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An updated glimpse at what Cubs lineup might look like in 2022

5 months agoStaff Report

The Cubs’ 2022 Opening Day lineup will look quite a bit different than it did at the end of 2021.

Wednesday’s reported big splash on the free agent market helped solidify that fact.

In Seiya Suzuki, the Cubs have added a big bat for the middle of the order. Nick Madrigal will also make his Cubs debut this year after missing the last few months of 2021 due to a hamstring injury. Couple that with the additions of Clint Frazier (free agent), Yan Gomes (free agent), Andrelton Simmons (free agent) and Harold Ramírez (trade) and David Ross has a lot of options at his disposal.

On Cubs 360 Wednesday evening, Marquee Sports Network analyst Ryan Sweeney put his manager hat on for a day and threw out his thoughts for what the Cubs lineup could look like.

Here’s a projected batting order against right-handed pitchers:

Sweeney Lineup 2

And here’s Sweeney’s thoughts on a lineup against southpaws:

Sweeney Lineup 3

Opening Day is just over three weeks away for Ross and the Cubs and the team plays its first Cactus League matchup Thursday in Arizona. Check out the entire Cubs Spring Training schedule.

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