For the last two months I have been watching the Twins line-up to see who will fit best in their post-season line-up. The Twins have to put out a line-up that can beat the Yankees or Rays in the first round of the play-offs. There has been a lot of discussion recently on who will be the lucky nine.
Since Sam Graves predicted the starting pitching rotation perfectly with two pitchers flipped-flopped, I am going to give you my starting line-up that I want Ron Gardenhire to use in the play-offs. So, here is my batting order that I would use (assuming Justin Morneau doesn’t return):
|Center Field||#2||Denard Span||Great speed, great range in the field.|
|Second Base||#1||Orlando Hudson||Hits the ball very nice, he’s been great at 2nd base, had injury problems.|
|Catcher||#7||Joe Mauer||Amazing hitter, great opposite field hitter, great catcher.|
|Designated Hitter||#25||Jim Thome||Power hitter, a home run threat every time he comes to the plate.|
|First Base||#5||Michael Cuddyer||Has been struggling at the plate, but has good hitting skills, plays a decent first base.|
|Left Field||#16||Jason Kubel||Hits the ball hard every time he makes contact.|
|Third Base||#19||Danny Valencia||A great rookie player who knows very well how to play third base and he is hitting the ball very well.|
|Right Field||#21||Delmon Young||Has hit very well this year finding what was expected of him, has trouble in the field at times.|
|Shortstop||#27||J.J. Hardy||Decent range at shortstop, a good hitter.|
With this line-up, I think the Twins can go deep into the post-season and even win a World Series. I hope Gardenhire reads this!
Written by: Michael L. Sack