Winn/Burleson duo thrives at top of STL lineup


St. Louis Cardinals
NEWS: SS Masyn Winn and OF Alec Burleson are establishing themselves at the top of the lineup. 
BHQ SPIN: Winn (+10%) has exceeded expectations in his rookie season up to this point, posting a .305/.353/.431 slashline over 220 PA with 3 HR and 8 SB—mostly a product of hitting from the bottom of the order. Winn has now led off in eight of nine games since June 1st, with a slight downtick in production (115 wRC+ vs. 124; .745 OPS vs .784) along with an increased K% of 31.7 (vs. season K% of 18.6). Look for him to stick at the top, as he profiles as a leadoff man, but he’ll need to keep the Ks in check.

OF Burleson (+20%) has joined Winn at the top of the order since early June as well,...


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