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Ranking the Lineup Positions

Sometimes it's useful or, dare I say, fun to just have some numbers and look at them.

In that vein, I'm posting a list of all team lineup positions (not fielding positions) ranked by OPS. Ties are sorted by OBP, reflecting the greater importance that on-base-percentage has on scoring runs.

Basically, what this shows is how each team's lineup slot did in 2005 in relation to all the other slots in baseball. The Phillies, who have 5 of the top 85 slots, are highlighted in bold. It's quite easy to see where this team's batting weaknesses lay.

Enjoy!

100-199 and 200-270 are listed in separate stories.

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Rank Team Position BA OBP SLG OPS
1 St. Louis 3 0.326 0.424 0.602 1.026
2 Florida 4 0.335 0.413 0.598 1.011
3 Colorado 3 0.328 0.442 0.545 0.987
4 Chicago Cubs 3 0.308 0.381 0.597 0.978
5 Boston 3 0.290 0.395 0.581 0.976
6 NY Yankees 5 0.316 0.399 0.575 0.974
7 Boston 4 0.294 0.377 0.580 0.956
8 Texas 3 0.302 0.380 0.561 0.940
9 Milwaukee 5 0.305 0.377 0.560 0.937
10 Houston 4 0.284 0.391 0.531 0.922
11 Chicago Sox 4 0.289 0.376 0.536 0.912
12 Texas 2 0.326 0.385 0.520 0.906
13 Cleveland 4 0.280 0.363 0.543 0.906
14 Philadelphia 3 0.287 0.394 0.506 0.900
15 Arizona 4 0.261 0.354 0.539 0.894
16 Philadelphia 5 0.276 0.381 0.511 0.892
17 Seattle 4 0.256 0.361 0.528 0.889
18 Pittsburgh 3 0.284 0.375 0.511 0.886
19 Atlanta 3 0.285 0.383 0.501 0.884
20 Philadelphia 6 0.303 0.376 0.508 0.884
21 NY Yankees 3 0.279 0.381 0.501 0.882
22 Cincinnati 5 0.272 0.365 0.512 0.877
23 Chicago Cubs 4 0.286 0.357 0.519 0.876
24 St. Louis 4 0.274 0.376 0.494 0.870
25 NY Yankees 4 0.290 0.370 0.491 0.861
26 NY Yankees 6 0.249 0.370 0.491 0.861
27 Cincinnati 6 0.272 0.350 0.510 0.860
28 Cincinnati 3 0.310 0.375 0.484 0.859
29 Chicago Cubs 5 0.302 0.353 0.506 0.859
30 Atlanta 4 0.258 0.338 0.519 0.858
31 Florida 3 0.287 0.361 0.496 0.857
32 Baltimore 3 0.295 0.343 0.513 0.855
33 Washington 4 0.291 0.363 0.491 0.854
34 San Francisco 4 0.295 0.373 0.479 0.852
35 Houston 3 0.277 0.369 0.477 0.847
36 Baltimore 1 0.301 0.371 0.473 0.844
37 LA Dodgers 3 0.266 0.368 0.476 0.844
38 NY Mets 7 0.267 0.346 0.496 0.843
39 LA Angels 4 0.300 0.352 0.488 0.840
40 Arizona 6 0.278 0.347 0.492 0.839
41 Arizona 3 0.280 0.368 0.467 0.835
42 Colorado 6 0.289 0.355 0.480 0.835
43 NY Mets 5 0.283 0.347 0.488 0.835
44 Oakland 4 0.284 0.343 0.492 0.835
45 NY Mets 4 0.268 0.357 0.477 0.834
46 Pittsburgh 6 0.289 0.345 0.488 0.834
47 Detroit 5 0.287 0.334 0.500 0.834
48 Cleveland 3 0.280 0.360 0.472 0.833
49 Chicago Sox 6 0.271 0.335 0.498 0.832
50 Cincinnati 4 0.258 0.351 0.480 0.831
51 Cincinnati 2 0.284 0.360 0.471 0.830
52 Texas 5 0.265 0.321 0.508 0.829
53 Cleveland 9 0.282 0.338 0.483 0.821
54 Kansas City 3 0.291 0.344 0.476 0.820
55 San Francisco 1 0.297 0.351 0.467 0.818
56 Tampa Bay 3 0.285 0.321 0.497 0.818
57 NY Yankees 1 0.302 0.379 0.438 0.817
58 Pittsburgh 1 0.295 0.368 0.449 0.817
59 LA Angels 3 0.292 0.349 0.469 0.817
60 Cleveland 6 0.281 0.349 0.468 0.817
61 Arizona 5 0.279 0.343 0.474 0.817
62 Detroit 3 0.294 0.337 0.480 0.817
63 San Francisco 5 0.304 0.361 0.452 0.813
64 San Diego 4 0.279 0.366 0.445 0.811
65 Chicago Cubs 6 0.292 0.341 0.470 0.811
66 St. Louis 5 0.266 0.336 0.474 0.810
67 Milwaukee 7 0.259 0.364 0.445 0.809
68 Philadelphia 4 0.258 0.378 0.428 0.806
69 Boston 1 0.312 0.363 0.441 0.804
70 Boston 5 0.276 0.363 0.440 0.803
71 Atlanta 2 0.286 0.354 0.450 0.803
72 Milwaukee 4 0.262 0.321 0.481 0.802
73 Texas 8 0.268 0.328 0.474 0.801
74 Cincinnati 7 0.270 0.335 0.465 0.800
75 LA Dodgers 4 0.268 0.338 0.461 0.799
76 St. Louis 7 0.308 0.362 0.436 0.798
77 Pittsburgh 4 0.280 0.361 0.437 0.798
78 Milwaukee 6 0.286 0.352 0.445 0.797
79 Detroit 4 0.292 0.348 0.449 0.797
80 Colorado 4 0.264 0.337 0.460 0.797
81 Atlanta 1 0.295 0.356 0.439 0.795
82 Washington 3 0.269 0.355 0.439 0.794
83 Baltimore 4 0.278 0.333 0.458 0.791
84 Atlanta 5 0.258 0.330 0.458 0.789
85 Philadelphia 2 0.315 0.379 0.408 0.787
86 Milwaukee 1 0.298 0.364 0.423 0.787
87 Minnesota 5 0.262 0.336 0.450 0.787
88 Seattle 1 0.303 0.349 0.436 0.785
89 Texas 1 0.243 0.321 0.464 0.785
90 Baltimore 5 0.264 0.337 0.447 0.784
91 Atlanta 8 0.287 0.348 0.435 0.783
92 Boston 8 0.286 0.359 0.422 0.782
93 Boston 6 0.268 0.342 0.440 0.782
94 Houston 6 0.273 0.333 0.448 0.781
95 Chicago Sox 5 0.274 0.329 0.451 0.781
96 Washington 6 0.283 0.340 0.439 0.780
97 NY Mets 6 0.258 0.330 0.450 0.779
98 Houston 2 0.267 0.324 0.454 0.778
99 Kansas City 4 0.276 0.353 0.424 0.777