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Optimizing Order: Building The Ideal Lineup

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In this first part of a two-part series, Noah Sherman uses theory from "The Book" by Tom Tango et al. to explain how optimizing lineup order can help baseball teams win more games and maybe even...

World Series Batting Order Optimizer: Philadelpha Phillies

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Some wacky ideas for how the Philadelphia Phillies should set their batting order versus the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series that Charlie Manual will definitely adopt.

World Series Batting Order Optimizer: New York Yankees

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What would be the best batting order for the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series?

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: San Francisco Giants

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Yet another installment in an intermittent series of articles optimizing the batting orders or teams with bad offenses. This article takes on the revamped lineup of the San Francisco Giants as they...

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Pittsburgh Pirates

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

Optimizing the Padres' Batting Order

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I didn't see if this had been done on this blog, but in any case, I'm doing an occasional series at Driveline Mechanics using the principles from The Book optimizing the batting orders of some teams whose offenses at least project to be... less than great. This iteration discusses the Padres. I think some might find it interesting. Or irritating. Or something.

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: San Diego Padres

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

Platoon Split Projection Project 2009

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This article discusses how to estimate a player's true platoon skill in accordance with Dolphin, Litchman, and Tango's work on the subject, and takes 10 hitters and tries to estimate their platoon...

Hitters with "curious" platoon splits wanted

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I'm thinking of doing a little project this season over at Driveline Mechanics where I take around 10-12 hitters with large, "reverse" or other interesting sorts of platoon splits. My plan is to take a looks that their OBP and maybe wOBA splits so far, and then use something like The Book's suggested method for "predciting" what they'll be in 2009. Instead of picking them all myself, I was thinking it might be helpful to get suggestions, since there are a lot of players out there who might have interesting splits. I'm hoping for mainly left- and right-handed hitters, since switch hitters, while cool, have their own splits defined much earlier on (after about 600 PAs), and hopefully players with at least 2-3 years of MLB experience who haven't been (or aren't going to be) heavily platooned. Please post the suggestions in the comments to the linked blog post, if you can, and thanks in advance.

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Kansas City Royals

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but the teams with some the worst offenses in baseball need all the help the can get. This is the first post in an occasional...

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