Projected 2011 Lineup..from 2008 by Baseball America

When I got home today, I hit my resource bookshelf at home for kicks to see what Baseball America projected as the lineup for 2011 in their 2008 Prospect Handbook. It was rather surprising, and optimistic.

Catcher: Dioner Navarro

First Base: Carlos Pena

Second Base: Akinori Iwamura

Shortstop: Reid Brignac

Third Base: Evan Longoria

Left Field: Carl Crawford

Center Field: Desmond Jennings

Right Field: B.J. Upton

DH: Rocco Baldelli

SP1: David Price

SP2: Scott Kazmir

SP3: Matt Garza

SP4: Wade Davis

SP5: James Shields

Closer: Jake McGee

Most interesting to me is seeing McGee slated for the closer role here because that is where BA put him in the 2014 projected lineup and something I’ve said a few times is his likely role in this organization. They also either thought too much about Dioner Navarro or not enough of John Jaso.

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