Just a note… Even though Andruw’s batting average is just .207, there are four regulars with worse OPS: Furcal, Jordan, Mondesi, and Estrada. Franco as well. Estrada’s actually been a more productive hitter because his OBP is higher — a big fat .299 — but the others have been worse.
Runs created/27 Outs:
What I guess I’m saying is that other than Chipper, Orr, and Marcus, the whole lineup has pretty much sucked. (After his big day yesterday, Betemit actually has a higher RC/27 than Orr, but that’s in extremely limited playing time.) And that yes, the Braves would have been better off hitting Hampton fifth.