Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Impact Of The Batting Order...AL East

Managers need to consider the position in the batting order that their late round draftees might be occupying. It’s clear that the earlier your player bats in the order, the more chances to produce stats to help win your league. Whether it is H2H or Roto, batting order position over the course of the 162 game schedules can affect your hitting categories, with the biggest impact being on R and in some cases HR and RBI.
I will give you the probable line-ups for each team per division. I have made decisions on starters regarding platoons and injuries to limit one player per batting position. If you are on the fence over a couple of players to select late in your draft consider batting position as one factor. Example: You punted on SS until late. You have the choice between Escobar and Hardy. Similar players with similar production. Now that Escobar will be batting 2nd compared to Hardy hitting 9th, the choice for the extra R potential could be Escobar.


1. 2B Brian Roberts
1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
2. RF Nick Markakis
2. 2B Dustin Pedroia
3. 1B Derrek Lee
3. LF Carl Crawford
4. DH Vladimir Guerrero
4. 1B Adrian Gonzalez
5. LF Luke Scott
5. 3B Kevin Youkilis
6. 3B Mark Reynolds
6. DH David Ortiz
7. CF Adam Jones
7. RF J.D. Drew
8. C Matt Wieters
8. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
9. SS J.J. Hardy
9. SS Marco Scutaro

1. SS Derek Jeter
1. C John Jaso
2. CF Curtis Granderson
2. LF Johnny Damon
3. 1B Mark Teixeira
3. 3B Evan Longoria
4. 3B Alex Rodriguez
4. DH Manny Ramirez
5. 2B Robinson Cano
5. RF Matt Joyce
6. RF Nick Swisher
6. 2B Ben Zobrist
7. DH Jorge Posada
7. 1B Dan Johnson
8. C Russell Martin
8. CF B.J. Upton
9. LF Brett Gardner
9. SS Reid Brignac

1. CF Rajai Davis
2. SS Yunel Escobar
3. 3B Jose Bautista
4. 1B Adam Lind
5. 2B Aaron Hill
6. LF Travis Snider
7. DH Edwin Encarnacion
8. RF Juan Rivera
9. C J.P. Arencibia

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