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Order this lineup to score runs

Jan 24, 2009
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Just for fun, how would you order these players? Have awesome defense and pitching but I want to score a run or 3 early on. 10u team with 7 very skilled athletes, 2 weak ones rounding out the team. All can slide, 7/9 can bunt. I'll describe A-I and you make the lineup for 'A' level TB:

A:Awesome bunter, oldest at 11yo, fastest runner, pretty good hitter who occasionally K's

B: Decent bunter, pretty good hitter, adept at drawing walks (fouls off a lot), fast, highest OBP and 2nd highest BA last year

C:Good hitter, can bunt but not proficient, slightly slower, high BA and OBP

D:puts ball in play every single AB with power similar to A,B, &C, never K's, never walks, slightly slower but very skilled baserunner, exc bunter but highest BA on team hitting away

E:similar to D but power hitter and the rare K, decent speed

F:Big girl with Ok speed, power hitter too but will K more than A-E above(1st yr traveler), bunts decent too

G:New lefty who bunts ok and is fast, draws walks, infield hitter who will spend a year on the switched hitter learning curve. Expect fair number of K's

H:first year traveler as a 10yo, weaker overall, will K most of the time and put in play occasionally, weaker baserunner, one of 2 who can't bunt, hope she catches on quickly

I: Will K if pitcher can throw strikes and...strike zone will be big because she bails out of the box; speedy but a huge drag on the offense; first year of 10u and a project for sure
 
May 13, 2008
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B - Want my highest OBP to lead
A - Sounds like the kinda kid I want to move my leadoff into scoring position
D - Best hitter bats third
E - Best power cleans up
C - Keep that inning going
F - Sqeek another run in
H - Hope for something here
I - Here too
G - Second leadoff. Make sure she knows her role is to get on base for the top of the lineup.
 
Mar 2, 2009
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Suffolk, VA
theory on using the terms "Weaker"..... connotation is not good, I prefer "less experienced"...... easier for everyone to hear W/O hurting feelings.......

Also, Less experienced players need to committ to get EXTRA practice to get EXTRA balls hit to them and EXTRA Bunting / Batting, EXTRA Baserunning/Sliding and THROWING... starts to let them catch up a LITTLE, to some degree to the MORE Experienced players
 

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