C AJ Ellis
That's your "hot" hand, and that is with Ruggiano being an automatic out against righties and Ethier being an automatic out against lefties. Turner coming off a bad August and playing like he was expected to play in September, not the "All Star" like numbers he put up in the first half of the season. Pederson, slumping badly since the second half of the season began. Utley over Kendrick, well because you can't be "hot" if you don't play and Kendrick hasn't played in about a month.
I know the argument is for Saeger, but it isn't as easy as "don't overthing, go with the hot hand". There are 9 positions to fill, and there aren't 9 players that are "hot". Go in with the "hot lineup", we deserve to get swept, but hey Saeger got to start.
That's why they get paid the big bucks, to overthink.