Does it Matter?
There is no definitive answer to this question.
In years past, it would be an easy no. The lead-off job was Ronald’s job and there was no taking it from him, mainly because of his incredible production there.
While he is not doing a bad job by any means in the lead-off spot, many can wonder if you can get more out of Ronald in a different part of the lineup and more out of the lead-off spot if someone like Michael Harris II is there instead.
With less than a month until the start of the playoffs and the remaining regular season becoming more and more important for the Braves with the Mets just a few games ahead in the division race, it will be interesting to see what kind of roster changes or positional/lineup changes are made leading up to October and whether this will be one of them.