May 14, 2021

Dodgers: Dave Roberts Stops Short of Naming Mookie Betts in the Leadoff Spot (Dodgers Nation)



During the introductory festivities at Dodger Stadium for Mookie Betts and David Price, manager Dave Roberts shared some thoughts on the excitement he has for the new lineup the club will have this upcoming season.

And focusing on the lineup, he was asked about where he sees his new star slotting in 1-9.

I might have been able to go through some notebook paper and put down some potential lineups… but to see Mookie in right field — where he’s won gold gloves and platinum gloves — and to see him at the top of the order, I think that makes a lot of sense.

And there you have it! Put that man’s name in pen at the top of the order night in and night out and go win some ball games — that seems to be Doc Roberts’ tentative plan going forward. And it’s a great plan.

Condensed Introductory Press Conference

First, Betts has batting average over .300 (.302) batting leadoff in his career. Importantly, he also sports an on-base percentage over.370 (.373) in 563 games out of the 1-hole. Last season he lead major league baseball with 135 runs scored.

All of these are great/elite numbers,…

Read “Dodgers: Dave Roberts Stops Short of Naming Mookie Betts in the Leadoff Spot” at Dodgers Nation