Alfonso Soriano: A New Sixth Hitter?

July 12, 2009 by  

Is Alfonso Soriano in the sixth hole the answer the Cubs have been looking for to pull Soriano out of his slump?

I say yes.

When Soriano was moved to the sixth hole, he was struggling badly. He was striking out and was lucky if he could put a ball in play. Since the move, Soriano is batting .333 (7-21). In the St. Louis series, Soriano is hitting .333 with one RBI and two walks. A big improvement over earlier in the season.

I know this is early to judge whether Soriano in the six hole is working well. I think it is because I see a different approach from Soriano. He doesn't seem to be pressing. He seems a lot more relaxed batting six.

Soriano's season started off with a good April. He was hitting .284 with a ....

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