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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri May 26, 2006 1:48 am

I just don't see Abreu getting moved to the leadoff slot. I'll agree it makes sabermetrical sense but I don't see it actually happening. I actually like Utley hitting second if Abreu's 3rd.

Just going reverse obp here's what the Phillies lineup would look like based on this year's stats only:
Abreu
Burrell
Utley
Rowand
Howard
Bell
Lieberthal
Rollins

Obviously though certain players are over and under performing their talent this year so that skews things a bit...still makes for an interesting lineup. :)
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Postby Los_Dodgers » Fri May 26, 2006 2:04 pm

I definetly cannot see Abreu being moved...I would cry, I need RBI from him. I though I read yesterday that Manuel said he refused to move Abreu from the 3 spot.
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Postby Fame Throwa » Sat May 27, 2006 8:52 am

Manuel isn't considering moving Abreu to the leadoff spot. You can read more here:

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs ... 002/SPORTS
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Postby Fame Throwa » Sat May 27, 2006 5:43 pm

For what it's worth, Rollins is leading off tonight. Abreu is batting third.
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Postby Mugrila » Sat May 27, 2006 9:08 pm

Well, something helped, Rollins is 3/3 with a HR and 3 R tonight.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Sat May 27, 2006 11:33 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:i think the fact that he has a home run goes to show you how bad of a "slump" hes in. Jimmy tries to swing for the fences in every at bat. when hes not, thats when he is productive over a long period of time. its only a matter of time.....


Actually Rollins ground ball percentage is UP every year over the last 3 - including this year. It's still low for a speedster like he is...I'd like it over 50%. But it was 43.3% in 2004, 44.4% in 2005 and 45.7% now in 2006 (was 45.5% when I wrote the article in my sig). If anything he's swinging for the fences slightly less.
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