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Cubs 2012 Batting Order.....on June 1st


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

or at least what I am hoping it will be...


1. Brett Jackson CF
2. David DeJesus RF
3. Starlin Castro SS
4. LaHair( or Rizzo if LaHair can't cut it) 1B
5. Soriano(yuck) or Byrd LF
6. Ian Stewart 3B
7. Geo Soto C
8. Darwin Barney 2B

I know we get a zillion line-up posts on here...this is my first one...

#2 frozentoews

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

June 1st, Cubs are 2 games ahead in first place and have decided to call up phenoms Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo as they are hitting .460 and .463 respectively in AAA.

1. Jackson CF
2. Starlin SS
3. Rizzo 1B
4. Stewart (Rebound season Baby!!) 3B
5. Byrd LF
6. DeJesus RF
7. Soto C
8. Barney 2B.

Alternatively, I could see Banrey playing well, hopefully the weight gain leads to positive results, and he steps up and fills a true #2 role.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

I like your line-up Chris. Although, I might swap 1, 2 and 3 and move Soto up to 4 (it is every other year with him so he is due this year). I think Soto would be helped with a good contact man behind him.
I haven't liked Castro in the 3 spot because he appears to hit better at number 1 (but I don't know if statistics actually bear that out).

I am thinking:
  • Castro
  • DeJesus
  • Jackson
  • Soto
  • LaHair / Rizzo
  • Soriano
  • Stewart
  • Barney
With Castro and Dejesus at the top, I picture another "daily double" like Denier and Sandburg in the '80s.
....and, if you can keep your head about you while those around you are losing theirs; then, you ...........probably don't understand the gravity of the situation!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

1. Jackson
2. Castro
3. DeJesus
4. Rizzo
5. Soto
6. Stewart
7. Byrd
8. Cardenas


Given that Cardenas' offensive upside is far, far higher than Barney's, if he's starting on June 1, it means his glove hasn't been too bad.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

On June 1... If Jackson is up, I'm assuming Byrd has been traded. This is tough.

1. DeJesus (RF)
2. Castro (SS)
3. Rizzo (1B)
4. LaHair (LF)
5. Soto ©
6. Stewart (3B) (or Vitters if he is struggling)
7. Jackson (CF)
8. Cardenas (2B)

I think the Cubs will try to ease Jackson into the majors, so I don't think he'll start at the top of the order. And I agree with Brett on Cardenas. Soto is 5th mainly to break up the lefties. Soriano would start in left and hit cleanup against left handed pitching.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

1. Jackson
2. Castro
3. Dejesus
4. Byrd
5. Soto
6. Rizzo
7. Stewart
8. Cardenas

I have a hard time deciding 3-6. But Byrd might bat third till Rizzo gets comfortable



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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

Did I miss something recently? Why are the majority of you putting BJax at the top of the order? I thought that was one of the reasons for bringing in DeJesus. I can see DeJesus and Castro being one and two (in either order). I think Jackson is more appropriate at a 3 or 5 spot....mostly 3 so that he gets some better pitches to look at (provided that the 4 hole is producing).....and supply a little bit of pop.
Again,.... Am I missing something?
....and, if you can keep your head about you while those around you are losing theirs; then, you ...........probably don't understand the gravity of the situation!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

Jackson has always been a walk machine...and does not project to have a great average....he also has elite speed......I am pretty sure Cubs brass sees him as a lead-off guy

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

Plus, I like the idea of having Jackson at the top of the lineup, where he will theoretically be "protected," and maybe keep that K rate down. Hitting Colvin 8th was just wrong...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:20 AM

Jackson has always been a walk machine...and does not project to have a great average....he also has elite speed......I am pretty sure Cubs brass sees him as a lead-off guy


Agree for the long term, but I don't see him batting lead off in 2012.
Please don't feed the psychos.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

1. RF DeJesus
2. SS Castro
3. 1B LaHair
4. C Soto
5. 3B Stewart
6. LF Soriano
7. CF Jackson
8. 2B Barney
9. Pitcher
And that's a bad miss...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:16 AM

1. Castro SS
2. DeJesus RF
3. Bryd CF
4. Lahair 1B
5. Soto C
6. Soriano LF
7. Stewart 3B
8. Barney 2B
9. Pitcher

I don't think Jackson will start on a regular basis until an OF is dealt (Byrd or Soriano) which could be at the deadline in July. I'm also tempted to believe that the Castro/Barney combo at the top of the lineup could happen again..

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:45 AM

I think it will be exciting to see what the team looks like once Rizzo and Jackson come up.

The First couple of months are pretty much an audition for a lot of guys. They will need to perform to stay in the starting lineup or on the roster once the two younsters do come up.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

On June 1... If Jackson is up, I'm assuming Byrd has been traded. This is tough.

1. DeJesus (RF)
2. Castro (SS)
3. Rizzo (1B)
4. LaHair (LF)
5. Soto ©
6. Stewart (3B) (or Vitters if he is struggling)
7. Jackson (CF)
8. Cardenas (2B)

I think the Cubs will try to ease Jackson into the majors, so I don't think he'll start at the top of the order. And I agree with Brett on Cardenas. Soto is 5th mainly to break up the lefties. Soriano would start in left and hit cleanup against left handed pitching.

I don't know about June 1, but this lineup.

Jackson should not be at the top yet. 7th sounds right to me.

#15 SirCub

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

How about we pull a LaRussa?

1. Jackson
2. Castro
3. Rizzo
4. Soto
5. DeJesus
6. Stewart
7. Byrd
8. Pitcher
9. Barney

That way, after the first inning, Castro is hitting third, and Rizzo is cleanup. Plus I like the idea of Jackson getting some AB's with somebody on base (you know, cause Barney's OBP is so good).




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