11/30/2012 4:23 AM
I know this is inconsequential most likely, but thought I'd ask. I have Miguel Cabrera/Carlos pena/Alfonso Soriano abtting in the 3/4/5 spots. Ive been noticing that Carlos Pena gets intentionally walked a ton.

Migeul Cabrera-340/390/539 (17 Homers/71 RBI)
Carlos Pena-319/444/609 (24 Homers/65 RBI) (22 IBB), Tied for 2nd in league)
Alfonso Soriano-303/340/486 (9 Homers/56 RBI)
82 games in, team is 42-40.

Wondering if I should switch Miguel and Carlos in the 3 and 4 spots so Carlos doesnt get walked so much since he's hitting so many homers. Or would they just walk Miguel now if I switched them?
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11/30/2012 8:21 AM
Posted by boogerlips on 11/30/2012 5:22:00 AM (view original):
Why would you ever not want a 1.000OBP player?
What ?
11/30/2012 8:23 AM
Posted by rback on 11/30/2012 8:21:00 AM (view original):
Posted by boogerlips on 11/30/2012 5:22:00 AM (view original):
Why would you ever not want a 1.000OBP player?
What ?
Walks are good. If Pena never, ever makes an out, your team will do pretty well.

Walks are marginally less good when it is the last useful hitter in your lineup. So in your case, I think you have it exactly right, Soriano is a low walk guy, so he won't walk and leave your #6 hitter to make out with 2 runners on. 

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