What does cleanup mean?

Player batting fourth in the lineup

A term used in baseball to describe the fourth batter in the lineup.

The cleanup hitter is often the most powerful and best hitter on the team, which means he is most likely to be able to score baserunners. Since there are three bases that can be occupied in baseball, the best hitter bats fourth with the hope that the first three players can get on base. The cleanup hitter usually has the most RBIs on the team since he has the best chance of scoring other players.


I think he has the least amount of XBH as a cleanup hitter
Yeah, he should be moved down the lineup until he can figure out his swing

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Updated April 29, 2015

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