I really wish they’d get Happ out of the lead off spot
Why? Sadly, they have no one better at it. Haven't for quite awhile. At least he's a switch hitter who will take a walk here and there. They only score on HR's anyway, so what difference does it make....it's not like he gets on and they move him around to score.
Personel preference, I guess. I like my leadoff guy to get on base. Both Bote and Heyward have OBP of about .250.....Happ isn't great either at .328 but better. Plus he leads the team in walks....he's not a world beater but at the moment, he's the best they got at leadoff.because if you’re constructing a lineup, you tend to not want a guy that hits around .240 and K’s at a 30% rate in the lead off spot. I’d rather they put sogard/bote/heyward in that spot than Happ. But yes, they don’t have a true lead off hitter, that’s obvious
I honestly wanna see Sogard starting. He's one of the best players at professional ABs on the cubs. Guy fouls off pitches well. Also would love to see the cubs get more speed. In an era where Ks are king being able to move yourself around with speed is big