Phillies need a lineup shakeup to spark the offense
By Koy Zdimal
7: Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Cabrera has not been great since the Phillies acquired him. He has batted just .208 with 2 HR and just 8 RBI. His average has dropped 11 points since coming to Philadelphia. However he has actually done a solid job defensively, a question mark when acquired, and is the best option the Phillies have at the position.
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I personally like the La Russa method. Batting a pitcher eighth makes room for a leadoff caliber guy to bat ninth. Which is what will happen in this hypothetical scenario.
9: Cesar Hernandez 2B
I would like to try Hernandez out of the leadoff spot. Following back to back seasons with a .294 average, Hernandez is batting just .260 this year.
While his on-base percentage has also dipped, it is still at a very impressive .367 which is why I can understand leaving him up top. However. ninth is a semi-similar role and I personally think dropping him down would help a lot.