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HOOTIE wrote:Erboes wrote:How many at bats do you think a player loses per position drop in the order?
Every position in the lineup is worth 18 Plate appearances in a 162 game season (162/9=18. So a drop from 1st to 8th would lose 126 p/a on average. Any drop in a lineup hurts any player, since you are taking abs away from him. It won't effect averages like average, oba, or slugging %, but it will effect counting stats like hrs, runs, rbis, and hits. So it's certaintly a negative to Soriano owners, if it indeed happens. I would never put him that low myself. Lofton with a 351 oba is a poor choice for leadoff.
TheYanks04 wrote:Soriano in the 8 hole is not going to affect his value much at all. Remeber, he will run because he is in the front end of a 4 speed tandem of Soriano, Boone, Lofton, and Jeter. His RBI opps in the 8-hole might be higher than if he was in the leadoff spot.
mtarail wrote:You're right that Soriano's strikeouts make him a tough sell in the leadoff spot. But Soriano's diversity of talent make him viable at any spot in the lineup besides the 4 spot.
LBJackal wrote:Hootie, I'm disappointed in you. A stat head who doesn't realize that less AB's does affect averages? Shame on you . By having less AB's, a player with a lower average then your team's average will hurt you less. And also, a player with a higher average then your team's average will help you less.
I'm sure you knew that Hootie, it was just a slip up.
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