Originally Posted by reds44
I know it sucks Ludwick is out, but the 8 guys the Reds are running out is still better offensively than the 8 they did last year, even if it's Heisey/Paul in LF.
Numbers-wise, it's pretty close to a wash. Heisey is Drew Stubbs v. 1.2 (better bat by a narrow margin), and Choo will hopefully replicate the production that Ryan Ludwick provided. Rest of the team is unchanged.
Regardless, if we're talking batting order, Heisey and Cozart need to be at the bottom. They're both going to be out-machines -- the only thing you can do is hide them where they'll see the fewest number of ABs.