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Mainieri: Stevenson in CF is "fairly permanent"



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Hunt Palmer @HuntPalmerBBI7m
Paul Mainieri just told us Andrew Stevenson in CF and Mark Laird in RF is a "fairly permenant" move.


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Chandler Rome @Rome_TDR1m
Looks like Andrew Stevenson has a firm spot in the #LSU lineup. Mainieri just told us Laird in RF and Stevenson in CF is "fairly permanent."


I like this. The kid has a high ceiling (nb4Jacoby) and is silky smooth out in CF. Also moves Laird over to RF, and he won't be out of the lineup at any time. Looks like the Sciambria/McMullen experiment might be phazing out.

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#LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri says Sean McMullen will lead off Sat. and Sun., when Mo. is scheduled to start right-handers.



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ProjectP2294
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I didn't think Sciambra was doing a poor job.





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hate that for Sciambra, but at this time, those two are just better.

I also wish Rhymes would stick to DH, but we all know that story.






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I have enjoyed the competition in the outfield, but I am ready for some permanence.

I do have a reassured feeling that if someone gets hurt, we have very formidable backups that can step up.






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hate that for Sciambra, but at this time, those two are just better.

I also wish Rhymes would stick to DH, but we all know that story.


I agree on both points Harry.

Does this also mean that Stevenson will hold down leadoff?






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I also wish Rhymes would stick to DH, but we all know that story.


My only problem with Rhymes at DH is it's a very different position. I have read a lot of DH's say it is harder to play DH than most think. You cannot pick yourself up after a bad at bat. You just go back to the bench and sit there. Really tough to stay upbeat and warm.






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I do have a reassured feeling that if someone gets hurt, we have very formidable backups that can step up.


This is a fantastic contrast from last year that has been making a serious difference.






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I didn't think Sciambra was doing a poor job.


I think at the plate he's really scuffling. And then he misplaced that ball on sunday. as soon as he did that, then struck out on 3 pitches PM yanked him.






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I think at the plate he's really scuffling.


Yeah, he was doing so well early on too. Hopefully he can get it straightened out. His OBP is still pretty high. The thing he was doing best early in the season though was making the pitcher throw him a ton of pitches. It helped all the guys behind him see everything the pitcher had.

I wonder what changed about his approach.






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I wonder what changed about his approach.


I believe the most likley story is that Javi tried to change his swing after he started the season batting .600ish






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Who is faster? Hitting seems to be about the same.





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Who is faster? Hitting seems to be about the same.


I believe Stevenson is, but not by a lot.






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fairly permanent"



isn't this an oxymoron?






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I believe the most likley story is that Javi tried to change his swing after he started the season batting .600ish


I know you're being sarcastic, but one of my gripes with Javi is that he is inexperienced for what we're asking him to do. Offensive production right now is great, so he's obviously doing something right. But helping guys work through the mental side of a slump is a little tougher, but just as important as helping them hone their technique and approach. I'm not saying Javi can't do that, just that he doesn't have a lot of experience doing that.






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Stevenson still has to prove he can hit consistently against SEC pitching, rather than Tulane midweek pitching, but he is solid defensively and has more upside than Sciambra

DH is still up for grabs with a lot of players in play, Tyler Moore, McMullen, Sciambra, Chinea.

Good thing is if someone starts slumping there's players good enough to step in






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isn't this an oxymoron?


means permanent til it changes






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one of my gripes with Javi is that he is inexperienced for what we're asking him to do. Offensive production right now is great, so he's obviously doing something right. But helping guys work through the mental side of a slump is a little tougher, but just as important as helping them hone their technique and approach. I'm not saying Javi can't do that, just that he doesn't have a lot of experience doing that.


Javi's been here, what, five years now? LINK

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scuffling


Learned a new word today.






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Javi's been here, what, five years now?


And where did he coach prior to being at LSU?






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Project, i'm sure you do not remember, but during the start of the season your comments convinced me that speed was the essential element lacking last year that caused us to hit into so many double plays. I know how to quanitify speed on defense, but i didn't really think about the crucial role it plays in offense because it's not that easy to measure. I think it's made all the difference this year, and you are the poster who pointed that out to me, so thanks. I think speed is why Stevenson got the nod over CS (although CS is not slow; just not as fast).





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I vaguely remember that. I think I said something about our DPs last year were because we couldn't run, and this year it's because we're drilling the ball right at guys. I still think that's the case. Basically last years DPs could be corrected (and were, obviously), the ones we've hit into this year are more "bad baseball fortune" related. I know everyone loves that term.





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