Yasiel Puig may not strike one as a prototypical leadoff hitter, but he could find himself in the top spot for Don Mattingly this coming season. Mattingly said by switching Puig and last year’s leadoff hitter, lefty-swinging Carl Crawford, in the order, it would provide better righty-lefty balance, with right-handed hitter Hanley Ramirez batting third and left-handed hitter Adrian Gonzalez batting fourth.

Filed Under: MLB, Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez