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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby BUCCOFAN » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:15 am



Thanks for the link, really handy........
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:18 am

SpecialFNK wrote:now that Coco Crisp is back in Oakland, where does he fit into the order?
last year he had these numbers in spots..
1. 61 games - .261/.298/.385/.683
2. 45 games - .240/.315/.360/.675
3. 25 games - .312/.356/.398/.754

in the past Crisp has been a leadoff hitter. but I would think Weeks is in that role for 2012. 2011 Weeks, 85 games - .299/.338/.405/.744


I'd have to say Crisp bats 2nd, that was pretty much his spot last year after weeks came up.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:28 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
SpecialFNK wrote:Cincinnati Reds? expect this?

1- Brandon Phillips (2B)
2- Zack Cozart (SS)
3- Joey Votto (1B)
4- Jay Bruce (RF)
5- Scott Rolen (3B)
6- Drew Stubbs (CF)
7- Chris Heisey (LF)
8- Ryan Hanigan (CA)

Cozart had Tommy John surgery on his non throwing elbow but is expected to be 100% by spring training.


EDIT: when the first post in the thread is updated it could be nice to have it in some order like divisions or alphabetical.


that's exactly what I had.


i don't want to look it up right meow, but didn't drew stubbs hit way better out of the lead off spot than anywhere else? seems a bit overzealous to hit cozart #2 with the small sample size we have so far.

I would think Stubbs, Phillips, Votto
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:34 am

lastingsgriller wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:
SpecialFNK wrote:Cincinnati Reds? expect this?

1- Brandon Phillips (2B)
2- Zack Cozart (SS)
3- Joey Votto (1B)
4- Jay Bruce (RF)
5- Scott Rolen (3B)
6- Drew Stubbs (CF)
7- Chris Heisey (LF)
8- Ryan Hanigan (CA)

Cozart had Tommy John surgery on his non throwing elbow but is expected to be 100% by spring training.


EDIT: when the first post in the thread is updated it could be nice to have it in some order like divisions or alphabetical.


that's exactly what I had.


i don't want to look it up right meow, but didn't drew stubbs hit way better out of the lead off spot than anywhere else? seems a bit overzealous to hit cozart #2 with the small sample size we have so far.

I would think Stubbs, Phillips, Votto


Stubbs strike out rate is just too high for a leadoff hitter imo. his career OBP is only .325 and in the last 50 or so games, he only lead off a couple times. it's possible he gets moved back there but i think dusty has somewhat soured on that notion.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby BUCCOFAN » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:46 am

All give this a go for the Bucco's LOL

RF - J.Tabata
LF - A.Presley
CF - A.McCutchen
1B - G.Jones/McGehee (platoon)
2B - N.Walker
3B - P.Alvarez/McGehee (platoon)
SS - Barmes
C - Barajas

P - Bedard
P - Correia
P - McDonald
P - Karstens
P - Morton

CL - Hanrahan
ST - Meek

BN - McKenry
BN - Navarro
BN - Evans
BN - McGehee
BN - McLouth

Ideally Pedro Alvarez becomes the big time basher in the cleanup slot, but we all know how that turned out last season.
I personally would love for them to trade for a 1B (young) with long term control. EX.
Justin Smoak/Gabby Sanchez/Ike Davis/Rizzo or Blanks.
I would also be happy with a return of Derrick Lee for another season
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:56 am

BUCCOFAN wrote:pirates stuff


this certainly is not the worst team in the league. not enough talent to make a run at a playoff spot (even if they break out big time) but .500 would not be completely shocking. if I had to guess as of right now I would say 76-86..

they're on the right track, but gotta make the right moves and get the right development quick as McCutcheon's game changing talent wont last forever.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:30 am

last time I checked Ryan Howard in Philadelphia was going to miss a good part of the opening season. who plays 1B during that time and what would the lineup be without him?
there are many different ways they could go.
Wigginton at 1B. Nix at 1B. Mayberry at 1B, Brown/Nix in LF. Thome at 1B?
whoever is set to get the extra playing time could put up some decent numbers while Howard is gone.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby SpecialFNK » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:33 pm

looks like Bryan LaHair will play 1B next year for the Cubs.
During an appearance Wednesday on WGN radio in Chicago, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said that he expects Bryan LaHair to be the club's starting first baseman this season.
"Bryan LaHair is our first baseman," said Epstein. "I don't believe in the concept of 4A players. The guy can hit." After winning the Pacific Coast League MVP last season by hitting .331/.405/.664 with 38 home runs, the 29-year-old batted .288/.377/.508 with two homers, six RBI and an .885 OPS over 69 plate appearances as a September call-up. He still has an awful lot to prove, but could be a decent sleeper in NL-only leagues if he gets a fair shake at first base.


damn impressive numbers recently in the minors.
http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... yan-Lahair

even if he is the 1B for the Cubs to start 2012, I don't think he would bat any higher than 7th, at least with the current players.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:37 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:looks like Bryan LaHair will play 1B next year for the Cubs.
During an appearance Wednesday on WGN radio in Chicago, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said that he expects Bryan LaHair to be the club's starting first baseman this season.
"Bryan LaHair is our first baseman," said Epstein. "I don't believe in the concept of 4A players. The guy can hit." After winning the Pacific Coast League MVP last season by hitting .331/.405/.664 with 38 home runs, the 29-year-old batted .288/.377/.508 with two homers, six RBI and an .885 OPS over 69 plate appearances as a September call-up. He still has an awful lot to prove, but could be a decent sleeper in NL-only leagues if he gets a fair shake at first base.


damn impressive numbers recently in the minors.
http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... yan-Lahair

even if he is the 1B for the Cubs to start 2012, I don't think he would bat any higher than 7th, at least with the current players.

Hitting 38 HR in the PCL as a 29 year old is not nearly as impressive as you've giving it credit.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby Curtis Pride » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:03 pm

Theo's words were just to drive the price down on Anthony Rizzo, now the starting 1B for the Cubs. He was never REALLY going to go with Lahair, and they were too far away to compete to really be an option for Fielder either.
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