How long until we have 4 outfielders and 3 infielders? Who will be the first team to try and incorporate that?
Great call. You can especially see it with a big power guy who does not run well. Take a David Ortiz for example. You could make the case for this alignment. 2B goes to OF (RF Line), 3B to short CF, SS to short RF gap, 1B out in grass down RF Line. Pitcher covers 1B on anything on the ground.
You basically would have Zero IF on the dirt, other than the pitcher. You wanna loft it, it had better be in the seats otherwise you are out.