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  • This guy would bat 5th in the normaltraditional lineup, has some power, some contact, ability to drive in runs, and ability to help protect the #4.
  • This is your power hitter, as in the Traditionaltraditional lineup, you want this guy cleaning up the bases. You want this guy to hit your home runs, and score.
  • This is your cleanup guy in the traditional orderlineup. This is the guy who also has power, also has the ability to drive in runs.
  • In the NL, with the new advancedsabermetric lineup, the 8 slot is generally the pitcher and the 9 slot is for your worst hitter. Basically hoping they get on base for the leadoff guy to start driving in runs again.
  • This guy would bat 5th in the normal lineup, has some power, some contact, ability to drive in runs, and ability to help protect the #4.
  • This is your power hitter, as in the Traditional lineup, you want this guy cleaning up the bases. You want this guy to hit your home runs, and score.
  • This is your cleanup guy in the traditional order. This is the guy who also has power, also has the ability to drive in runs.
  • In the NL, with the new advanced lineup, the 8 slot is generally the pitcher and the 9 slot is for your worst hitter. Basically hoping they get on base for the leadoff guy to start driving in runs again.
  • This guy would bat 5th in the traditional lineup, has some power, some contact, ability to drive in runs, and ability to help protect the #4.
  • This is your power hitter, as in the traditional lineup, you want this guy cleaning up the bases. You want this guy to hit your home runs, and score.
  • This is your cleanup guy in the traditional lineup. This is the guy who also has power, also has the ability to drive in runs.
  • In the NL, with the new sabermetric lineup, the 8 slot is generally the pitcher and the 9 slot is for your worst hitter. Basically hoping they get on base for the leadoff guy to start driving in runs again.
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  • In the NL, with the new advanced lineup, the 8 slot is generally the pitcher and the 9 slot is for your worst hitter. Basically hoping they get on base for the leadoff guy to start driving in runs again.

Basically the advantage to this lineup is to stop trading outs for runs. This lineup is to maximize runs, and stop the thinking of "small ball", meaning bunting, getting base hits, etc. This is usually called the "optimized" lineup.

Note: This isn't meant to be a one size fits all lineup explanation. Each team has their own idea as to what makes things work for them. This is meant to simply be a general overview of how lineups are used in baseball. Some teams may make slight changes to this theory.

  • In the NL, the 8 slot is the pitcher and the 9 slot is for your worst hitter. Basically hoping they get on base for the leadoff guy to start driving in runs again.

Basically the advantage to this lineup is to stop trading outs for runs. This lineup is to maximize runs, and stop the thinking of "small ball", meaning bunting, getting base hits, etc. This is usually called the "optimized" lineup.

  • In the NL, with the new advanced lineup, the 8 slot is generally the pitcher and the 9 slot is for your worst hitter. Basically hoping they get on base for the leadoff guy to start driving in runs again.

Basically the advantage to this lineup is to stop trading outs for runs. This lineup is to maximize runs, and stop the thinking of "small ball", meaning bunting, getting base hits, etc. This is usually called the "optimized" lineup.

Note: This isn't meant to be a one size fits all lineup explanation. Each team has their own idea as to what makes things work for them. This is meant to simply be a general overview of how lineups are used in baseball. Some teams may make slight changes to this theory.

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  • This guy should have good contact numbers, or be able to bunt. The point of this guy is to get your leadoff hitter into scoring position  (generally 2nd or2nd and 3rd base), whether it be by bunting him over or getting a base hit.

7/#88/#99 - Fielders

6/#77 - 6th and 7th Best Hitters

8/#99 - NL  (Pitcher/8th and 8th Best Hitter)/AL, AL (8th Best Hitter/9thand 9th Best Hitter)

  • This guy should have good contact numbers, or be able to bunt. The point of this guy is to get your leadoff hitter into scoring position(generally 2nd or 3rd base), whether it be by bunting him over or getting a base hit.

7/#8/#9 - Fielders

6/#7 - 6th and 7th Best Hitters

8/#9 - NL(Pitcher/8th Best Hitter)/AL (8th Best Hitter/9th Best Hitter)

  • This guy should have good contact numbers, or be able to bunt. The point of this guy is to get your leadoff hitter into scoring position  (2nd and 3rd base), whether it be by bunting him over or getting a base hit.

7/8/9 - Fielders

6/7 - 6th and 7th Best Hitters

8/9 - NL  (Pitcher and 8th Best Hitter), AL (8th and 9th Best Hitter)

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