Batting order is a tricky subject, how much time should really be given to it? While we know that having some order to a lineup is beneficial, at the end of the day it can only do so much. With that said since the Nationals and Adam LaRoche finally agreed to a two-year deal we finally know who the starting eight will be for the Nats in 2013. And those eight provide some interesting batting order decisions, such as where to put Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper, and how to balance the lineup for optimal performance.
Right now there is a consensus three main rules for the Nats batting order:
- Ryan Zimmerman bats third.
- Denard Span bats leadoff.
- Try to split same handed hitters up.