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I saw some grousing about how terrible the Rangers #6-#9 hitters in the Opening Day lineup (Murphy, Byrd, Laird, Broussard) are.

To offer some perspective...here are the lines for the aggregate A.L. #6-#9 hitters in 2007:

#6 -- .273/.339/.435

#7 -- .265/.326/.419

#8 -- .241/.301/.364

#9 -- .249/.302/.367

Here's the PECOTA 50% projection for each of those 4 hitters:

Murphy -- .266/.325/.415

Byrd -- .274/.330/.428

Laird -- .240/.298/.393

Broussard -- .268/.324/.441

Now, these aren't park-adjusted, so you have to take that into account...but still, the Rangers projected performance from the #6-#9 slots compares pretty favorably with the average performance in the A.L. from those slots last year.