While Ian Kinsler could bat as low as ninth against right-handers this season, manager Ron Washington is considering using at the top of the order against lefties.
As suspected. Both Kenny Lofton and Frank Catalanotto need to sit against most lefties, and though Kinsler was actually a little better against righties last year, he is one of the best options to move up in the order versus lefties. The Rangers could also hit Brad Wilkerson higher. Even though he's a left-handed hitter, he's been very good against lefties, with the exception of last year.Source: Dallas Morning News