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Why not leadoff Iwamura ?

Postby chipper » Tue May 29, 2007 7:13 pm

The guy gets on base like no one else on the team

Iwamura
Upton
Crawford
Wiggy
Pena
D Young
Navaro
Harris
Dukes

Looks way better than what they've been doing.
Lefty/righty all the way down, plus you'd have Dukes as your double leadoff to help turn the lineup over.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue May 29, 2007 8:44 pm

I haven't even thought about that, but that's actually not a bad idea. I wouldn't mind it as an Iwamura owner who's low on runs ;-D
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue May 29, 2007 9:05 pm

because Crawford and Dukes would take it the wrong way and beat him up in the clubhouse? j/k....

I think that Baseball by the Numbers made a great case for having an OBP stud lead off and not worry about the SB. There are too many teams who haven't gotten around to trying that approach I think...
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Postby chipper » Wed May 30, 2007 1:30 am

AcidRock23 wrote:I think that Baseball by the Numbers made a great case for having an OBP stud lead off and not worry about the SB. There are too many teams who haven't gotten around to trying that approach I think...


Yeah, and it's not like Dukes is a speedster that steals tons of bases.
Iwamura has decent speed, more than enough to leadoff.
He would give you a patient, left handed hitting fast guy at the top of the lineup. Just more of a professional hitter at this point.
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Postby sportsaddict » Wed May 30, 2007 1:40 am

I think that'd be a good idea, how's Imawura's speed exactly? If he's speedy enough to steal some bases and wreak havoc, I like him at the top and Upton is a perfect 2 hitter with a good balance of pop, contact, and speed... man, if Tampa just had a power hitter (not Ty Wiggington :-b ), they would be scary good on offense...
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed May 30, 2007 9:32 am

Aki should be second with BJ leadingoff
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Postby chipper » Wed May 30, 2007 11:40 am

deerayfan072 wrote:Aki should be second with BJ leadingoff


That'll work too.
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Postby The Cow » Wed May 30, 2007 12:50 pm

Iwamura should not bat lead-off!!!!!!!! Reaon, it makes too much sense and the D-Rays are nonsense.

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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed May 30, 2007 3:00 pm

sportsaddict wrote:I think that'd be a good idea, how's Imawura's speed exactly? If he's speedy enough to steal some bases and wreak havoc, I like him at the top and Upton is a perfect 2 hitter with a good balance of pop, contact, and speed... man, if Tampa just had a power hitter (not Ty Wiggington :-b ), they would be scary good on offense...


He has some speed, but not a ton of it. The point is though, that he is so good with OBP that it is worth it to lead him off, despite his medium speed.
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Postby rippz » Wed May 30, 2007 3:18 pm

Why not just go:

Uptin
Crawford
Young
Pena
Ty
Iwamura

OR

Uptin
Crawford
Iwamura
Pena
Young
Ty


Ive been mad at this all year so far. At least Uptin got switched to batting 1st or 2nd.
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