Has Raph found any power in the offseason? Singles are better than nothing, but somewhat useless for a slow-motion runner.
1. Laird CF
2. Sciambra RF
3. Bregman SS
4. Rhymes LF
5. Katz 1B
6. Ross C
7. Moore/Chinea/Stevenson/McMullan DH
8. Ibarra 3B
9. Jones 2B
Rhymes and Katz should be 3rd and 4th in the lineup, and I might seriously consider batting them 2nd and 3rd. Get those guys to the plate as often as possible. I'd rather them batting 2nd and 3rd than putting an automatic out in the 2 hole just for him to bunt in case the leadoff reaches base.
You don't put your best two hitters at the 4 and 5 spots.
The other poster was spot on about maximizing ABs.
Baseball is one of those sports where the understanding has increased recently and old people sometimes are misguided in what they do.