Predicting Each MLB Team's Starting Lineup After Trade Deadline

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Predicting Each MLB Team's Starting Lineup After Trade Deadline
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Attention MLB shoppers: Only 12 days remain until the non-waiver trade deadline hits.

That's not a whole lot of time, and with only a few impact bats available and multiple contenders looking to shore up their lineups, the pressure is on general managers to make the right moves.

Not every team will be able to add a hitter at the deadline, and quite a few will spend the rest of July focused on acquiring pitching instead (look for our predictions on post-deadline rotations early next week). But a handful of teams will land the bat that, hopefully, will put them in better position to clinch a playoff spot than they were before the deadline.

Here's a look at how I see things playing out.

 

 

*Players who are currently injured and are not expected back until sometime in August were not included in their teams' respective lineup, though some are mentioned.

*Players with an asterisk (*) next to their names are part of a platoon. New additions are in bold.

*All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and current through the All-Star break.

 

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