My latest on BaseballAnalytics.org: Shin-Soo Choo

Last season, National League leadoff batters hit .257, led by the Colorado Rockies at .279

Last season, National League leadoff batters scored  1528 runs, that’s an average of 95.5 runs per leadoff batter. The Giants leadoff batters scored 120 runs.

Last season, no National League team leadoff batters hit lower than the Cincinnati Reds at .208.

Last season, the Marlins leadoff batters scored a league low 80 runs.

But frequently you are judged by the company you keep – the Reds scored 83 runs, the same as the Pirates and the Astros. That’s not good company for the Reds.

Here’s why Shin-Soo Choo can make a difference