Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 1/9/13
By Greg Bird - AngelsWin.com Columnist This began as a single article about who should hit number 2 in the line-up and as I looked into the stats I figured we first needed to talk about the most successful Angels’ two-hole hitter last year, Torii Hunter. As I researched Torii’s performance last year this article developed into two parts, both of which, I believe, are necessary for us to fully understand the true factors in the decision about who should bat second. This first part addresses the theories about how and why Torii was so successful. This will affect our discussion about replacing his production between Trout and Pujols next time. I imagine this piece will be most interesting to those of you who enjoy stats and those of you who don’t will probably be bored to tears. This is your warning; if you read on.  Don’t be upset with me if it’s all ‘sabermetric stat geeky’ sounding; it’s supposed to be. The first thing we always hear about when asked why Torii was so good hit...
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