|C||Jonathan Lucroy||71||C||Max Stassi||106||C||Austin Romine||96|
|1B||Matt Olson||113||1B||Yuli Gurriel||98||1B||Greg Bird||80|
|2B||Jed Lowrie||129||2B||Jose Altuve||135||2B||Gleyber Torres||125|
|SS||Marcus Semien||97||SS||Carlos Correa||101||SS||Didi Gregorius||118|
|3B||Matt Chapman||144||3B||Alex Bregman||165||3B||Miguel Andujar||128|
|LF||Chad Pinder||108||LF||Marwin Gonzalez||104||LF||Brett Gardner||93|
|CF||Mark Canha||106||CF||George Springer||117||CF||Aaron Hicks||124|
|RF||Stephen Piscotty||123||RF||Josh Reddick||92||RF||Andrew McCutchen*||114|
|DH||Khris Davis||135||DH||Evan Gattis||103||DH||Giancarlo Stanton||124|
|LF||Matthew Joyce||88||OF||Jake Marisnick||80||IF||Neil Walker||75|
|CF||Dustin Fowler||65||C||Tony Kemp||129||C||Gary Sanchez||86|
|LF||Nick Martini||128||1B||Brian McCann||77||1B||Tyler Austin||100|
|CF||Ramon Laureano||145||UT||Tyler White||172||IF||Ronald Torreyes||84|
|C||Josh Phegley||58||LF||J.D. Davis||39||1B||Luke Voit||160|
|2B||Franklin Barreto||102||C||Martin Maldonado||94||2B||Tyler Wade||42|
For a little more context, the Yankees have scored 743 runs with a 109 wRC+, the Athletics have scored 715 runs with a 110 wRC+, and the Astros have scored 724 runs with a 112 wRC+. That’s about as close as any three teams can reasonably get in offensive production so any analysis I could do here would probably just be splitting hairs. There are a few important observations, however.
The first and by far the most important is that the Yankees are currently without Aaron Judge and it is unknown when he will return. With Andrew McCutchen in Judge’s lineup spot, the Yankees probably become the most toothless offense of this grouping.
The second is that the Astros, despite the fact that only two of their hitters have looked legitimately scary, have no real breaks in their entire lineup. Their weakest hitter has been Josh Reddick, but he had a .847 OPS last season.
And the third is that the Athletics have the most offensive weapons. Lucroy is a black hole at the plate, but Stephen Piscotty, Khris Davis, Matt Chapman, and Jed Lowrie are all hitting near an All-Atar level.
If Judge is back in the lineup, I’d definitely be most hesitant to pitch to the Yankees; however, if we are ranking the lineups as they stand I’d probably say the A’s look the strongest, followed closely by the Astros, and then a not insignificant dip to the weakened Yankee offense.
Offensive pecking order: Athletics > Astros > Yankees