David DeJesus has the tools to justify his move to the three-hole.
He’s arguably the Cubs most professional hitter. He works the count, has extra base power and understands the importance of being a situational hitter.
But that doesn’t mean DeJesus (or De-hay-zeus as Dick Stockton would say) benefits the club more from the third spot than his usual leadoff position.
If we’re judging strictly by wins and losses, the Cubs are no better off with DeJesus (3-5) batting third than Joe Mather (3-4).
Ian Stewart’s bat seems to have been on the disabled list all season.
A sore left wrist, however, is what officially landed Stewart on the 15-day DL on Wednesday.
Give the guy credit for playing through the season-long pain. He’s managed to start 49 of the team’s first 61 games, but the results offensively have steadily declined.
Stewart hit .225 in April, then .169 in May. All totaled it’s a discouraging .201 average, 5 HR & 17 RBI.
It’s far from what the Cubs hoped for when they traded Tyler Colvin & DJ LeMahieu to Colorado for Casey Weathers & Stewart in early December.