Rickie Weeks to bring power, speed to NL leadoff spot | MLB.com: News

PHOENIX — Rickie Weeks might not be your prototypical leadoff hitter, given his tremendous power, but National League manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful that the Brewers’ second baseman will be a catalyst for his lineup.

Bochy unveiled his NL starting lineup at a news conference on Monday morning, and following Weeks in the lineup will be designated hitter Carlos Beltran, center fielder Matt Kemp, first baseman Prince Fielder, catcher Brian McCann, right fielder Lance Berkman, left fielder Matt Holliday, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and third baseman Scott Rolen.

Weeks, who hits leadoff for the Brewers, could help the NL start its half of the first inning off with a bang, given his 17 home runs this year, but if he gets on base, he can also be a weapon with his speed.

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