A Look at What the Phillies Lineup Might Look Like
While the Phillies pitching might actually be pretty decent, their offense is going to struggle to score runs all season long.
Taking a look at what their lineup might look like on opening day doesn't exactly have Phillies fans too excited and I am sure the Nationals pitching staff staying up late at night.
Right now, the Phillies lineup might look something like this:
While Franco most likely will start the season at Triple-A Lehigh, he could be the young young impactful bat in the system that is ready to play in the majors now. Ruf most likely will be used as the top bat off-the-bench, or play some first base against lefties. Ruf could also play some outfield to give the Phillies less of a left-handed presence.
Currently, six of the Phillies projected regulars hit left-handed with Franco, Ruf and Francoeur all right-handed hitters.
There are not a lot of exciting names trying to win spots on the 2015 Phillies roster - what you see is what you get. And what you might get is a lot of nights where the Phillies lineup doesn't score a lot of runs, leaving fans frustrated, and Citizens Bank Park half empty most nights.