Moehringer: A different way to present historical lineups

From SABR member Paul Moehringer at The Hardball Times on February 26, 2019:

Those who are familiar with the Pyramid Rating System’s All-Time team series are aware of the depth charts and subsequent lineups I produce for each team. I do this in part to add a degree of realism to the series, but also to try to understand better who these players were and what made them unique.

For the past few months, I’ve been trying to take this same approach toward historical teams that actually took the field. Traditionally, starting lineups for historical teams at sites like Baseball Reference have been presented in order of whoever played the most games at each position. While this is effective in most cases, it leaves out a lot of crucial information that the Pyramid Rating Model presents in a condensed matter, elements that will give more depth and a better understanding of the types of lineups teams employed.

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Originally published: March 4, 2019. Last Updated: March 4, 2019.