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Why does Torii Hunter bat 6th?

Postby YardBirds » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:30 pm

Can anyone explain to me the logic of batting L. Rodriguez 2nd, rather then Torii (who may I add is the only Twin batting over .300). Wouldn't you rather someone be on base for Cuddyer and Mourneau?
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Postby Ed4252 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:42 pm

Only thing I can think of is he(Rodriguez) doesn't strike out a lot (even though his avg is low) and doesn't ground into DPs compared to Torii. Torii on the other hand is a good RBI guy for the 3-4-5 guys with more power.
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Re: Why does Torii Hunter bat 6th?

Postby byfrcp » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:51 pm

YardBirds wrote:Can anyone explain to me the logic of batting L. Rodriguez 2nd, rather then Torii (who may I add is the only Twin batting over .300). Wouldn't you rather someone be on base for Cuddyer and Mourneau?


Joe Mauer is hitting .365 :-?
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Postby YardBirds » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:02 pm

Ooops... forgot about him... but you see what I mean irregardless.
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Postby King Tim » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:02 pm

I think I heard last year that Torii doesn't feel comfortable hitting in the 4 hole and Gardy wants the left handed guys hiting 3 and 5. He is not a good fit at #2
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Postby jfg » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:05 pm

Torii was very vocal when he was pushed out of the 3 spot. Didn't like it one bit. It wasn't a threat to the team because Hunter isn't like that, but he let the media hear his gripes. I think the 6 spot worked out for him last year though and you don't hear him complaining anymore...
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