At the top

September, 17, 2009
9/17/09
2:01
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella would love to have more speed at the top of this lineup. When asked Thursday if Ryan Theriot is in line for that job next season, Piniella hesitated before stating that Theriot can hit first, second or eighth in his future lineups.

That's hardly a ringing endorsement for Theriot as the leadoff man.

Los Angels Angels of Anaheim star Chone Figgins, the top run-producer and base stealer for the Angels, is a free agent after this season. Many teams including the Angels, Cubs and Chicago White Sox, will covet the 31-year-old infielder/outfielder.

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Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.280 11 52 42
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 20
RBIS. Castro 52
RA. Rizzo 60
OPSA. Rizzo .890
WJ. Hammel 8
ERAJ. Samardzija 2.83
SOJ. Hammel 104