Re: Baseball Prospectus: Four Suggestions for the Reds
Originally Posted by VottoFan54
I dont like the idea of having someone that could potentially hit 30+ homeruns hitting leadoff. At the same time when you don't have any other options and you already have enough power in Rolen, Bruce and Votto it might not be a bad idea to give Stubbs a shot. I would give the spot to Lewis and see if he is fine at leadoff, but if he isn't I would give the spot to Stubbs and see if he can hit out of the leadoff spot
I just love Stubbs' speed in that spot. I agree his HR/RBI potential would be better suited elsewhere in the lineup, but I don't see any better options for the leadoff spot as of right now. I wouldn't have a problem giving Lewis a shot, but he likely isn't going to be an every day player. I'm for whatever works, though, even if it means different leadoff hitters for LH and RH starters.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN