Cubs Spring Training Lineup: 3/24/15


Addison Russell will start at shortstop for the Cubs Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Cubs vs. Athletics @ HoHoKam Park
First Pitch: 3:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Edwin Jackson, RHP
Athletics Starter: Drew Pomeranz, LHP
Broadcast: Listen live at

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Junior Lake, LF
3. Jorge Soler, RF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, 3B
6. Miguel Montero, C
7. Javier Baez, 2B
8. Addison Russell, SS
9. Edwin Jackson, P


I’m a bit disappointed that LaStella is not seeing much action at second, My take on the ultimate line-up is:
1. CF Fowler
1. 2B La Stella
3.SS Castro
4. 1B Rizzo
5.RF Soler
6.C Montero
7 3B Olt/Bryant
8 LF Coughlin

I think that 2015 is really about the battle for 2B and 3B. For 2B I see Baez, Alcantara, and Russell with an outside chance to La Stella. At 3B it is between Olt and Bryant. Ideally I think that Olt and La Stella gives the Cubs some good depth and not a lot of lost when they spot start. Alcantara is the Zobrist and can switch hit and play all over. I truly believe that Russell will zoom past Baez on the depth chart and by the end of the year the middle infield will be some combination of Castro and Russell.

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