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Optimizing the 2024 Guardians’ Lineup Based on Projections and Past Production in MLB

The most fascinating questions of Guardians’ Spring Training will be which hitters end up making the 26-man roster and how new manager Stephen Vogt will arrange his lineup.

Interestingly, Vogt was interviewed on 92.5 FM on Friday, and was asked about Steven Kwan as his leadoff hitter. Vogt was resounding in his praise for Kwan, but did not say that Kwan would be the Guardians’ leadoff hitter. While I’m not reading much into “manager-speak”, his comments led me to wonder what would be the optimized order for Guardians’ hitters in 2024 if we look at what projections systems have to say.