The managers of MLB seem to have it down to an art.
- 1st: Speedy guy who can steal bases.
- 2nd: Guy who can drop a bunt or draw a walk.
- 3rd: Your best pure hitter.
- 4th: Cleanup man; your best power hitter.
- 5th: Complete the “heart” of the order; a good power hitter.
- 6th-8th: Your remaining position players, in descending order of quality.
- 9th (NL): Your pitcher.