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Postby nmarq8 » Tue May 31, 2005 4:34 pm

C. Patterson's been batting all over the Cubs lineup, what's going on? He's been hitting 6th and 7th recently, are they trying to use his bat for more rbi production...I do know he's hit 9 HR's this year, all of which have been solo shots. IMO he's a heck of a leadoff hitter with the right people behind him, and I'd consider ARam and Derek Lee as the right people.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Tue May 31, 2005 4:37 pm

The perfect answer to your question...

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Postby Drunken Rhino » Tue May 31, 2005 4:45 pm

http://www.cubsfun.com

or search for it at the Cafe. Great stuff. Really.
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Postby mikegp » Tue May 31, 2005 4:52 pm

I don't think Patterson is a good leadoff hitter at all. He has horrible plate discipline, but he could improve in that area. If I had to put him somewhere in the cubs lineup it would probably be number 3. He has speed and power just not a good idea where the strike zone is. If he has Aramis and Lee behind him he will get some good pitches to hit and should get on base more. I think the reason he's all over the lineup right now is because Dusty has no clue where to put him. Potentially he could really hit anywhere, but right now he's best suited for 3 or 6 IMO
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Re: Thoughts on C. Patterson

Postby rmeesig » Tue May 31, 2005 4:55 pm

nmarq8 wrote:IMO he's a heck of a leadoff hitter with the right people behind him, and I'd consider ARam and Derek Lee as the right people.


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Postby Drunken Rhino » Tue May 31, 2005 5:00 pm

Some guys are just comfortable lower in the lineup. Patterson is not a good leadoff candidate (.263 avg and .314 there)and seems more comfortable lower in the lineup (333 avg & obp in the 3 slot; .296 avg & .321 @ 6)

W/o looking up the stats, it seems that the same thing affects Andruw Jones w/ the Braves. He looks more comfortable hitting 5th than he did 3rd or 4th in the lineup.

But mostly, I think it's b/c Dusty has no clue where his players should hit. Seriously, Dubios hitting 5th?
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Postby zoozam » Tue May 31, 2005 5:15 pm

i'm an owner a couple of places ... i think the main answer as to why he moves is dusty; however, he k's too much for a leadoff guy ... his OBP isn't suited for the first slot in the order and he doesn't drive in enough runs for 5th ... he's either a 2 or a 6 IMO
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Postby RugbyD » Tue May 31, 2005 5:35 pm

he's a poor hitter who belongs in 7th until he can consistently hit 290-300, then move him to 6th, but no further until he gets his OBP above 340. of course this is me talking and not dusty.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue May 31, 2005 5:38 pm

Patterson needs to give up his power stroke before he becomes an effective major league player. He swings for the fences every at-bat, and while it sometimes pays off, it is extremely detrimental to his OBP. He needs to realize that he's a lead-off man, not a power hitter.

Until he does that, he's just going to be another kid with untapped potential. He's one of these players that's a LOT less valuable in real life than he is in fantasy.
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Postby hybrid » Tue May 31, 2005 6:04 pm

Just curious, anyone ever see him not pull the ball?

Bunts don't count ... :-b
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