Just like we do every week, here is a basic breakdown of the LSU’s lineup based upon its performances against SEC teams:
There are a lot of positives to take away after reviews the performances of most the starters, but a few really leap off the page. Last week I though Jacoby Jones was being under-appreciated, now I think Ty Ross and Austin Nola might be the ones left out in the cold. Both of them are now well over .300 in conference play and more importantly they both nearly double their Runs Created “RC” number from last week.
The bats has given the lineup stability after Mason Katz and Raph Rhymes bat, and because of Rhymes’ batting average and on-base percentage, both Ross and Nola have plenty of opportunities to score/create runs.
The teams total batting average continues to improve. Following the Alabama series it is all the way up to .314. Much of this is credit to the hitting of Arby Fields. Fields came on in the Florida series last weekend to bat .500 and continued his hot hitting at the box. Against Alabama, Fields was six of twelve from the plate, scoring three runs and driving in four RBIs.
The play of Ross and Nola has now solidified the 3-6 hitters in the lineup and with the addition to Fields in the two-hole, now the 1-6 hitters are all dangerous. Not what opposing teams want to see when having to face LSU’s pitching staff.