A writer over at hardballtimes.com recommended this tool to create your team's ideal batting order -- http://home.comcast.net/~stein.steph...mp/lineup.html I couldn't actually get the tool to work myself (anyone?), but the assumptions on which it's based seem reasonable to me. That is,

1. Put the best OPS in 3rd

2. Put the best remaining Slg in 4th

3. Put the best remaining OBP's in 1st and 2nd (with the better Slg in 2nd)

4. Arrange the remaining players in order of descending Slg

What do you think? Sounds pretty logical, right? So I looked back to last year's stats and applied the methodology to my own team. Not exactly the results I was expecting.

Try it with your own team and see what you get.

1. Put the best OPS in 3rd

2. Put the best remaining Slg in 4th

3. Put the best remaining OBP's in 1st and 2nd (with the better Slg in 2nd)

4. Arrange the remaining players in order of descending Slg

What do you think? Sounds pretty logical, right? So I looked back to last year's stats and applied the methodology to my own team. Not exactly the results I was expecting.

Try it with your own team and see what you get.

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