Greg
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Greg asked in SportsBaseball · 4 weeks ago

In baseball, what does it mean to stack a lineup?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Baseball lineup cards are written in a vertical format, so a "stacked" lineup usually indicates one were several players with similar traits or superior abilities are placed in consecutive order ...thus forming a "stack" on the list.

    For example, a team facing a pitcher weak against left-handed hitters might bench some of its regulars who hit right-handed and replace them with subs who hit left.  The manager in this case would be "stacking his lineup" with lefties.

    "Stacked" could also be a general term to indicate a lineup loaded with high-quality players, thus forming a solid "stack" on the lineup card as opposed to a lineup described as having "holes" to indicate weak or inconsistent players.

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  • Mark
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    4 weeks ago

    To put your best hitters back to back to back.

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