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batting 9 for a national league is not ideal. I would prefer the 8 spot to batting after the pitcher. batting after the pitcher u are almost always assured of batting after an out. Maybe it is temporary though it really hurt Addison Russell the year he batted 9 all year.

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Still batting 2nd tonight even with Rendon back in the lineup

BATTING LEADOFF BABY!

You guys do realise that moving up to 2nd increases pressure on the kid and they might not want to do that to him just yet? He's a young kid who's having success so no need to change things right now

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1 minute ago, hailfire4 said:

batting 9 for a national league is not ideal. I would prefer the 8 spot to batting after the pitcher. batting after the pitcher u are almost always assured of batting after an out. Maybe it is temporary though it really hurt Addison Russell the year he batted 9 all year.

Batting 8th in front of the picture gives you no lineup protection.. he should have plenty of opportunities to steal batting in front of Eaton/Turner.

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Just now, hailfire4 said:

batting 9 for a national league is not ideal. I would prefer the 8 spot to batting after the pitcher. batting after the pitcher u are almost always assured of batting after an out. Maybe it is temporary though it really hurt Addison Russell the year he batted 9 all year.

He won’t steal in front of the pitcher. This spot is a phenomal signal that he can easily get 35 plus SBs with upside for more. Worth the trade off.

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his on base percentage would be super high if he got on base that often in the 9 hole. American League sure 9 is another leadoff hitter but they have a real batter batting 8. besides I can see a lot of sacrifice bunting in his future. especially if the pitcher prolly just ended the inning making an out in the 8 hole. I am not a fan of NL teams shortening their lineups to 7 real batters before mister auto out

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13 minutes ago, meh2 said:

My apologies to Trea Turner owners but I think we’re about to see Robles move up to the 1 or 2 hole in the lineup a lot sooner than expected.

I'm more curious if Carter Kieboom will get the call. He is ready, at least offensively.  Sad day for baseball any way you spin it. Trea is a top-3 most fun player to watch play imo. 

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2 minutes ago, ChicksDigTheOPS said:

I'm more curious if Carter Kieboom will get the call. He is ready, at least offensively.  Sad day for baseball any way you spin it. Trea is a top-3 most fun player to watch play imo. 

 

.721 OPS in AA (in half a season) last year; don't know that the bat is ready.  Nats are really aggressive on promotions, so you may be right anyway...

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2 hours ago, Whizzinator said:

 

.721 OPS in AA (in half a season) last year; don't know that the bat is ready.  Nats are really aggressive on promotions, so you may be right anyway...

 

 

I recall him finishing super strong. I'm pure visuals. and I know a big leaguer when I see one. He is a big leaguer right now. 

but it's not like his career numbers are bad:
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Not bad for a 21-year old. 

He is a total stud in the making. I think he profiles like a high-OBP, 25+ homer guy. Sort of a lesser Anthony Rendon. Maybe a less explosive young Tulo. 
Here is taking Verlander deep twice:
https://www.mlb.com/video/kieboom-s-2-hrs-off-verlander-c2523575083

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I'm expecting Robles to hit 2nd behind Eaton for the most part.  Management has a desired preference to split Eaton and Soto up a couple of batters, at least against RHP.

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1 hour ago, RJWMN24 said:

Hitting 9th today.  Disappointing but if he keeps playing well it will be hard to keep him down for too long.

So I got excited over the misfortune of many others for no reason?

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Extremely impressed by this kid so far as a Nats fan. Wanted to acquire him in my keeper this offseason but despite numerous attempts couldn't get him.

He should be hitting high up in the order very soon. Perfect chance to try him out there while Trea's out.

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