Predicting the 2020 Phillies starting lineup, spots 1-3
In what will be a very different and special season across a 60-game schedule, we begin a three-part series that takes a look and analyzes the projected starting lineup and pitching rotation for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020.
This year’s lineup will surely have a new look, with some new and old faces, as well as the much-needed return of a corner outfielder. Among the additions includes former New York Yankees slugging shortstop Didi Gregorius, joining the team on a one-year deal. Not to mention, for the first time in Phillies history, the team will play 100 percent of its games using the designated hitter.
There is no doubt that the projected 2020 Phillies lineup will be a memorable one. A new manager typically means a new lineup, and with experienced and veteran manager Joe Girardi taking over, there is no doubt that the lineup this year will be significantly different than last year under then-manager Gabe Kapler.
With removals like Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco and additions like Gregorius, it’s obvious that the lineup this year will look much different and especially with the aforementioned new manager at the helm of the team. Girardi is known for his unique managing style, and with that style comes unique lineups.
A new season, new manager, new players, and a new lineup. Let’s take a look at the projected 1-3 spots in the 2020 starting lineup for the Phillies and kick off our three-part series.