May 3, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter John Jaso (27) hits a double in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

John Jaso To Lead Off


Why? I’m not sure.

Jaso has never really profiled as a lead off hitter, though Wedge has displayed he will go with the hot hand when the occasion calls for it. With Ackley slumping, I could think of worse choices to stick at the top of the lineup. Ryan however, is still inexplicably hitting second.

In other news Seager will play 2B tonight with Liddi manning the hot corner. Ackley has the night off.

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  • http://sodomojo.com/ MattyK

    Against righties, Jaso’s career slash is .259/.344/.392…and that’s in 626 PAs. That profiles well enough for a leadoff guy on THIS team, despite the snail’s pace at which he rounds the bases. 
     
    That said, Smyly was a lefty (and still is as far as I know). In an admittedly small sample of 105 PA, Jaso has gone .186/.317/.267. Oops.