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Projected Opening Day Starting Lineup
LF Mike Trout
SS Erick Aybar
1B Albert Pujols
RF Josh Hamilton
DH Mark Trumbo
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Alberto Callaspo
C Chris Iannetta
CF Peter Bourjos
The addition of Hamilton, along with a full year of Mike Trout, has the Los Angeles Angels at the top of the heap of starting lineups in the majors.
Trout's exploits last season were stratospheric, and he won't even be 22 years of age until August. Hamilton's presence behind Pujols in the lineup should create a righty-lefty hitting duo rivaling that of any in the majors.
The trade that sent Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees should take a big load off the shoulders of Bourjos, who will longer have to continually look behind him if he has a bad day.
There's no question this is a lineup that will scare teams throughout the league.
Doug Mead is a featured columnist with Bleacher Report. His work has been featured on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SF Gate, CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle.