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For the past two seasons, Tribe third baseman Jack Hannahan has had to earn a spot on the roster during spring training. He is a player that seems to always have to prove himself year in and year out despite what he did the season before.
However, Tribe fans have been very supportive of Hannahan not only for his outstanding defense, but also for the heart with which he plays the game. The fact that he is currently swinging a hot bat has also helped.
With the current success of Hannahan and the continued struggles of first baseman Casey Kotchman at the plate, it only makes sense for Hannahan to continue hitting in the sixth spot of the lineup.
Hannahan is currently hitting .290 with one home run and 14 RBI. More impressively, he is hitting .437 with runners in scoring position and an astounding .583 with runners in scoring position and two outs.
His propensity for clutch hits makes his bat more valuable higher in the lineup.