According to David Pinto’s awesome Baseball Musings Lineup Analysis tool, the Yankees best 2006 line-up would be:
Great timing, as I’m previewing a copy of “The Book” by Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin – in which their findings say that your three best hitters should bat somewhere in the #1, #2, and #4 slots. And your 4th and 5th best hitters should bat in the #3 and #5 slots.
It all seems to synch up.
But, I’ll say this, Jessica Simpson has a better shot at making Mensa than Jason Giambi does of ever batting lead-off for the Yankees.