It's mid-January and spring training is still about a month away from kicking off. Many will argue that it's too early to start predicting lineups.
They may be right. We still don't even know if the Cubs are done adding players to the team in free agency.
It's also hard to come up with batting orders before we even know who has won those last couple of position battles. However, Cubs management has probably started to kick around potential batting order ideas for 2013, and so should we.
Keep in mind that the right field and third base positions will probably boil down to how the players perform during spring training. They are pretty much wide open, but here are five potential batting orders for the Chicago Cubs in 2013.