I thought it was clearly established that OBP was a key component to success at the top of the lineup. So I dont understand why its a good idea to put 2 of our 3 worst onbase guys at the 1 and 2 spots.
I stole these numbers from the ZIPS projections at baseballthinkfactory.com (good place, and only place for free projections!) and granted these are projections, but they have some obvious things here.
1.Soriano is a high slugging, low on base guy. probably not great for leadoff?
2. Theriot is just not cut out for the top of the lineup. numbers dont lie.
3. Generous projections for soto,eh? hope that works out.
as constructed currently, i would say that it would make sense to put the line up as above. but if we got roberts, we could slot him up at the top and bump everyone down. thoughts?
on another note, is it just me or does aramis look like he is a dead pull homerun hitter right now? it looked like he was swinging way too hard.