Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Jun 2, 2023.
Man you said it!!!
I’ll take line drives all day. All this drop and lift launch angle stuff ugh!!!
I guess the underrated Tim Tadlock didn't get the memo.
Yeah, people forgot about him. Coaches for this time of year. Got lots of super knowledgeable baseball friends and all agree very tough regional.
The closer a batter is to the top of the lineup the more times he will come to bat in a game and in a season. Now, who do you want at the top?
edit: see @apkgator explained the reasoning it is done that way.
Cags 1st then, Langford where he is, then Rivera,, Heyman, Kurland, BT Thomas, Shelnut, Robertson ( because I read that he is better defensively?)
I thought I'd look this up, as maybe I had not remembered it correctly. Apparently, it happened in the CWS and not a regional, but things like this do actually happen.
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Actually I don't think Cags swings for a launch angle unlike Jud. I think that he just wants to put a hurt on the baseball. He hits the ball hard enough that he can get dingers at low trajectories. Now when he connects with a good launch angle it is "magestic". LOL.
But the point is well taken.
Most ball players that hit for average and put the ball in play might want to take the Charlie Lau approach to hitting and forget about launch angles. Youngsters will probably need to Google him but us old guys know who he was.
I would want the guy with the highest OBP batting first. That ain't Cags.
Who hit 2 HR today?
Solo shots don't win games. Wouldn't you want him to hit dingers with runners on?
I kind of like Langford, Rivera and Cags as 1-2-3 in a lineup.
Langford gets on base at a very high rate. Rivera is very patient at the plate and also hits for average and power. Cags has no patience at the plate but he can crush a baseball,
The lead off batter is called a table setter for a reason.
Fisher starting next game. I like it!!!
One was a 3 run HR
Not leading off the game.
Big chance for one of our young superstars. Hoping Fisher can give us five or six innings tonight.
Cags will never, ever be a leadoff guy lol
Maybe the bottom half of the order would be on and he would knock them in..
I am kidding around..just don't understand why the bottom half is struggling all the time...not a baseball expert , never played or coached...just wondered why the order is not moved around more
What qualities should a lead off batter have?
Has Kurland forgotten some place settings lately?