OK, so we’ll start this out with a disclaimer: We know this won’t be the way the Red Sox set their lineup this season.
But the folks at FanGraphs had a fun idea to come with an optimized Red Sox lineup, based on a bunch of projections by Tom Tango and Mitchel Lichtman in "The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball".
Check out the full story (Insider) for explanations on why they slotted each player where they did.
What do you think of this lineup? Is it crazy, or do you see some merits to it? Share your thoughts in the comments section.