The Lead-Off Debate


A while ago, I posted about who is going to lead-off for the Cubs this year.  There’s going to be a huge debate about this subject but my pick for lead-off has got to be Tyler Colvin.  Here’s my reason:

His season was cut short because of the infamous injury so he didn’t get a chance to prove himself as well as he could.  at . His On Base Percentage is decent at.316 

Tyler got a lot of HR’s too at 20 which is great also.  I don’t need to tell anyone the importance of the lead-off position, but Tyler’s young and he’s got the enthusiasm to send the right message to opposing teams.  I mean I really think both Tyler and Starlin are going to take the reigns of the Cubs this year and run with it.  Like I’ve said before, it’s a transition year for the club and who better to kick off the new year than the sophomore?

—Mark Gauthier 


  1. ronlang44 · January 24, 2011

    Tyler is athletic enough to bat leadoff, but I think Quade is wanting to leadoff with Blake DeWitt. I’m against that move! This is a transition year, but I also think we will be able to compete due to our starting rotation.



  2. ronlang44 · January 24, 2011

    I think Tyler is athletic enough to bat leadoff, but I have read that Quade is considering batting Blake DeWitt leadoff. I don’t like that move.



  3. cubbiesfan98 · January 24, 2011

    I think Quade will start the season leading off DeWitt, but then when he under-performs, he’ll let one of the younger guys like Colvin or Castro leadoff.

    There’s Always Next Year


  4. russelw · January 25, 2011

    I know the Cubs don’t have the cash, but it would be great if they could make a play for Michael Young of TEX. Now that the Rangers have picked up Mike Napoli, the role of DH might get very crowded in TEX and they might be willing to make a move.


  5. diehardcubsfan4ever · January 28, 2011

    Whoever bats leadoff needs to have the greatest amount of energy to spark the offense. Energy enough to rattle the defense and cause opposing pitchers to make mistakes, enough of a base-steaing threat to draw the defense out of position. In other words, someone to make ’em nervous. That will allow the Cubs’ hitters more opportunities to drive in runs.


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