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Old 08-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the optimal lineup here. Curious to see how far off we are from what everyone else thinks. The numbers below are career obp/slug over 2-4 years. Also noted whether a player was fast or slow.

player 1 0.609/0.947 - fastest player on team
player 2 0.408/0.519
player 3 0.504/0.966
player 4 0.444/0.683 - slow
player 5 0.434/0.372 - slow
player 6 0.570/0.649 - slow
player 7 0.420/0.558 - slow
player 8 0.452/0.487
player 9 0.484/0.800 - fast player
player 10 0.545/0.509 - slow
player 11 0.485/0.989
player 12 0.463/0.748 - fast player

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Anybody with any thoughts? Really trying to find the optimal lineup because I feel like we could be a few runs better by moving some folks around.
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Obviously, little things such just how fast or slow, are they prone to hit into double plays, can they hit behind runners... will make a difference but strictly looking at the numbers, I came up with...

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Thanks. I appreciate the feedback. Curious about batting #12 last. Is it speed before speed approach? Right now our lineup looks like:

player 1 0.609/0.947
player 12 0.463/0.748
player 9 0.484/0.800
player 3 0.504/0.966
player 11 0.485/0.989
player 4 0.444/0.683
player 7 0.420/0.558
player 10 0.545/0.509
player 2 0.408/0.519
player 6 0.570/0.649
player 5 0.434/0.372
player 8 0.452/0.487

We have a lot of speed at the top and power in the middle.
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Yep, he had the lowest numbers of the fast guys. I usually like to have pretty good speed in the last spot so as not to hold up my leadoff hitter. Of course, a good aggressive runner with decent speed would be ok there. I definitely don't want anyone slow in that spot though.
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