Tony LaRussa should consider batting Albert Cleanup instead of Matt Holliday
Many baseball fans see that title and probably gawk as their initial reaction. Tradition tells us that you bat your best hitter third. I am here to tell you why that may be a false assumption to continue to make.
Albert Pujols has built a very healthy career batting in the three hole for St. Louis, in fact he has hit 299 of his home runs in that spot and has a lifetime OPS of 1.068 and a .335 average. But I fear that St. Louis may be accidentally missing a unique opportunity to capitalize on more run production from the great Albert.
St. Louis and Tony LaRussa were delivered a unique opportunity middle of 2009, an opportunity they had not had since Jim Edmonds was hot and was able to protect Albe ...
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Article written by Jeffrey Lage