Friday, April 3

Opening Day Lineup

1. CF Grady Sizemore
2. 3B Mark DeRosa
3. 1B Victor Martinez
4. DH Travis Hafner
5. SS Jhonny Peralta
6. RF Shin-Soo Choo
7. C Kelly Shoppach
8. LF Ben Francisco
9. 2B Asdrubal Cabrera

My take is pretty simple:

- Hafner in the four spot is a bold move.
- Choo in front of Shoppach is reasonable.
- I love DeRosa because from what I have seen, he can hit in the number two spot which takes the pressure off Cabrera.
- Personally, I would switch Hafner and Peralta, but this is the first game, so we'll see how the other 161 shake out. Oh, and Cliff Lee is starting, in case you couldn't put one and one together (they make two).

1 comment:

Nick said...

Hafner at cleanup is all stones or stubbornness.