't neutralize them. Granted Votto has pretty even splits against R and L that doesn't mean a LOGGY won't be successful against him. There are reasons why every team has a LOGGY. Just because Votto has even splits it doesn't mean he won't struggle against a LOGGY. If you put Phillips in between those two a manager will have to make a decision upon when to bring in the LOGGY.

    Phillips isn't the ideal 4 hitter for the Reds. Encarnacion probably is but I would want him to prove he can handle that roll before he is handed it.
    Are there any other numbers we can ignore since we are ignoring Votto's platoon splits?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    After the 1st inning, every 3rd or 4th batter become a cleanup hitter.

    Just to get some answers, what is a typical cleanup batter these days? When I was a kid, it was your power hitter. Nowadays, your power hitter bats 3rd to increase his chances of getting an extra AB.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    It's about the same size sample as batting in the 4th slot. If we have to throw out those numbers we surely have to throw out these numbers too...
    Yes, about the same sample size but a decent sample size, around 250 AB's.

    Why not just throw out everything and pick names from a hat?

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by LINEDRIVER View Post
    Yes, about the same sample size but a decent sample size, around 250 AB's.

    Why not just throw out everything and pick names from a hat?
    Why not just use career R/L splits? Makes it easy. Don't bat a guy cleanup against RHP that blows chunks against them. Same thing for LHP.

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by LINEDRIVER View Post
    Yes, about the same sample size but a decent sample size, around 250 AB's.

    Why not just throw out everything and pick names from a hat?
    Have the players draw toothpicks?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Why not just use career R/L splits? Makes it easy. Don't bat a guy cleanup against RHP that blows chunks against them. Same thing for LHP.
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    Re: Baker: Phillips will hit clean up

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    Want to manage the Reds?
    Raisor would be a much better choice. He's far more snarky. He'd be a tremendous thorn in Marty's side.


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