Grenade Teeth wrote:I don't expect Renteria to move up in the lineup. People asked LaRussa all year why Renteria wasn't hitting 2nd and he always told them, 'I like him better in the 6 or 7 spot.' He has that 'clutch hitter' tag that LaRussa doesn't want to waste in the 2 spot.
If Renteria were to bat 1 or 2, look for his runs to offset his drop in RBI, but I would think his SBs would take a big hit. Which would be horrible for Renteria owners.
I, like some others, dont believe this (clutch hitter) stuff. But lets pretend its true. Who would be dumb enough to stick him 7th then? You lose 18 plate appearances in each spot in the order over a season. So edgar loses 108 pa. Edgar at leadoff would be great for Renteria owners. Plenty of abs, which pad the adding totals like hits, runs, rbis, hrs, sb. I will take a hitter leadoff 100% of the time over hitting 7th.