The overreactive lineup change


Allow me a second to overreact!

I know that we have only played in 8 games so far this season and that there is a long road ahead, BUT I really want to change this batting order around.

Will Venable has been TERRIBLE as the lead off man. He has the worst on base percentage of any of the starters at .207! That is a stat that the lead-off man should be near the top for the team.

Nick Hundley has been mainly batting out of the 8 hole and has been leading the team in batting average (.440), homeruns (2), and RBIS (7). He has been ripping it at the plate and we should be taking advantage of his red hot bat and move him to a position where he can drive in more runs.

Cameron Maybin has been a steal for the 2 middle relievers that we sent over to Florida and if he keeps the bat hot, then he might see himself at the top of the order.

Brad Hawpe is just a mess at the plate and I almost would want to have Jorge Cantu in the lineup. At least Cantu can make contact with the ball, but I guess we let Hawpe ride it out for a little longer.

Here is the the new OVERREACTION lineup change:
2B Orlando Hudson
SS Jason Bartlett
C Nick Hundley
RF Ryan Ludwick
3B Chase Headley
1B Brad Hawpe
CF Cameron Maybin
RF Will Venable
The pitcher spot

BREATHE.. OK, I let that all out!