A five hole hitter is a poor man's four hole hitter...
There's really not that much difference between the two.
I didn't say there was a gigantic different between the two. I think in THIS lineup Jones is much better fit for the 4 hole.
1. I think he will hit for a little better average and I think he will hit for a little more power. I think he is going to produce more runs.
2. I think that having him hit between Bregman and Katz is going to provide him some protection. With Katz having a little more experience, pitchers are less likely to pitch around Jones to get to Katz. If they do so, fine, we have Katz behind him. I think he will see more fastballs in the 4 hole.
Just my opinion, if you disagree that's fine.
This post was edited on 2/20 at 11:24 am