Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Fowler could play LF and provide Gold Glove defense in that position while batting second in the lineup. The Cincinnati OF defense could become one of the best of all time, were Hamilton to reach his ceiling, Bruce to play as he did a couple years ago, and Fowler move to LF. Too, as a two-hole hitter, Fowler's speed, bunting ability, and pop would all play up. As a switch hitter, he'd be a nightmare for opposing pitchers as well.
Hanigan/ Mesoraco C
Gregorius/ Cozart SS
Were Hamilton to reach his expected level of production and Fowler to prove more htan a Coors Field mirage, that lineup could produce 200+ SB and 175+ HR.
I would prefer a power hitting LF for the middle of the order.
Hamilton, Phillips, Votto, Ludwick, Bruce, Frazier, Cozart, Catcher, Pitcher. If Mes hits, he can switch spots with Cozart.
If Frazier were a more established cleanup hitter, I might prefer it your way.