San Francisco Giants: 4 Reasons Nate Schierholtz Should Be Everyday Leadoff Man

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San Francisco Giants: 4 Reasons Nate Schierholtz Should Be Everyday Leadoff Man
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When you think of what a leadoff hitter for a world championship-caliber team should look like, what type of stats come to mind?

How are a .277 batting average, 9 home runs, 41 RBI, and a .326 on-base percentage sound?

Sounds about average, right?

Now compare that with a batting average of .235, 7 home runs, 20 RBI, and an on-base percentage of .299.

The first set of stats is those of Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who possesses a rare combination of speed and power that makes him a good leadoff candidate.

The second set of stats are the average numbers belonging to Andres Torres and Aaron Rowand, the two outfielders San Francisco Manager Bruce Bochy has been platooning in the leadoff spot in the batting order for most of the season.

Here are five reasons why Nate Schierholtz should be slotted into the leadoff position in the lineup ...

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