With an eye towards Opening Day, how does the starting lineup look for the San Diego Padres? We project the batting order for the club.
It is starting to come together for the San Diego Padres. With Opening Day approximately a month and a half away, the roster is starting to come together.
Regardless of what happens in spring training, the starting lineup will feature some familiar names and some unknowns. As of now, just before the full squad reports, we our projection of the team’s lineup looks like this:
Leading off: Left fielder Alex Dickerson. The Padres have options at this spot, but Dickerson best fits the role. With his combination of power and speed as well as low K rate, the Padres have a consistent table setter in the 26-year-old, with the pop in his bat as a bonus. Perfect leadoff option.
Batting 2nd: Center Fielder Manuel Margot. At just 22 years old and just starting his first full season in the majors, this seems like a lot of pressure for Margot. This will be a common theme though as we work through the lineup. At the end of the day, Margot is best qualified to hit second due to his speed and …
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