Batting Seventh: Jo Adell (Left Field)
Jo Adell needs to be up again this year, and he needs to start. He had 26 RBI in 35 games in 2021, proving what he can bring to the table at the Major League level. If we can get that out of our seventh hole hitter, we’re looking tremendous offensively.
Batting Eighth: Max Stassi (Catcher)
Max Stassi has become one of the better catchers in the American League. He was in the top five of defensive runs saved among catchers last year and is a great pitch framer. He was also in the top 12 of OPS among catchers with 300 or more plate appearances in 2021.
Stassi hasn’t even fulfilled his potential yet, and has the chance to be another impact player in this stacked lineup.
Batting Second Leadoff Man: David Fletcher (Second Base)
I like David Fletcher’s speed batting second leadoff here. Fletcher also is a guy who’s hit well over .300 before in his career, and actually was a .300 hitter for much of this past season. He slumped at the end of the year, and needs to be held accountable for that, but he’s got the talent to be a great option to set the table for Marsh and the top of the order.
This lineup is scary good. Every player in this lineup has All-Star potential. It also includes the two best players in baseball to go along with two of the top three 2021 fWAR leaders in the American League, as well as improved defense that’s needed.