In his last 50 games this season, covering 218 PA, Bobby Abreu’s BA/OBA/SLG line is: .254/.326/.431
And, in his last 25 games this season, covering 110 PA, Bobby Abreu’s BA/OBA/SLG line is: .237/.327/.371
Yet, in 78 of the 87 games that Abreu has played for the Yankees this season, he’s batted third – where your best hitter should reside.
I don’t get it. I really just don’t get it.
People like to complain about Joe Girardi batting Melky Cabrera in the lead-off spot at times – and, they should – but, we don’t hear much about the strange call to continue running Abreu out there in the three-hole. Why?