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Original Poster5 points · 3 months ago

It's a mentality thing usually if someone struggles from a different spot in the order. Not an ability thing

level 2
5 points · 3 months ago

It can also be who hits behind them, if anyone is on base, etc. These things change how a pitcher pitches and if that increases Nick’s chances of getting a hit then I say let it ride and keep him at cleanup

level 3
Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago

Absolutely, I also don't understand the logic behind markakis being a better leadoff hitter than freeman would be. Not saying I think he should hit there, but I don't think it's markakis and "Not even close"

level 4
1 point · 3 months ago

I think if Ender keeps up what he’s been doing then throw him into the leadoff spot otherwise keep everything the same

level 5
Original Poster2 points · 3 months ago

Yeah I'm with you, ender is the most proven leadoff guy in our lineup, and we've just kind of been waiting around for him to come alive. I say maybe give him another week or two to make sure its real and then let him loose

level 4

Freeman is the Braves best all around hitter which makes him not the best option to leadoff. But your best hitter either 2 or 3

level 5
Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago

I think you're either wording this kind of oddly or I'm misunderstanding you. Freeman definitely adds more value as a 3 hitter than nick does as a cleanup hitter, so I'd definitely displace nick in the lineup before I would Freddie, but you can't convince me that nick markakis would be more affective as a leadoff hitter than Freddie would. Freddie is just simply a better hitter, so he would fit better into any spot.

level 6

Yes from a pure OBP and hitting stand point Freddie would be the best leadoff hitter

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