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bhtigerfan
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Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Generally in baseball, the best hitter bats 4th. MSU has Rooker batting 2nd and I'm wondering why.

Personally, I think the best hitter should bat in the 3 spot to ensure they get an at bat in the first inning.


burdman
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Generally in baseball, the best hitter bats 4th.


I don't think so.


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YogaPants
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Baton Rouge
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
u don't want your 3/4 hole guy striking out like that





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LSU Coyote
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Generally in baseball, the best hitter bats 4th

No.


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Eighteen
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Moving him up to try and get home more ABs probably


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heatom2
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Generally in baseball, the best hitter bats 4th


The best hitter almost always hits in the three hole.


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Geaux23
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Moved him up to have 2 better hitters protecting him so he could see more pitches


TigerBait2008
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Yep you know nothing about baseball


GMoney2600
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Moved him up to have 2 better hitters protecting him so he could see more pitches


This


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LSU1SLU
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Generally people who known nothing about baseball, don't start threads about baseball


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bhtigerfan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Yep you know nothing about baseball
Yeah, I only played T-ball through high-school.

Go frick your mother.


lsu2006
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
You mad


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Howyouluhdat
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Moved him up to have 2 better hitters protecting him so he could see more pitches



I don't get this at all. No matter where Rooker hits he's not getting good pitches to hit plain and simple. You can put him in the three hole and have those same two guys behind him


geauxtigers33
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2014
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Most complete hitter has always been 3 hole hitter when I was growing up. Recently the analytics have changed that to where teams are starting to put their best hitter at 2. Kris Bryant batting second for the Cubs for instance. Also helps when you have two other talented guys to bat behind you.


Geaux23
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2012
2992 posts

re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Then you have a shite batter getting an out batting second
I mean what's to say if he bats 4th he doesn't lead off the second inning every game
If he has a decent guy behind he may be less likely to get intentionally walked is all
This post was edited on 6/11 at 9:27 pm


DBU
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Member since Mar 2014
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
Wrong. Best hitter is generally in the 3 hole. Rooker is batting second so they get him to the plate as many times as possible tonight.


HeadChange
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Yeah, I only played T-ball through high-school.

Didnt know people played T-ball that long.


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bhtigerfan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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 I don't get this at all. No matter where Rooker hits he's not getting good pitches to hit plain and simple. You can put him in the three hole and have those same two guys behind him

That's what I'm wondering.


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bhtigerfan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Rooker is batting second so they get him to the plate as many times as possible tonight.
Was he hitting 3rd last night? I don't remember.


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bhtigerfan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Rooker batting 2nd. Why?
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Most complete hitter has always been 3 hole hitter when I was growing up. Recently the analytics have changed that to where teams are starting to put their best hitter at 2. Kris Bryant batting second for the Cubs for instance. Also helps when you have two other talented guys to bat behind you.
Thanks for this info.



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