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    Should Nick be an Automatic to Bat 3rd in the lineup?

    Just asking the question. We could start by saying is there anyone with decent OBP and contact on the Roster............?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 21xxxv View Post
    Just asking the question. We could start by saying is there anyone with decent OBP and contact on the Roster............?
    Nick is fine at 3rd. According to The Book:
    The old-school book says to put your best high-average hitter here. The lead-off hitter should already be in scoring position and a hit drives him in. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am.

    The Book says the #3 hitter comes to the plate with, on average, fewer runners on base than the #4 or #5 hitters. So why focus on putting a guy who can knock in runs in the #3 spot, when the two spots after him can benefit from it more? Surprisingly, because he comes to bat so often with two outs and no runners on base, the #3 hitter isn't nearly as important as we think. This is a spot to fill after more important spots are taken care of.
    Would much rather have him there then Wieters.

    Here's how the lineup spots rank in the importance of avoiding outs:

    #1, #4, #2, #5, #3, #6, #7, #8, #9

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