As much I love the pageantry of football and the personality of basketball, there's simply nothing like Major League Baseball. It's truly the our nation's pastime. What better way to kick off the 2012 season than with a rundown of the American League top lineups?
I used information from ESPN and MLB Depth Charts to develop the lineups, and the rest is all with my own mind. In other words, reader beware.
Note also that these starting nines aren't necessarily the Opening Day lineups.
They are what I believe the basic roster will be throughout the year minus random prospects being called up when (SPOILER ALERT!) teams like the Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins fall out of contention.
Be sure to check my mirror to this article—the NL rankings!