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Gameday Thread: 8/23 vs. Blue Jays: Same lineup as last night


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Ok, who has an issue with this line up given what's currently on the roster? It appeases the Grant Green Gang and the #FreePerez Peeps. We also have Murphy and Cron in the line up.

 

Scioscia is still placing Pujols immediately behind Trout in the lineup. Not once have we seen a lineup of Trout - Calhoun - Pujols, similar to the Trout - Hunter - Pujols sequence that resulted in Trout putting up the best season of his career to date.

 

As a result of this continued silliness, if you look at net stolen bases ( SB - 2*CS ), Albert Pujols actually actually stolen more bases than Trout this season. 

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Scioscia is still placing Pujols immediately behind Trout in the lineup. Not once have we seen a lineup of Trout - Calhoun - Pujols, similar to the Trout - Hunter - Pujols sequence that resulted in Trout putting up the best season of his career to date.

 

As a result of this continued silliness, if you look at net stolen bases ( SB - 2*CS ), Albert Pujols actually actually stolen more bases than Trout this season. 

 

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Scioscia is still placing Pujols immediately behind Trout in the lineup. Not once have we seen a lineup of Trout - Calhoun - Pujols, similar to the Trout - Hunter - Pujols sequence that resulted in Trout putting up the best season of his career to date.

As a result of this continued silliness, if you look at net stolen bases ( SB - 2*CS ), Albert Pujols actually actually stolen more bases than Trout this season.

That has little to do with line up construction, at least in my opinion. I think it's more about Trout's development as a player. He runs less to take stress off his legs. His game has turned into power with speed rather than speed with power.

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That has little to do with line up construction, at least in my opinion. I think it's more about Trout's development as a player. He runs less to take stress off his legs. His game has turned into power with speed rather than speed with power.

In 2013 nearly all of Trout's stolen bases occurred in the second  half when Pujols was on the DL and Hamilton was batting behind him. Pujols is more likely to foul off pitches, Hamilton is more likely to swing and miss, the latter is more conducive to stealing bases. 

In 2014 a disproportionate amount of Trout's steals ocurred either when Pujols had a day off, or after Pujols had made an out behind him. 

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In 2013 nearly all of Trout's stolen bases occurred in the second  half when Pujols was on the DL and Hamilton was batting behind him. Pujols is more likely to foul off pitches, Hamilton is more likely to swing and miss, the latter is more conducive to stealing bases. 

In 2014 a disproportionate amount of Trout's steals ocurred either when Pujols had a day off, or after Pujols had made an out behind him. 

 

My conclusion, based on your analysis, is that we should trade for Chris Davis, and bat him behind Trout.

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Ok let's think about this Lux, if it was simply because Albert bats behind him, then explain why Trout doesn't steal when the next batter is up after Albert gets out without advancing him? It would make more sense to steal with an extra out and being on first.

In 2013 and 2014 Trout actually was stealing in that situation. This year he may in fact have a red light due to fear of injury. 

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