Chicago Cubs: Predicting the starting lineup we’ll see on Opening Day
Chicago Cubs: Happ and Heyward and Hoerner? Oh my…
While the moniker “Triple H” has been reserved for a wrestler up until now, the Cubs 7-8-9 spots in the order may as well take it over, especially if they start off “H”ot. Ha. Ha.
Seriously though, the Cubs will most likely roll with a combination of Ian Happ and Jason Heyward in the 7-8 spots, with September 2019 call-up Nico Hoerner bringing up the rear of the lineup.
While Heyward and Happ have been roller coasters in terms of performance the past few seasons, the upside for this part of the lineup is enormous, Without the expectation of plenty, the bottom of the order should be able to just relax and hit. A little confidence and production down in the order could extend this lineup and produce one of the best in the league.
If Hoerner can continue to progress, learn, and make adjustments from his time in Chicago last September, this bottom of the lineup has the potential to pound out lots of “H”its.
Regardless of who is in the lineup or where they hit, one thing is for certain about 2020 if the Cubs finally start playing some ballgames- no one should complain for at least a couple games!