You’ve been askd to step in and sub for your pitching coach. You find a scouting report left on your pitching coach’s desk which has a listing of the other team by their (#) number along with notes of their qualities.
It’s the morning before the game and your in your office trying to put together a potential batting order that might be used against your club. You have no other information or scouting reports to go by .You want to draft an assumed batting order and why - then attend a field coaches meeting that evening and present your assumptions to your skipper. Basically, your head coach wants to hear opinion - from a pitching coach’s standpoint, what to expect. There are no plans to select your pitching staff at this time. Only your evaluation of how you would make a batting order out of these players and why.
So, here is the report - make a batter order and why you would expect any player to bat first, second, third, etc…
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Contact hitter, left-handed batter, pulls the ball sharply on the ground
between second and first, doesn’t reach the fence well but dependable.
Contact hitter, right-handed batter, looks at a lot of pitches, very picky,
has a high percentage looking at third strike.
Power hitter, will swing at anything hittable – strike or not, very aggressive
at the plate, is extremely effective after the third inning.
Power hitter, very dependable for getting on base, knows how to hit
Effectively, will not reach for the fence unless he’s 95% sure he can.
Contact hitter, high percentage of on base hits, less effective at bat after
the sixth inning very fast on the base path, excellent base stealing %.
Contact hitter, very sluggish out of the box after the sixth inning, also
a weak link in the at-bat after the fifth inning.
Power hitter, very moody and temperamental when things are not going
well, gets distracted easy, but when bat’s hot – it’s hot! Slow on the
base path, does not remember base running signs well.
Overall athlete of the team, very dependable at bat, can
reach the fence and get on base at will. Currently be scouted
by the pros, will ignore signs from third base coach and will
hit for himself, has the highest base stealing % in the state.