Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Garrett Jones as a Number Two Hitter? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-garrett-jones-as-a-number-two-hitter.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Andy Zibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-garrett-jones-as-a-number-two-hitter.html#comment-25748 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:56:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48731#comment-25748 Jones/Gaby batting 2nd? Yes, please.

Vs. Righty
LF Marte
1B Jones (.348 OBP v. RHP)
CF Cutch
3B Pedro
2B Walker (.346 OBP v. RHP)
RF Snider
C Martin/McKenry
SS Barmes

Vs. Lefty
Vs. Righty
LF Marte
1B Gaby (.385 OBP v. LHP)
CF Cutch
3B Pedro
2B Walker (.323 OBP v. LHP)
RF Tabata
C Martin/McKenry
SS Barmes

Players are creatures of habit, and managers buy into that. The way I just laid it out, Jones/Gaby always hit 2nd, Snider/Tabata always hit 6th, and Walker always hits 5th. It makes sense statistically, and, if you buy that sort of thing, psychologically. I trust you wouldn’t want Walker in the 2 spot v. LHP. And CW has it that players hate getting shuffled around the order.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-garrett-jones-as-a-number-two-hitter.html#comment-25735 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:49:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48731#comment-25735 this makes sense to me. well said.

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-garrett-jones-as-a-number-two-hitter.html#comment-25734 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:31:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48731#comment-25734 Tim,

I’ve got to wonder how long the rope is with Travis Snider. At this point it looks like he has zero chance to hit for any power, which is his calling card. Do you see any chance at all that his OPS for April approaches .650?

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By: NastyNate82 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-garrett-jones-as-a-number-two-hitter.html#comment-25726 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:16:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48731#comment-25726 Don’t think its a terrible idea to bat Jones there; kind of a different way of thinking, which I don’t think Hurdle normally does. What bothers me is the quote from Hurdle the other day that only 3 spots are set: Pitcher 9th, Cutch 3rd, and Marte 1st. Really don’t like the Dusty Baker school of managing where you have a fast guy who would swing at anything up top there. Against a righty, I’d much rather have Walker leadoff and bat Marte lower (5th or 6th).

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By: piraterican21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/pirates-notebook-garrett-jones-as-a-number-two-hitter.html#comment-25722 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:26:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48731#comment-25722 I like it, worked out today! But the best part is where Walker and Snider bat on that line up. Walker has excelled in RBI situations, Snider needs to be in the line up as often as possible with the least pressure as possible.

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