Note how I’m asking where Joe will put Ichiro and not where Ichiro is the best fit. This is because it could be as the leadoff guy, but we know that isn’t happening unless Jeter gives it the green light. Personally, I like him hitting second with the hole on the right side opening up when Jeter gets on. On the other hand, you can make the argument that the Yankees would have two leadoff hitters if you plug him in the 9 hole. It’s always nice to have a circular lineup. The saying goes that you can never have too much pitching, but it doesn’t hurt having too many leadoff hitters either. Not a bad problem to have.
Confusing voting instructions aside, vote 1 for hitting second and 10 for hitting ninth.