Back in November, I ran through some possible Yankee lineups using the Lineup Analysis tool from Baseball Musings. Now with the trade for Curtis Granderson, I’m gonna throw up some Granderson-inclusive lineups.
Again, this is using the CHONE Projections for OBP and SLG.
Okay, first let’s assume that the Yankees are not adding any more outfielders and will just add a DH. For the first scenario, that DH is Johnny Damon
1. Jeter SS
2. Damon DH
3. Tex 1B
4. A-Rod 3B
5. Posada C
6. Granderson CF
7. Cano 2B
8. Swisher RF
9. Cabrera LF
This lineup would score 5.669 per game, or 918 during the course of the season.
Now let’s say Matsui is the DH, not Damon:
5.710 R/G, 925/162 games. Nice.
Let’s put both Matsui (DH) and Damon (LF) in there and see what happens:
4. A Rod
5.679 R/G, 919/162G
My #3 choice for DH is Nick Johnson. Let’s see what he’d do to this lineup:
5.735/G, 929/162G; Johnson’s projected .394 OBP is very, very dangerous in front of Tex/A-Rod.
That’s all I’ll run down for now. If anything else happens, I’ll be sure to update this list. Regardless of who’s added to this lineup, it’s likely going to be pretty dangerous.