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Let's go ahead and get started before we move into tonight's second topic, which, if you miss the 1st 1 go back and watch my top five pitching rotations in baseball that I just completed less than an hour ago.
And we are back at it again with the top five hitting lineups in major league baseball.
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Thanks a lot for joining me before we go into the topic this evening.
I want to preview and lay out my topic for tomorrow.
So tomorrow was supposed to be Major League Baseball's opening day.
I am very depressed about it myself, and I know some of you are as well.
So in an effort to make it a little fun and engaging for tomorrow in honor of Opening Day, I am going to preview in list my all time and L B team and that is going to list anybody from the early 19 hundreds, all the way up until today.
So I list a lineup and a pitching rotation, so that should be a fun little exercise.
Make sure your tune in tomorrow evening for that.
Now that we have that passed us, let's move on to tonight's topic.
The top five hitting lineups in Major league baseball.
My number five is the Chicago White Sox.
This may come to a surprise as a surprise to some of you, but this lineup has made drastic changes this offseason, and I think top to bottom, they are going to put runs up on the board each and every night.
They have a good mix of just about everything.
They have some speed.
They have some power.
They have some guys that hit for average.
They have some guys that you know, BP on base percentage.
So the mix of of depth and and, uh, just the length of this lineup, how deep it goes is very intriguing as a White Sox fan.
So you know, I'm sure they're looking forward to the season here to get going, and you know, just as all of us are, but let's go down this line up here.
Tim Anderson, which surprisingly shockingly, if you aren't tight, you know, tuned into the stats.
He was the ale batting champion last year, believe it or not, and he's not really known as, ah, average guy.
He's more so known as, Ah, Speed and Power Guy, but has a high propensity to strike out quite a bit.
But then we have you on my count of the stud young third baseman at number two Jose Bray, which has been there for his entire major league career since he's come over from overseas.
They did trade for him in the off season, so he's going to be behind the plate, catching each and every night, and he should add some good depth to that line up.
Then they also signed Edward and Carnesi own.
You know, a lot of these air big name guys and they still have some left in the tank.
They may be aged a little bit, you know.
You see, he's 37 years old here, but he's still a good hitter.
He had a good year last year.
So, uh, you know, next is a lawyer, Jimenez, which was the highly touted prospect.
Last year came up at a slow start.
Really? Ah, I had a really great second half and last year, and he's looking to build off that only 23 years old.
A lot of promise there.
They also got no more bizarre.
You know, Mazzara in the off season from Texas.
Another young guy with some promise.
You know, he hasn't really lived up to the potential, but promised on the less.
And then we have Louise.
Robert, one of the top prospects in baseball, already signed him to a long term deal, which means they're not going to play around with the service time, which is especially important in this shortened season.
He's gonna, you know, be there from day one, and then Lori Garcia is projected to round out the bottom half of the lineup.
But I will say that Nick magical, the top prospect speedster in, you know, great hitting Prospect.
I don't have a lot of power, but has a great hit tool and can hit for a high average.
In fact, I think I read a stat the other day that he only had like 15 or 16 strikeouts all year last year, which, for those of you that followed baseball closely know that that is absolutely astonishing in a crazy feet that he reached last year.
So he's got good bald, you know, BAT skills, not going to strike out a lot.
And he'll probably be up in about a month or so after the season starts to take that second base spot.
Then they even have a few guys here like James McCann.
That can kind of, you know, be valuable depth pieces to that line up.
So I think we've discussed this number five team enough.
I just wantedto kind of lay them out more so than most other teams.
Just because I think they were going to be a bit of a surprise for some of you.
Let's move on to number four.
Number four is the historic New York Yankees, another team similar to the Indians pitching staff that we discussed in my last stream.
The Yankees are going to benefit greatly from this season, starting at a later date.
They are really banged up and have a ton of injuries this spring training.
But you know, this added time is going to help those guys get healthy and those guys are big pieces to their lineup.
They weren't just missing the guy's towards the bottom end.
I mean, they were missing very important, you know, pieces that are gonna catapult them to get to where they need to go.
So let's go down here.
Deejay Mayhew at number one Aaron Judge Second Glaber Torrez Third, Giancarlo Stanton four.
Gary Sanchez five I mean, that is about as good as it gets one through five.
Then you have some questionable pieces here.
Six through nine.
But I'll explain why I don't really mind what you're seeing on the screen so much here in a few seconds.
So they have Brett Gardner, Lugovoi, Mike Talkin Jor Shelagh.
They also have Miguel and Jahar, Mike Ford Tyler Way.
They also have Clint Frazier from the miners that could get called up.
So what I'm getting at And they also have Aaron Hicks, you know, which would come back from injury potentially.
What I'm getting at is their depth is so good that, you know, some of these guys could even afford to miss the start of the season.
Even being heard already, and it still might not hurt them that much because they have such a deep lineup.
And you know, that's what money gets you when you have the money that New York has and they spend it and they've actually done a pretty good job building that farm system as well.
You know you can put together a stacked lineup like this and be able to compete on a year yearly basis.
So that is my number 14.
Let's move on to my number three hitting lineup in the Major League Baseball, the cheaters, Houston Astros.
The cheating scandal will come into play, and that is one thing I'm going to miss most about the season being delayed, and hopefully we have a season.
But the thing one of the things I'm going to get Miss most is that that's something that's just not being even talked about anymore.
And I hope it doesn't die down because I knew we were going to get some exciting baseball games and some pitchers throwing out these guys in causing, you know, benches to clear and brawls every other night.
So I hope that's still the case and it doesn't lose any juice here.
And that is why they are at my number three.
Because they could one expect toe, have injuries and then to, you know, from from getting hit and being thrown out and then to our you know, we don't know how much did it help him? We think that they're starting lineup is stacked, you know, top to bottom.
And these studs will still hit this year.
Even, you know, not being ableto have the chief codes that they have the past couple years, but we just don't know.
You know, I hate to make such a ah paralleled reference here cause they to really don't have anything to do with each other.
But just like why this huge outbreak with the Corona virus has been so scary, We don't know.
We just don't know what to expect.
And that is very similar to how I view the Houston Astros lineup heading into 2020.
What? They have a ton of talent, top to bottom stacked regardless.
So I couldn't put them much lower than three, but I also couldn't catapult them to the top.
So let's just go down here.
George Springer leading off who's a brave.
You are temporary already disgusted Jose Altuve at second base and hitting second.
Michael Brantley, the former Indian hitting third.
Alex Bread Bregman, projected to hit fourth.
Uly Gourriel predicted a hit fifth, although I think your Don Alvarez, which is number six, is going to take that five spot or he's gonna maybe even move higher than that.
I This kid has unlimited talents combined between the miners and the Major's.
Last year, the guy had 50 home runs and 42 or 43 doubles combined.
That is absolutely insane, regardless of whether the ball was juice last year or not.
Those air just, you know, disgusting statistics so that the ceiling is through the roof with him and I expect him to move up and then you got you.
You have guys like that air so talented, like Carlos Correa batting projected in the seven spot.
That just goes to show you how much you know how deep this lineup goes.
And then one name that I will mention here you'll see on their bench.
Kyle Tucker is the highly touted prospect who last year had like 35 homers and 35 steals or something crazy like that, the miners as well.
So he hasn't gotten up to the majors much at all yet.
But look for him to make a big splash.
If he does, you know, force his way into the lineup.
I'm not entirely sure if they would even start him in with the big league club or whether they've moved him down to the minors because they're probably gonna want him playing every day.
So if he's not starting right away for the team, I expect him to probably start in Triple A.
Keep having, you know, continuous at bats on a daily basis.
And that way, whenever they need him to come up, he's fresh and ready to go.
So that is my number three team, the Houston Astros.
So let's move on to number two the Minnesota Twins.
This may surprise a few of you as well, but they have made a ton of changes in the off season as well.
And Jeremy, I'm just now getting to see your comment.
Dusty will figure out.
Yeah, well, I don't have anything to do with a regular season.
Let's just say that, you know, maybe in the postseason Hey, we'll find a way to screw it up.
But as US Reds fans, no.
But, you know, in the regular season, he you know he's always had a pretty good record, so they'll probably still compete right towards the top of that division to make the playoffs.
But you're right.
I mean, who knows in the playoffs? He very well could screw things up.
Let's continue with our number two team, the Minnesota Twins.
I expected them, and I picked them in my team previews to finish at the top of the A L Central.
I've stay on by that, and a lot of that is in part due to this stacked hitting lineup.
They made a few moves in the off season, but they're also bringing back a lot of the guys that you know, resulted in a top. Yeah.
5 to 6 offense last year.
Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz.
This guy doesn't age.
He and David Ortiz must take the same medical medicines.
You know, I want to know what multi vitamins or supplements they're taking.
I want to have some myself.
Number four Josh Donaldson, and this is the biggest piece that they added this off season.
He is coming over from a great season with the Braves.
Has, ah, you know, a great track record of power hitting and R B I producing.
And he's Ohio BP guy on base percentage as well.
So he's going to constantly be on base if he's not hitting the ball out of the ballpark.
And so he's a great piece that fits in with this lineup.
You know, I think unless something crazy happens, he should hit the ground running and it should be like, You know, no time was missed here.
So then we finish off with Eddie Rosario.
Mitch Garber, who had a breakout year last year.
Louisa right? US.
Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton.
I mean, all of these guys have the potential to either one lead the league in home runs, lead the league in batting average or lead the league in R B. I's a run scored.
I mean, there's so many guys in this lineup that are dangerous that could hurt you from anywhere.
They have lefties, they have writings, they have switch hitters so they can beat you from just about anywhere, and they have a few good bench pieces as well, like Morrow, Marwin, Gonzalez and Alex Avila that can, you know, help in a pinch if they run into any injuries.
But I love this Twins team.
They made some improvements on the pitching side of things, and they made some improvements on the hitting side of things.
And I expect that offense to be one of the best in baseball this year and last, but not least.
And if you watched my last dream, you are probably getting sick of me gushing over this team.
By now, it is the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They were also my number one pitching rotation in all of baseball, and I think their lineup is, you know, just so elite that you can't, you know, stop them from being in this number one spot.
Just let's let's just take a look from, you know, right up the top here.
Mookie Betts and, you know, gotten a trade in the off season from Boston, one of the best private top 56 hitters in the game.
Max Muncy, underrated good bat from the left hand inside their batting second, Justin Turner projected about third Cody Bellenger.
You know, he was, uh, you know? M v P caliber.
Joc Pederson, who they already traded this offseason.
But then the trade got void.
So he's coming back in the clubhouse, I wonder.
Awkward, that is for him.
But then you have guys like Corey Seager, Will Smith, the young catcher, Gavin Lux, a young stud prospect second baseman.
Depth is just as good as any other team in the league as well.
Pollock coming off projected to come off the bench.
This is ridiculous.
Curse Taylor and Ricky.
You know Kiki Hernandez as they call him Matt Bt Austin Barnes.
I mean, these are guys that would start on probably half the teams in the league, and they're very valuable when you play the splits game.
You know, the righty lefty matchups.
A lot of these bench hitters are very good.
Have very good splits from one side of the bat.
So, you know, if a lefty comes up, you know Kiki Hernandez is a great righty against left handed pitching.
They're gonna use these matchups throughout the year, so you know, it's gonna be a constant game of chess game trying to fit these pieces in and making everyone happy because they have a lot of guys that could easily start for a lot of teams.
So by far, Dodgers, going into the season 2020 are my favorite to win the World Series.
I think their talent from the front pitching perspective and hitting perspective and their bench depth and minor league depth is just, you know, too much toe match from other teams.
And I think it would be a disappointment if they're not in the world Siris by the end of the year.
So that just about does it here.
We had the Chicago White Sox at number five.
We had the New York Yankees at number three, are on number four.
Sorry and number three.
We had the cheater Houston drum banging Astros.
Then number two.
We had the Minnesota Twins, and rounding out the top spot was the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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