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Chicago Cubs Lineup: The Greatest Leadoff Hitter in Baseball Returns to His Post

Cubs Lineups

Well, on the last regular season game of the year, it appears that the Cubs first baseman has done some lobbying:


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  1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Jon Jay, CF
  4. Ben Zobrist, LF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Javy Baez, 2B
  9. Mike Montgomery, P

If this lineup isn’t a direct result of Anthony Rizzo asking Joe Maddon if he could lead off and Maddon just wanting to have fun in an otherwise meaningless game, I’d be surprised. With that said, Rizzo’s leadoff numbers are pretty dang hot: .306/.379/.694 (163 wRC+) with FIVE home runs in 58 plate appearances. That’s actually, like, WOW.

Behind him his a series of regulars and semi-regulars (Jon Jay, Alex Avila) in a fairly recognizable order. There’s not much to gain today, so the only goal is for everyone to get in a couple of swings and STAY HEALTHY.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (2:20 CT).


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.