Over the past three seasons, the Expos have felt blessed that F.P. Santangelo can play six positions, because they dumped so many players that Felipe Alou never knew which hole he was going to have to fill next. But Santangelo, 30, is Montreal's starting leftfielder in '98. Playing every day should help the talented spark plug—who hit .249 last year despite being hampered by a bad knee—find a consistent stroke. If he can hit .285, it's a good bet some contending club will call in July and snatch him up in exchange for a couple of hot prospects. For the Expos, that constitutes a very successful season.