Does anyone know of a simulator that will allow me to plug in different lineups for my co-ed softball team to see which generates the most runs?
How would you optimize this 12-person lineup?
—Four stud hitters with OBP of .700 who homer in about 1/4 of their at-bats and double in another 1/4 of their at-bats
—Four contact hitters with OBP of .500 who hit mostly singles
—Four women with OBP of about .300
We are having a debate about which is the better lineup philosophy:
A. Bat in an approximately best-to-worst progression.
B. Spread out the power guys evenly throughout the lineup (ie, don’t bunch them).
It seems to me that the former is better, but I would like some data to convince the other guys on the team.