Interesting Article on the Batting Order

TheU 4ever

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On how the batting order has evolved and what good ideas there are moving forward

Thanks for the interesting article on The U Baseball. The key question is: Do we have the goods this year to at least host a Super Regional or possibly get to the CWS?
 

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Thanks for the interesting article on The U Baseball. The key question is: Do we have the goods this year to at least host a Super Regional or possibly get to the CWS?
Too early to tell but I am confident we will be back in the tournament this year,
 

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So basically, we need to pick one from the list below and stick them at the end of the order.

Player avg ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb so ob% sb-att
Michael Amditis .296 27 4 8 1 0 1 5 12 .444 8 4 .457 1-2
Chad Crosbie .267 15 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 .267 1 4 .313 2-2
Tony Jenkins .257 35 10 9 1 0 0 4 10 .286 5 5 .357 6-6

It would be nice if two other players that were capable starters last year (Cloonan and Quinones) would come around to solidify that last spot.
 

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The Idea of putting Zamora in the lead-off spot (AND NOT CHANGING HIS APPROACH) would be a slam dunk IMO. I think Lala can do the job but having a steady hand at the bottom really helps turn things over
 

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Thanks for the interesting article on The U Baseball. The key question is: Do we have the goods this year to at least host a Super Regional or possibly get to the CWS?
This is in all likelihood a tournament team, hosting also possible. Will we make it to Omaha? Hard to tell this early. I do think we make it back soon, this year or soon after.
 

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So basically, we need to pick one from the list below and stick them at the end of the order.

Player avg ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb so ob% sb-att
Michael Amditis .296 27 4 8 1 0 1 5 12 .444 8 4 .457 1-2
Chad Crosbie .267 15 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 .267 1 4 .313 2-2
Tony Jenkins .257 35 10 9 1 0 0 4 10 .286 5 5 .357 6-6

It would be nice if two other players that were capable starters last year (Cloonan and Quinones) would come around to solidify that last spot.
Amditis already has the fourth-best OBP despite his relatively lower average.
 

sfbomber

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Yeah, Amditis has slightly improved from 2017. ACC play around the corner for all of them.
 

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The Idea of putting Zamora in the lead-off spot (AND NOT CHANGING HIS APPROACH) would be a slam dunk IMO. I think Lala can do the job but having a steady hand at the bottom really helps turn things over
I think this would be a mistake. Lala could be a productive lead-off hitter on this team for 4 years. I'd leave him there. Despite the recent strikeouts, his speed and base-stealing ability are a perfect fit to disrupt starting pitchers early in the game and get early leads.
 

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I like Lala at leadoff too. But I would definitely like to see the middle of the order moved up. Maybe have Zamora batting 2nd and Toral 3rd.
 

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Lala's on base percentage is also a huge factor. He has 11 walks. All I know is I don't know how they plan on keeping Gates out of the batting lineup. The kid looked like a grown man at the plate on Sunday. Big true freshman, compact swing from the left side. Impressive to see live. This is a really good ballclub in the making and I mean really good. DiMare interview on Monday evening he flat out understands he has defensive issues in the field he is trying to address. I believe the lineup changes are just as much that as it is about the perfect hitting order. No accident Jenkins was pulled from Sunday's lineup.
 

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Lala's on base percentage is also a huge factor. He has 11 walks. All I know is I don't know how they plan on keeping Gates out of the batting lineup. The kid looked like a grown man at the plate on Sunday. Big true freshman, compact swing from the left side. Impressive to see live. This is a really good ballclub in the making and I mean really good. DiMare interview on Monday evening he flat out understands he has defensive issues in the field he is trying to address. I believe the lineup changes are just as much that as it is about the perfect hitting order. No accident Jenkins was pulled from Sunday's lineup.
That is what I suspected as well. This team should have more than enough offense for the next couple of years; catching the ball will be the key to how far we go.
 
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