Re: Reasons for Adam Dunn to hit 2nd
You need to have Kearns break up the 3 LH hitters.
You want your best 4 hitters hitting 2-5, insted of 3-6, so they get more AB's.
So, between Dunn, Casey and Griffey, who's best at 2nd? I'd say Dunn, because he gets on base the most, and has better wheels than the rest.
If you have our 4 best hitting 3-6, and want to use Kearns to separate the LH hittiers, you'll have to bat Casey or Griffey 6th, neither of which is very palatable.
So, the best lineup remains Jiminez,Dunn,Casey,Kearns,Griffey,Randa,Larue and Lopez.