Minnesota Twins: 5 lineup adjustments the team should make

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Joe Mauer (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Buxton to the leadoff spot

At time the Twins have tried to place Byron Buxton in the leadoff spot in the batting order but it has never quite stuck yet. It is time to give Buxton the leadoff spot and let him run with the gig for the season.

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This is not anything against the skill of current leadoff man Brian Dozier, but Buxton is the example of who exactly you want as your number one hitter. It is no secret how fast Buxton is and his speed in the leadoff spot would be something that is virtually unmatched throughout baseball. Buxton leading a game off would allow the Twins to get his speed on the bases more often which will create not only runs but some chaos for opponents.

The move of Buxton to the top of the order would also finally allow the Twins to move Dozier to a spot in the order that better fits him. Dozier has too much power to be stuck in the leadoff spot.

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The current second baseman should be lower in the lineup in a position where his power can be used to drive in as many runs as possible. It is truly a win-win situation for two of the most important pieces to the Twins future plans.