Astudillo walks at a 2% clip, he can't bat at the top of the order.
Astudillio’s OBP last year was .371 and seemingly inline with minor league rate.
Buxton who seems to be the consensus lead off man .183 OBP in his injury plagued season, .285 career OBP and his 2017 season where break thru was shouted from the roof tops was .314.
Polanco the other lead off contender had 2018 OBP .345 and career .329
Why can’t a guy who gets on base 37% of the time lead off? Why do we really care how he gets there?
He never strikes out. Ever. Isn’t that job number one of the lead off man is to get on base?
Edited by Sconnie, 05 January 2019 - 12:51 PM.