Re: Baseball Prospectus: Four Suggestions for the Reds
Every suggestion is spot on. I only see 2.5 of them actually happening.
We'll probably see Stubbs leading off and I have a hunch Janish is going to be the starting SS. His production from the plate last year was too good to ignore for how good his glove is.
I do not see Gomes only facing lefties. Dusty has a huge man-crush for Gomes and the majority of pitchers are right handed. At best, I think it'll be 60/40 Gomes/Lewis but it ultimately needs to be Hesiey's LF after this year if this platoon doesn't work.
If not for the Hanigan injury I think we would have seen more of him actually. He calls a good game for not knowing spanish and it's fair to assume he'll be hitting his prime very soon if he's not already in it. I see him playing hopefully 90+ games, but I DON'T see Dusty playing him in the 2-hole. His OBP is up there around .400, it makes sense, but the highest I've ever seen Dusty put a C in the batting order is 7th and that's only if Janish is in the lineup.