Saturday, January 04, 2014

Best Lineup - Minnesota Twins

Next up on my look at each teams most efficient lineup is the Minnesota Twins.  In this exercise the methodology is to use my simulator to find out which lineup wins the most games vs RH and LH pitchers.  I do this by making the team of interest the "away" team, playing against a "make believe" team whose stats don't change from one sim to the next. In fact no stats (or input projections) change for either team, the only difference from one simulation to the next is the lineup of the team of interest.  For player projections, I am using Steamer projections which are available on Fangraphs. The lineup results will only be as good as the projections.  I am not a subject matter expert on every teams personnel but I try to use MLBDepthcharts as a guidance as to which players are starters and I tend to avoid hitting too many LH back to back when reasonably possible.  Keep in mind, the results are not intended to match what a certain teams manager is most likely to do during the season.

Previous teams:
AL: Angels | Rangers | Rays
NL: Mets | Cubs | Padres

See the results after the jump...

              Best Lineups Via Simulator
vs RHPvs LHP
1CF-Alex PresleyCF-Darin Mastroianni
21B-Joe Mauer2B-Brian Dozier
3RF-Oswaldo Arcia1B-Joe Mauer
4LF-Josh WillinghamLF-Josh Willingham
5DH-Jason KubelRF-Oswaldo Arcia
62B-Brian DozierDH-Chris Colabello
7C-Kurt SuzukiC-Kurt Suzuki
83B-Trevor Plouffe3B-Trevor Plouffe
9SS-Pedro FlorimonSS-Pedro Florimon

MLB Depth Charts "typical" lineup:
Presley/Mastroianni - Dozier - Mauer - Willingham - Arcia - Plouffe - Kubel/Colabello - Suzuki - Florimon

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