Robbins in CF would be ideal. Experience, leadership and also allowing for another bat to play in the infield. Here's my lineup, maybe not opening day, but by mid-conference:
1st out the Pen: Marks (long relief), C. Lee (hold em), Harris and Huval (situational)
D-Mo to shut the door
Hopefully Kennon builds on last season. He was getting really hot late on and can lock that position down.
It's tough to balance starts with this team, but in a good way for sure. If Joe plays CF, I don't know that Poncho would necessarily be up next. I think first move would be to get Pinero on that corner, then it's whether Brenn is ready for 1B or put Stover there. Stover started more at 1B when at Kansas State than he did in the OF so I don't think that's too much of a stretch (though was more DH than either.) I think he can be really valuable and is a guy that many might forget about. He batted near .300 in about a half season's worth of games at K-State.
I think the guys that are must starts are Brenn, Sensley, Robbins and probably Monica though you'd like to relieve him more than we did with Thurm. You could maybe say Pinero, Fontenot are in that next group and of course Antchak or Kasuls and the rest are plug and play based on matchup. And a guy like Lott will probably be there more often than not depending on what kind of start he gets off to
I would use Jam as a pinch runner and/or double switch situations late in a game. This way he's doesn't have to hit his way on, he would likely get on base once a game, and you would have his speed in center and Robbins at 3rd late in the game for defensive purposes.
Is jam healthy?
Like others, I've heard good things about Jam. Some
Believe he is ready to take a big step forward.
Hope I'm wrong but I'm starting to think Jam might be one of those people that struggle with getting it done in front of 4K people
You sir are on the money and present a huge decision that coaches have to make---my daughter's piano teacher told her before a recital that they were all gonna be nervous in front of the crowd---BUT they could choose whether to have GOD or BAD nerves---also the situations can put added pressure
score tied and your EP or FG changes score early in the game---same situation but the kick wins it
behind and your EP or FG ties it
behind and your EP or FG wins it---same hold true in baseball situations!!! make practice as real as possible and at least the player has an idea of the pressure
love audio sounds use in these situations like the winning FT in Basketball!!!
Uncle Charley was his biggest obstacle.