I think some of the most important mistakes in judging play value comefrom not taking proper account of batting order. Right now, for example, I've heard the Mariners are considering moving Betancourt from the bottom of the order to the #2 position, while the Indians are considering move ACabrera from the #2 to the bottom. Both of those could have major impacts on their value, because it changes PAs, runs, and RBIs. (OK, I play in a deep keeper league, so guys like this actually matter to me, but I'm sure you have your own examples!)
So, I like to see a good overview of batting orders. Generally I check rototimes and CBS sportsline.http://www.rototimes.com/mlb/team/BAL/depthcharthttp://www.sportsline.com/mlb/spring/lineups
And I'm glad to see the following article posted todayhttp://rototimes.com/article.php?article_id=4506
But, what is frustrating is how inaccurate these can be. CBS, for example, still has Baldelli in the 5 hole for the Rays. And, even more subtle issues. I follow the O's closely. The most frequent lineup they used last year had Millar batting cleanup. The most frequent lineup they used this spring has Millar batting cleanup. Yet, rototimes still has him batting 7th.
Anybody got a better source for info? Maybe we should share our inside info in this thread.
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