The Lineup Toy uses OnBase Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (Slg) and OnBase plus Slugging Percentage (OPS) to come up with a suggested lineup, using the following strategy.
1. Put the best OPS in 3rd This is not intended to be a lineup optimizer. It is merely a tool for figuring out the RC27 for team of the nine players selected if you use the strategy above. RC27 is the estimated runs scored for 27 outs of the given lineup. It's computed by figuring out how many plate appearances each player will get on average; scaling the player's stats to that number of plate appearances; adding the stats up to produce a team's total bases and onbase percentage; and multiplying those to come up with a simple Runs Created figure. Thanks to Steve Stein for sharing this.
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