Starting Lineups

Part of the fun of a baseball fan is projecting who will lead off and the rest of the batting order. Last year, David Dejesus was their lead off man. This year I’d love to see if Starlin Castro will lead off. He’s a good kid and although his defense lacks discipline, his plate skills are good. He led the club with 183 hits. See, the thing is he’s good wherever he is in the lineup. So, here’s how they’ll stack up in my opinion:

  1. Starlin Castro
  2. David DeJesus
  3. Alfonso Soriano
  4. Anthony Rizzo
  5. Darwin Barney
  6. Ian Stewart
  7. Wellington Castillo
  8. Nate Shierholz
  9. Pitcher

Dale Sveum looks on at pitchers.

Not that this matters much, but I feel that this is a solid lineup that can do some damage this year. Of course, we’ll see Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters and Jorge Solar somewhere in the lineup this year. The Cubs need to utilize these young players this season to keep butts in their seats and I’m not talking about the long days of August and September either. It’s going to be a long season this year so why not make it exciting? Dale Sveum has some tough decisions for sure.


One comment

  1. The Cub Den · February 18, 2013

    The Cubs have traded Tony Campana to the Diamondbacks for a couple of prospects. It’s too bad because I thought he was a great player for the Cubs but he couldn’t get any playing time.


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