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"Adding Turner to the top of this lineup is a little ridiculous. Kyle Schwarber, miscast as a leadoff man, now gets to bat second, a perfect spot for him. The top three spots in this lineup match up with almost any team in baseball, and that’s even without Harper. With Stott and Marsh at the bottom, there’s a chance the Phillies will have average hitters or better at all nine lineup spots."