Batting eighth 3B: Josh Jung
The All-Star starter at third base in his rookie season is in my dream lineup. He does strike out too often for my liking, but he hits with power, he drives runners in, and puts the work in to get better every day. He strives to be the best defensively at third base and offensively.
Jung still has so much room to get better. His ceiling likely will see him be a 30-home run per season player, striking out much less, and hitting for a much higher batting average. In 2023 it feels like he was only scratching the surface of how good he can be. Yet, even with that said he still hit .266, with 23 home runs, and 70 RBIs. That is with Jung missing a majority of the second half of the season with a broken thumb.
Jung can be in my dream lineup any day as I know that he will work every day to become the best version of himself that he can be. He will not stop until he gets there and even then he will continue to try and improve. Jung will be in the lineup, playing third, and hitting eighth.