The Dodgers are batting Corey Seager leadoff tonight against the Boston Red Sox, opening up the second half with a World Series rematch.
The Dodgers activated all three of Seager, AJ Pollock, and David Freese from the IL and they are all in the lineup tonight with Freese batting third and acting as the designated hitter while Pollock is batting sixth and playing center field.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 12, 2019
Seager leading off for the first time in his career and doing it against a lefty is interesting, but there is a legitimate case for him to be the guy who does it. The Dodgers possess more than enough firepower in the middle of the lineup to substantiate the idea of batting Seager, who gets on-base at a really solid clip, at the top of the order.
Seager holds a career .344 on-base percentage against left-handers and a .383 on-base percentage against right-handers.
Alex Verdugo would be another option for the spot, but could be better suited to do so against right-handed pitching.
The lineup will see its fair share of changes as we have become accustomed to with manager Dave Roberts at the helm. With the Dodgers facing three lefties in the Boston series alone, expect the lineup to look similar each night with Chris Taylor possibly finding his way into the lineup at some point instead of Kiké Hernandez.
This lineup is strong and could get even stronger. Only time will tell.