Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
I think this is going to be a very-solid platoon situation for the Reds, with Heisey hopefully getting the majority of PT.
The general platoon framework should be Stubbs and Ludwick with Heisey playing CF vs RHP and LF against LHP. There would be some variation in bigger parks where Ludwick's fly ball bat is less effective and the Bruce/Stubbs/Heisey defense is needed to cover the big OF territory. Ludwick might play against some LHP when Bruce or Heisey rest. I see Heisey with 500 PAs, Ludwick with 400 and Stubbs with 300 as being the best plan.
Of couse that's not what will happen. Stubbs will be in there every day taking the fat ones, getting behind in the count and then flailing away against the RH curve ball with 2 strikes as it breaks down and away toward the end of his bat or causing him to miss completely.