FanGraphs: wOBA by the Slot
My latest FanGraphs piece looks at batting order production throughout the league. Of note to Cubs fans is the crazy good production we've had out of the top slot:
We also can see how Kosuke Fukudome and Starlin Castro have combined the league’s best leadoff slot, but a large portion of that success is due to Fukudome’s hot, high-BABIP start.In general, our lineup does not impress. Five and 6 are hitting way better than 2, 3, and 4, despite their lower importance. This really comes down to a deeper problem one I had sensed in the off-season that Mike Quade is in fact an average, if not dangerously below-average, manager.