Originally Posted by Griffey012
Lining into double plays is in no way a shortcoming, your goal at the plate is to hit the ball hard, an unfortunate line out that turns into a double play is that, unfortunate. Because of that tendency you in no way move him out of AB's w/runners on base
Good point. But I'm pretty doubtful about using Joey in the leadoff position too. I'm just not thrilled with the idea of a rook in the one hole. But I don't see many other options either.
I still like Dunn at leadoff though. He tends to get on base at a very good clip. He also k's a bunch. Those strikeouts will have minimal damage at the leadoff position. Sure, they'll still suck, but they won't be rally killers like they are now.
I just like the concept of Adam leading off the game and instantly putting pressure on the starting pitcher. Not wanting to throw a gopher-ball makes them want to pitch around him somewhat. Well, a starting pitcher who's just begun the game is NOT in a groove yet. Making him pitch in an uncomfortable situation to start the game is a good thing in my mind.