auyushu Auburn Fan Scottsdale, AZ Member since Jan 2011 6158 posts Online
re: The ATL Thread 4/7: Cubs @ BarvesPosted by auyushu on 4/7/13 at 1:24 pm to BallHawk
quote: Haven't posted this season yet but would anyone else consider it a good idea to move B.J. Upton to leadoff permanently and Simmons to the 2 hole and Heyward to the 5 hole?
I think BJ to permanent leadoff is looking like a great idea. But I would put Simmons in the 7th or 8th spot of the order. Jason is really ideal in the 2nd spot of the order, great walk rate and good speed on top of making good righty/lefty balance.
BallHawk New Orleans Pelicans Fan Lafayette Member since Jul 2011 1545 posts
re: The ATL Thread 4/7: Cubs @ BarvesPosted by BallHawk on 4/7/13 at 1:29 pm to auyushu
I agree that he's more "ideal" for the two hole with his walk rate and bc of the lefty-righty split, but I think he would get more RBI opps in the 5 hole and I think Simmons is better used for sac bunt potential in the 2 hole.