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Which pitcher is the best hitter on the team

Stephen Strasburg
16 (30.2%)
Gio Gonzalez
17 (32.1%)
Jordan Zimmermann
6 (11.3%)
Edwin Jackson
14 (26.4%)
Ross Detwiler
0 (0%)

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Offline DPMOmaha

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Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Topic Start: May 10, 2012, 11:20:26 PM »
We've got a couple who seem to be pretty good.

Offline Sharp

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #1: May 10, 2012, 11:23:30 PM »
It's objectively been Stras this year, but it's a very, very small sample.  If he's still hitting like this when he gets shut down I'll obviously change my vote.

...Ugh, meant to say Zimmermann.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #2: May 10, 2012, 11:29:46 PM »
stras is batting .308 which is the same as e-jax except stras has 3 doubles.  Gio only has 2 hits so he's lagging behind.  our staff hits better than nady and derosa it's really kind of pathetic

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #3: May 10, 2012, 11:31:19 PM »
Courteous of you to include Detwiler but he's definitely the odd-man out of the rotation as far as batting goes.  Nobody can ever top how awkward Lannan was with a bat, but Ross comes pretty close.

I do love that 4/5 of our rotation are far from automatic outs.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #4: May 10, 2012, 11:34:29 PM »
Courteous of you to include Detwiler but he's definitely the odd-man out of the rotation as far as batting goes.  Nobody can ever top how awkward Lannan was with a bat, but Ross comes pretty close.

hey!  lannan hit a bomb, remember?

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #5: May 10, 2012, 11:36:49 PM »
hey!  lannan hit a bomb, remember?

Yeah, someone reminded me of that not too long ago.  Definitely the quintessential blind squirrel.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #6: May 10, 2012, 11:37:46 PM »
Courteous of you to include Detwiler but he's definitely the odd-man out of the rotation as far as batting goes.  Nobody can ever top how awkward Lannan was with a bat, but Ross comes pretty close.

I do love that 4/5 of our rotation are far from automatic outs.

Remember last year when the Phils introduced their 4 aces and they included Joe Blanton?

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #7: May 10, 2012, 11:38:23 PM »
Also worth mentioning that Craig Stammen has shown some real hitting ability on more than one occasion.  DPM's poll is biased against relievers :devil: ;)

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #8: May 10, 2012, 11:39:39 PM »
Remember last year when the Phils introduced their 4 aces and they included Joe Blanton?

He's got a 3.24 ERA and a 1.080 WHIP so far this year :shock:

But yeah, that's funny.  joe_blanton_r_u_kidding_me? :lol:

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #9: May 10, 2012, 11:54:15 PM »
Edwin Jackson. The guy was drafted as a hitter.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #10: May 11, 2012, 12:18:06 AM »
Gio

And John Lannan!

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #11: May 11, 2012, 12:24:02 AM »
He's got a 3.24 ERA and a 1.080 WHIP so far this year :shock:

But yeah, that's funny.  joe_blanton_r_u_kidding_me? :lol:

:lmao:

I'd actually take Gio, if I had to draft one of these guys to hit.  He just hits balls the hardest.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #12: May 11, 2012, 05:04:07 AM »
Add Craig Stammen to the poll.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #13: May 11, 2012, 05:51:11 AM »
EJax

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #14: May 11, 2012, 07:52:41 AM »
Gio will crush the others when refined, he is raw hitting talent. ;) To say nothing of his smile which is worth at least 10 wins. ;)

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #15: May 11, 2012, 08:48:19 AM »
Man-crushing?

Did you see the shots of him in the dugout last night actually tickling Edwin Jackson?

Gio will crush the others when refined, he is raw hitting talent. ;) To say nothing of his smile which is worth at least 10 wins. ;)


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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #16: May 11, 2012, 09:31:40 AM »
Easy answer.


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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #17: May 11, 2012, 09:57:44 AM »
Yunesky Maya

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #18: May 11, 2012, 10:18:52 AM »
Man-crushing?

Sarcism mostly although I do like Gio even if EJax is the better hitter. Smiles being worth wins is a long running joke.


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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #19: May 11, 2012, 10:25:50 AM »
From last nights GDT when Nats two idiot announcers were talking about pitchers pinch hitting

Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
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how about Stammen to pinch hit .225 life timer

*Dudes got 6-2B and 10 RBI in 71 total ABs

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #20: May 11, 2012, 12:00:42 PM »
Rick Ankiel.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #22: May 11, 2012, 12:12:06 PM »

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #23: May 11, 2012, 12:46:42 PM »
Rick Ankiel.

+1

Seriously, I voted for JZ, best all around hitter/bunter on the squad IMHO.

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Re: Best hitting pitcher on the team
« Reply #24: May 11, 2012, 12:54:01 PM »
love the fact that Strasburg has hit as many doubles as he's allowed (#3).

BTW, shouldn't harper get some mention given his high-80's / low-90's arm?