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    Stubbs in May

    in May (99 AB's, +9 BB)
    .273 .339 .525 .865

    batting 7th (86 AB's, +7 BB)
    .314 .375 .558 .933


    Coincidence?!?

    I think not!

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    I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008

    Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    We're not as good with him out of the lineup and batting anywhere other than 7th.

    Certainly the same goes for Rolen and Votto and Gomes.

    These Sunday games where some starters sit are dangerous for the REDS.

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    I agree they are dangerous, but luckily Rolen and Gomes are great off the bench.
    "Ahh, Jesus, I like him very much, but He no help with curveball." - Serrano. "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?" - Harris in Major League (1989)

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    He has looked completely different hitting farther down in the order and its working. I wouldnt mess with success
    "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    I wasn't a fan of Stubbs at first, but I think we made the right decision in keeping him up here. Maybe in a few years he'll be a decent lead-off hitter.
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    Re: Stubbs in May

    If I recall correctly, Stubbs had some pretty poor numbers in the minors when he batted leadoff. When he batted down in the order, his stats were better.

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    Quote Originally Posted by JKam View Post
    If I recall correctly, Stubbs had some pretty poor numbers in the minors when he batted leadoff. When he batted down in the order, his stats were better.
    Good memory. He was as lackluster as a hitting prospect could be, until he was dropped in the order. As much as the Reds salivate over his speed leading off, this season isn't the 1st time he has shown them he isn't leadoff material.

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    The top of the order isn't the only place where a team can use a "speed" player.

    Davey Concepcion was a great person to bat in the 7th spot. The 1976 REDS, with Concepcion batting in the 7th spot was a perfect fit.

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    I want to know WHY he's better in the bottom of the lineup than hitting leadoff. Isn't hitting for average indicative of being able to get on base? Or is this an issue where he isn't protecting anyone down there? Something has to give.

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    Quote Originally Posted by COM2010 View Post
    I want to know WHY he's better in the bottom of the lineup than hitting leadoff. Isn't hitting for average indicative of being able to get on base? Or is this an issue where he isn't protecting anyone down there? Something has to give.

    Pressure. There's a lot more pressure batting in the #1 hole. (It's saying to all of your teammates that you should get more at-bats than anyone else on the team because you're so darn good. That's a lot of peer-pressure to live up to.)

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    Re: Stubbs in May

    Not doubting you at all, I would just hope that at the major league level players could care less what their teammates think. Ah, I'll shut up. I never made it past pony league. My growth spurt started too late.


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