Leadoff Hitter

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I was really hoping to see Tim Raines as the Nats TA3, but that unfortunately didn't happen. I've settled on the rest of my team post 5th inning/TA 3, but I can't decide on my leadoff spot. Who would you go with? I prefer a lefty or switch hitter.

Here's what the rest of the lineup looks like.

LF - Deciding between Elsbury/Gwynn/Brock/Lofton/Trammel. Currently leaning Gwynn.
2B - Biggio
CF - Mantle
RF - Walker
3B - Schmidt
1B - Bellinger
C - Posey
SS - CAP

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Def some bias here, but I think Brock will be the best, especially LF where you don't need as good defense. I was shocked they gave up 70+ power, and his swing has always been smooth.

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Outfield is getting over saturated, Atleast for me. Bellinger once he’s prestiged won’t leave my lineup, griffey will be permanent in Cf when he drops, and LF right now has trammell until someone else comes along. I like Larry Walker but idk.

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I’ve Been using elsbury leading off for the last couple weeks and he’s been crushing it. I’ll have him prestiged by this weekend

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Sorry for the ignorance but when was Lou Brock released? Or is he part of the TA3 Cardinals?

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@TEXAS10PT said in Leadoff Hitter:

Sorry for the ignorance but when was Lou Brock released? Or is he part of the TA3 Cardinals?

Cardinals TA3.

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I've had Gwynn in my lineup for a long time, he's a base hit machine. I'm a terrible hitter and he's hitting about .330 for me and I can't take him out of my lineup. His D is also good in RF with good speed. I have Elsbury but primarily use him off my bench with Trout, Mickey, and Gwynn in my OF. I haven't used any of the others you're considering but if you want someone to get on base with some good speed Tony is the man from my experience.

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@DeadPhish1976 said in Leadoff Hitter:

I've had Gwynn in my lineup for a long time, he's a base hit machine. I'm a terrible hitter and he's hitting about .330 for me and I can't take him out of my lineup. His D is also good in RF with good speed. I have Elsbury but primarily use him off my bench with Trout, Mickey, and Gwynn in my OF. I haven't used any of the others you're considering but if you want someone to get on base with some good speed Tony is the man from my experience.

I’ve had the same experience. If I wasn’t so set with elsbury, mantle and walker I would go back to Gwynn. I may after I prestige els bc I was hitting close to .400 with him

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I've had Lofton at leadoff for a while now, but I may go after that Gwynn card and switch it up.

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@Speedy44 said in Leadoff Hitter:

I’ve Been using elsbury leading off for the last couple weeks and he’s been crushing it. I’ll have him prestiged by this weekend

Went about a week no one hit with Elsbury against me and said that on a post on the forum now I wish I never said it he's been killing me.

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If Erstad is the Angels TA tomorrow that would be another option.

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@Speedy44 said in Leadoff Hitter:

@DeadPhish1976 said in Leadoff Hitter:

I've had Gwynn in my lineup for a long time, he's a base hit machine. I'm a terrible hitter and he's hitting about .330 for me and I can't take him out of my lineup. His D is also good in RF with good speed. I have Elsbury but primarily use him off my bench with Trout, Mickey, and Gwynn in my OF. I haven't used any of the others you're considering but if you want someone to get on base with some good speed Tony is the man from my experience.

I’ve had the same experience. If I wasn’t so set with elsbury, mantle and walker I would go back to Gwynn. I may after I prestige els bc I was hitting close to .400 with him

I don't normally grind out what needs to be done to get the TA cards, when I get a chance to play I usually just go right into a RS game. With the new Gwynn card being released now though I might have to try and go after that. I think I saw someone post on here that that card is a 99. Once I get to my PS4 I plan to see what I need to do to pick that up since his old card has played so well for me.

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Ellsbury is my lead off. Currently batting 390 with him. He is a machine, I don’t care about his arm, because most runs are score via homerun

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@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in Leadoff Hitter:

I was really hoping to see Tim Raines as the Nats TA3, but that unfortunately didn't happen. I've settled on the rest of my team post 5th inning/TA 3, but I can't decide on my leadoff spot. Who would you go with? I prefer a lefty or switch hitter.

Here's what the rest of the lineup looks like.

LF - Deciding between Elsbury/Gwynn/Brock/Lofton/Trammel. Currently leaning Gwynn.
2B - Biggio
CF - Mantle
RF - Walker
3B - Schmidt
1B - Bellinger
C - Posey
SS - CAP

Lofton has the speed though. That's what I roll with. As long as contact is good and vision decent. But have good bunting skills.

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@boduke82 said in Leadoff Hitter:

Outfield is getting over saturated, Atleast for me. Bellinger once he’s prestiged won’t leave my lineup, griffey will be permanent in Cf when he drops, and LF right now has trammell until someone else comes along. I like Larry Walker but idk.

I used Larry Walker in this past weekends tourney, and I'm not that good but he raked for me. He launched 2 hr's and it was like the ball very hard just glided off the bat lol. Sweetest HR I ever hit.

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Buy Juan Pierre off the market. Well worth the stubs. Hitting over .350 for me, and he hits everything hard. You'll thank me later....

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Update: I actually went with none of the above and put Kaline in the lineup. Power seemed like the way to go. Gwynn or Brock may eventually make their way in. If Ichiro is released the choice to go with speed will be easier.

2B - Biggio
CF - Mantle
RF Kaline
LF - Walker
3B - Schmidt
1B - Bellinger
C - Posey
SS - CAP