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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Wrong on Wright

In an article in Sports Illustrated, Tom Verducci points out that over the course of a 162 game season, a leadoff batter is likely to get about 150 more at bats than the eighth place batter. David Wright hit .293 as a rookie last year with an OBP of about .321. With a year's experience under his belt, these numbers are likely to improve (as will his power numbers). By batting him eighth rather than, say second, the New Mets' manager Willie Randolph is depriving him of about 140 at bats which converts to almost 45 hits. Is the current second place hitter likely to be as productive?


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