Pogotheostrich wrote:He does seem to hit better when he is batting first in the order but do you really think that matters that much after the first inning?
I agree about Soriano in the leadoff spot, I'd bat him 2nd. He does seem to like hitting at the top of the order, but his XBH would be a bit more productive in the 2 spot.
But I've never been upset when the leadoff hitter homers and my team is out to the early 1-0 lead.
So, are you saying you'd rather have leading off Soriano, career .280 BA, .325 OBP than Juan Pierre, career .303 BA, .351 OBP??? Even though Pierre steals more bases and strikes out less as well? Even though you could have had Soriano batting *behind* Pierre, where his doubles and HR's would mean more? That's just crazy talk.
Man, I wish we could have kept Pierre to lead off and have Soriano batting 2 or 3.
(taps little picture of a microphone)... is this thing on?