I feel sometime shortly before or shortly after the All-Star break that this will be the Cubs lineup:
After some further research and discussions, I changed my perception of the outfield positions. I’ll attempt to explain my reasonings for certain positions.
There is really no need to discuss the infield positions, as many fans understand and mostly agree here. The outfield leaves room for discussion.
I do not believe Campana is an All-Star CF. I feel he lacks power and arm strength needed for this position. However, his speed and presence on base is such a huge asset to this team, he HAS to be in the lineup. I may be crazy, but I would love to see Campana as a 2B, freeing CF for an additional power-hitter.
I feel LaHair would have better success in RF as he is accustomed to seeing the field from this prespective having been at 1B.
With a majority of batters in the MLB being right-handed, I feel speed, reaction and experience is needed in LF. Jackson is best suited here when compared to LaHair.
With all the positions clicking, I would like to see the batting order as follows:
1. Campana/Castro 2. Clevenger 3. LaHair 4. Castro/Rizzo 5. Campana/Rizzo 6. Jackson 7. Stewart 8. Barney 9. P
What are your thoughts?