Quick Look: NL Lineups

I went through the few National League lineups to see if there was a change in a player’s value different from preseason expectations. Here are my thoughts on each team.



  • Two handedness lineups with Eric Sogard (4 of 4) and Ben Gamel (3 of 4) facing righties and Jedd Gyorko (2 of 2) in against lefties. There is not an obvious sub with lefties.


  • They used the same lineup in three of the five games with only three total swaps.
  • As a team, they are hitting (.217/.281/.382).


  • Nico Hoerner has started five of six games and is hitting (.389/.368/.444)


  • It’s a steady lineup with no surprises.
  • Jake Lamb has started six of the seven games but is hitting .067/.176/.133. It might be time to give Kevin Cron more playing time.
  • Ed note: C prospect Daulton Varsho was called up and has the capability to find some time outside of C as OF & 3B



  • Wilmer Flores (.269/.310/.432) has started six of the seven games and hits in the top half of the lineup.
  • While only starting in four games …


  • Like it matters.


  • They definitely have two lineups but no one moves in and out.
  • Yoenis Céspedes has started at DH in six of the seven games.


  • Asdrúbal Cabrera (.222/.250/.481) as started in six of the seven games.
  • Victor Robles (.304/.360/.478) should start climbing the lineup if he continues to hit.


  • In three of the last four games, Edward Olivares (.286/.375/.357) has started in the outfield.
  • Jurickson Profar (.158/.360/.316) continues to get everyday at-bats.


  • They’ve played only three games. Not much to see here.


  • Phillip Evans (.385/.500/.538) has started in five of the seven games and hit second in the last one.
  • Colin Moran (.300/.364/.800) is batting 4th.



  • It seems like Daniel Murphy (.214/.313/.286) and Sam Hilliard (.231/.333/.538) are on the strong side of a platoon with Matt Kemp (.250/.500/.250) and Garrett Hampson (.333/.375/.500).
  • As a team, they hit (.226/.306/.327) before finally having some home games.

Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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