Starting Lineup

If the season began today, I think this would be Arkansas’ starting lineup:

P - Isaiah Campbell
C - Grant Koch
1B - Jared Gates
2B - Carson Shaddy
3B - Chad Spanberger
SS - Jax Biggers
LF - Luke Bonfield
CF - Dominic Fletcher
RF - Jake Arledge

I like that lineup. You can probably put in one more athletic outfielder and list Bonfield at DH. Eric Cole might be that guy. Or, you might have Evan Lee at DH and just what you have.

Dave Van Horn said Lee could be a two-way player and might be allowed to hit when he pitches at some point. He’s a big, strong freshman.

Spanberger could still wind up at first base, or in the outfield, but he’s been at third for most days since they returned in January. Spanberger has also worked some at catcher. You never know when injuries stack up at catcher. Playing that position takes a toll.

I would love to see a mid-week catcher, whether Gosser or Spanberger. As good as Koch is, he will need time off.