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Because the centerfielder has to leadoff

19.02.2010 46 comments

With spring training underway there has been a flood of news bubbling up from Lakeland (and of course there are those pesky Johnny Damon rumors). But one that caught my eye was Jim Leyland’s dismissal of Scott Sizemore as the number two hitter. Somewhat understandably I suppose he doesn’t want rookies batting in the top two spots. But why pencil in Austin Jackson as the leadoff hitter in the first place?

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