I used Dusty's Official opening day lineup, and I ran Baseball Musings Lineup Analysis tool.
My lineup is...
Griffey Jr., Ken
Pitcher 2007 = Reds pitching stats from 2007....
I used MLB.COM Composite Projections. These are 7 different projections from various sources including some of the elite.
Here are the results...
Dusty - Runs per game for above lineup: 4.673.
Me - Runs per game for above lineup: 4.931.
Dusty - 757 Runs Scored
Me - 799 Runs Scored
Last Year - 783 Runs Scored
So basically 42 Runs = about 4 Wins. Lineup construction alone could cost 4 Wins. That's a HUGE difference.