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Your Opening Day Yankees lineup and pitching rotation

Brett Gardner, left, during spring training at George

Brett Gardner, left, during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. (Feb. 22, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

At the start of spring training, we asked you to manage the Yankees by submitting your Opening Day lineup and a pitching rotation for the season.

Below are the results of your submissions. Take a look now and then see how it compare to the actual lineup for Thursday's season opener at Yankee Stadium.

Batting lineup (based on 184 submissions)

LF - Brett Gardner (52.7 percent)

SS - Derek Jeter (50.5)

1B - Mark Teixeira (46.2)

3B - Alex Rodriguez (77.7)

2B - Robinson Cano (41.8)

DH - Jorge Posada (39.7)

RF - Nick Swisher (28.3)

C - Russell Martin (34.2)

CF - Curtis Granderson (28.3)

Fun fact: Only 10 submissions included this exact batting order.

Pitching rotation (based on 117 submissions)

1. C.C. Sabathia (91.5)

2. Phil Hughes (71.8)

3. A.J. Burnett (63.2)

4. Freddy Garcia (46.2)

5. Ivan Nova (41)

Fun fact: 24 submissions included this exact rotation. (The actual rotation as chosen by real-life Yankees manager was Sabathia, Burnett, Hughes, Nova, Garcia.)

Note: Percentages represent the highest votegetter in that particular slot.

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