What Is the Benefit of a Lead-off Batter?

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What Is the Benefit of a Lead-off Batter?
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In the past. I’ve written about the Brewers’ RF situation in 2012, which featured strong lead-off bat (but average-at-best positional bat) Norichika Aoki. On Thursday, I mentioned that the Brewers’ overall below average run production at RF could be attributed to the fact that Aoki batted lead-off, and Roenicke placed his right-fielders in the first-or-second spot approximately 115 times in 2012...

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