Yeah per game. So about 16 plate appearances over the course of a season per spot?
So then the difference between batting leadoff and 3rd would be 32 at bats over the course of a season. And really more like 28 since hardly anybody plays 160 games.
So it would be interesting to see how this would really work out talking about Henderson.
Batting leadoff he would get 28 more at bats leading off vs hitting 3rd. But the flip side is that 140 of his at bats leading off are never going to have runners on base. How many times hitting 3rd in those same 140 at bats would he have runners on base?
I get the more at bats thing but does 28 more at bats give him more RBI potential than 140 at bats with 0 potential to knock in runners beyond himself (leadoff solo HR)? I am sure the analytics guys have this data. Interesting to see as I don't think the extra at bats potential produces as much as the loss of potential to produce in the first inning?