kgarrett12486 Posted December 9, 2022 Share Posted December 9, 2022 With the addition of Contreras, I think it's safe to say (barring a unforeseen trade) we're probably done spending on starting caliber bats. As such, how would you guys structure the line-up on opening day? I think my ideal would be: 1. RF Nootbaar (provides some pop at the leadoff spot and was if his 3-month stretch to close out last year is anywhere close to what to expect in 2023, he needs to be hitting at the top again) 2. 2B Donovan (he was an OBP machine last year - even with a slight regression you're still looking at an OBP of .350+) 3. 1B Goldschmidt (MVP) 4. 3B Arenado (can't break up the 3/4 combo and production we saw last year from these two) 5. C Contreras (has hit the majority of his career in this spot) 6. DH Gorman/Yepez (I'd put Gorman here just to break up the run on RH's) 7. LF O'Neill (this was the hardest one for me. If he's closer to last years version he stays at bottom of line-up. If he closer to 2021, he's somewhere between 2-5). 8. CF Carlson (could be a guy that could move up the line-up if he gets back to 2021 level - I think he might need to give up hitting LH) 9. SS Edman (love having that double leadoff guy). 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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