MLB Starting Nine Update: National League East

Posted: 29th March 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Back in January, I started a series that took a look at each team’s starting lineup headed into the season. With injuries, some last-minute free-agent signings, and more importantly, Opening Day being just a week away, I thought I would update this series. Let’s take a look at each updated lineup in the National League East. Since the pitcher will hit ninth, I just inserted the team’s top pitcher in the nine-hole.   Philadelphia Phillies 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Placido Polanco, 3B 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Jayson Werth, RF 6. Raul Ibanez, LF 7. Shane Victorino, CF 8. Carlos Ruiz, C 9. Roy Halladay, P Quick Take: One through eight, this is the best lineup in the National League, featuring speed and power throughout. This lineup will be hard to shut ...

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