2014 MLB Spring Training

Mid-Spring Training Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams' 25-Man Roster

Jason MartinezContributor IMarch 13, 2014

Mid-Spring Training Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams' 25-Man Roster

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    Patrick Corbin has already been named the Opening Day starter for game one of the MLB season.
    Patrick Corbin has already been named the Opening Day starter for game one of the MLB season.Gregory Bull/Associated Press

    The puzzle pieces that form each team's Opening Day roster are falling into place.

    A majority of MLB teams have made at least one round of cuts so far, and some position battles are already leaning heavily towards one player. 

    That doesn't mean it's easy to predict which 25 players will be on each team at the start of the season or which role each will play. Several players are disabled-list candidates due to injuries that have slowed them during camp. Other injuries could occur, too, causing teams to shuffle their rosters or look to the trade market for help late in spring training.

    Those that aren't playing well early on still have time to heat up and make a strong final impression; vice versa for those off to hot starts.

    In other words, a lot can happen between now and each team's respective Opening Day.

    If you're familiar with my work at MLBDepthCharts.com, you know that I pay extremely close attention to all aspects of the game that are necessary to accurately compile a team's "projected roster," and I'm constantly shuffling around the puzzle pieces to reflect this.

    Player performance, lineup trends, injury updates and quotes from a manager or general manager are typically what key me into what a roster may look like. Predicting Opening Day rosters in the middle of the spring is a difficult task, however, because roster-affecting incidents occur on a daily basis.

    I've done it anyways, though, listing a projected 25-man roster—"go-to" lineup, bench, starting rotation and bullpen—to go along with a projected disabled list and a projected "notable omissions" list for all 30 teams. 

    Feel free to utilize the comments section in order to agree or disagree with any specific projection, and be sure to give your reasoning behind your disagreement. 

Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Gerardo Parra* 
    2 2B Aaron Hill
    3 1B Paul Goldschmidt
    4 C Miguel Montero* 
    5 LF Mark Trumbo 
    6 3B Martin Prado
    7 RF Cody Ross
    8 SS Didi Gregorius*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Henry Blanco
    3B/1B Eric Chavez*
    IF Cliff Pennington**
    OF/IF Matt Tuiasosopo
    OF A.J. Pollock

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Patrick Corbin
    2 RHP Trevor Cahill
    3 LHP Wade Miley
    4 RHP Brandon McCarthy
    5 RHP Bronson Arroyo

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Addison Reed (pictured)
    SU RHP J.J. Putz
    SU RHP David Hernandez 
    MID RHP Brad Ziegler
    MID LHP Oliver Perez
    MID RHP Randall Delgado
    LR RHP Josh Collmenter

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    LHP Matt Reynolds

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    SS Chris Owings
    RHP Archie Bradley

Atlanta Braves

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    Alex Brandon/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 RF Jason Heyward* 
    2 LF Justin Upton
    3 1B Freddie Freeman*
    4 C Evan Gattis
    5 3B Chris Johnson 
    6 SS Andrelton Simmons
    7 2B Dan Uggla
    8 CF B.J. Upton

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Gerald Laird
    C/1B/OF Ryan Doumit**
    IF Ramiro Peña**
    OF Jose Constanza*
    OF Jordan Schafer*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Julio Teheran
    2 LHP Alex Wood
    3 RHP Freddy Garcia
    4 LHP Mike Minor
    5 RHP David Hale

    *RHP Ervin Santana, signed on Mar. 12 and will likely begin the season in extended spring training. He will likely join the team in mid-April.

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Craig Kimbrel
    SU RHP David Carpenter
    SU LHP Luis Avilan
    MID RHP Jordan Walden
    MID RHP Anthony Varvaro
    MID RHP Luis Vasquez
    LR RHP Cory Gearrin

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Brandon Beachy 
    RHP Gavin Floyd 
    RHP Kris Medlen (pictured)
    LHP Jonny Venters

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    2B Tommy La Stella
    RHP Juan Jaime
    RHP Gus Schlosser

Baltimore Orioles

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    Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 RF Nick Markakis* 
    2 3B Ryan Flaherty*
    3 1B Chris Davis*
    4 CF Adam Jones
    5 DH Nelson Cruz 
    6 C Matt Wieters**
    7 SS J.J. Hardy
    8 LF David Lough*
    9 2B Jemile Weeks**

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Steve Clevenger*
    1B/OF Steve Pearce
    IF Alex Gonzalez
    OF Nolan Reimold

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (pictured)
    2 RHP Chris Tillman
    3 LHP Wei-Yin Chen
    4 RHP Bud Norris
    5 RHP Miguel Gonzalez

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Tommy Hunter
    SU RHP Darren O'Day
    SU RHP Ryan Webb
    MID LHP Brian Matusz
    MID RHP Brad Brach
    MID LHP Zach Britton
    LR RHP Josh Stinson

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    3B Manny Machado
    RHP Edgmer Escalona

     

    Notable Omissions

    2B Jonathan Schoop
    3B/1B Michael Almanzar (Rule 5)
    RHP Kevin Gausman
    LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

Boston Red Sox

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    Steven Senne/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 RF Shane Victorino 
    2 LF Daniel Nava**
    3 2B Dustin Pedroia (pictured)
    4 DH David Ortiz*
    5 1B Mike Napoli
    6 C A.J. Pierzynski*
    7 SS Xander Bogaerts
    8 CF Grady Sizemore*
    9 3B Will Middlebrooks

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C David Ross
    1B/OF Mike Carp*
    IF Jonathan Herrera**
    OF Jonny Gomes

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Jon Lester
    2 RHP John Lackey
    3 RHP Clay Buchholz
    4 LHP Felix Doubront
    5 RHP Jake Peavy 

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Koji Uehara
    SU RHP Edward Mujica
    SU RHP Junichi Tazawa
    MID LHP Andrew Miller
    MID LHP Craig Breslow
    MID RHP Burke Badenhop
    LR LHP Chris Capuano

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    OF Bryce Brentz
    OF Jackie Bradley Jr.*
    RHP Francisco Cordero
    LHP Drake Britton

Chicago Cubs

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    Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 SS Starlin Castro (pictured)
    2 3B Luis Valbuena*
    3 1B Anthony Rizzo*
    4 RF Nate Schierholtz*
    5 LF Junior Lake
    6 CF Ryan Sweeney*
    7 C Welington Castillo
    8 2B Darwin Barney

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C George Kottaras*
    3B/1B Mike Olt
    IF Donnie Murphy
    IF/OF Emilio Bonifacio**
    OF Justin Ruggiano

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Jeff Samardzija
    2 RHP Edwin Jackson
    3 LHP Travis Wood
    4 RHP Jason Hammel
    5 RHP James McDonald

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Jose Veras
    SU RHP Pedro Strop
    SU LHP James Russell
    MID RHP Carlos Villanueva
    MID LHP Wesley Wright
    MID RHP Blake Parker
    LR RHP Hector Rondon

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Jake Arrieta
    RHP Kyuji Fujikawa

     

    Notable Omissions

    SS Javier Baez
    IF/OF Ryan Roberts
    OF Ryan Kalish*
    RHP Arodys Vizcaino
    LHP Eric Jokisch

Chicago White Sox

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    Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Adam Eaton* (pictured)
    2 LF Alejandro De Aza*
    3 1B Jose Dariel Abreu
    4 DH Adam Dunn*
    5 RF Avisail Garcia
    6 SS Alexei Ramirez
    7 3B Conor Gillaspie*
    8 2B Gordon Beckham
    9 C Tyler Flowers

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Adrian Nieto**
    1B Paul Konerko
    IF Jeff Keppinger
    OF Dayan Viciedo

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Chris Sale
    2 LHP Jose Quintana
    3 LHP John Danks
    4 RHP Erik Johnson
    5 RHP Felipe Paulino

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Nate Jones
    SU RHP Matt Lindstrom
    SU RHP Ronald Belisario
    MID LHP Scott Downs
    MID RHP Mitchell Boggs
    MID LHP Donnie Veal
    LR RHP Maikel Cleto

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    3B Matt Davidson
    IF Carlos Sanchez**
    IF Marcus Semien
    IF/OF Leury Garcia**
    RHP Andre Rienzo
    RHP Daniel Webb

Cincinnati Reds

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    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Billy Hamilton**
    2 2B Brandon Phillips
    3 1B Joey Votto*
    4 RF Jay Bruce* (pictured)
    5 LF Ryan Ludwick
    6 3B Todd Frazier
    7 C Devin Mesoraco
    8 SS Zack Cozart

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Brayan Peña**
    2B/OF Skip Schumaker*
    3B/1B Jack Hannahan*
    IF Ramon Santiago**
    OF Chris Heisey

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Homer Bailey
    2 RHP Johnny Cueto
    3 RHP Mike Leake
    4 LHP Tony Cingrani
    5 RHP Mat Latos (knee injury could push him back to No. 5 spot)

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL LHP Aroldis Chapman
    SU RHP J.J. Hoover
    SU RHP Sam LeCure
    MID LHP Manny Parra
    MID RHP Alfredo Simon
    MID RHP Pedro Beato
    LR RHP Trevor Bell

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Jonathan Broxton
    LHP Sean Marshall

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B Neftali Soto
    OF Roger Bernadina*

Cleveland Indians

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    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Michael Bourn*
    2 1B Nick Swisher**
    3 2B Jason Kipnis* (pictured)
    4 DH Carlos Santana**
    5 LF Michael Brantley*
    6 3B Todd Frazier
    7 SS Asdrubal Cabrera**
    8 C Yan Gomes
    9 3B Lonnie Chisenhall*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    1B Jason Giambi*
    IF Mike Aviles
    OF Jeff Francoeur
    OF Ryan Raburn

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Justin Masterson
    2 RHP Corey Kluber
    3 RHP Zach McAllister
    4 RHP Danny Salazar
    5 RHP Carlos Carrasco

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP John Axford
    SU RHP Cody Allen
    SU RHP Vinnie Pestano
    MID LHP Marc Rzepczynski
    MID RHP Bryan Shaw
    MID LHP Josh Outman
    LR RHP Josh Tomlin

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    IF Elliot Johnson**
    OF Nyjer Morgan*
    RHP Scott Atchison
    RHP Trevor Bauer
    RHP Aaron Harang
    RHP Shaun Marcum

Colorado Rockies

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    Rob Tringali/Getty Images

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Corey Dickerson*
    2 RF Michael Cuddyer
    3 LF Carlos Gonzalez* 
    4 SS Troy Tulowitzki (pictured)
    5 1B Justin Morneau*
    6 C Wilin Rosario
    7 3B Nolan Arenado
    8 2B DJ LeMahiue

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C/1B Jordan Pacheco
    3B/1B Ryan Wheeler*
    IF Josh Rutledge
    OF Brandon Barnes
    OF Drew Stubbs

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Jorge De La Rosa 
    2 RHP Tyler Chatwood
    3 LHP Brett Anderson
    4 RHP Juan Nicasio
    5 RHP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder injury could push him back to No. 5 spot)

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP LaTroy Hawkins
    SU LHP Rex Brothers
    SU RHP Matt Belisle
    MID RHP Wilton Lopez
    MID LHP Boone Logan
    MID RHP Adam Ottavino
    LR LHP Franklin Morales

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    IF Paul Janish
    OF Charlie Blackmon*
    OF/1B Kyle Parker
    OF Nyjer Morgan*
    RHP Scott Atchison
    RHP Chad Bettis
    RHP Eddie Butler
    RHP Jonathan Gray
    RHP Tommy Kahnle (Rule 5)
    RHP Jordan Lyles

Detroit Tigers

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    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 2B Ian Kinsler
    2 RF Torii Hunter
    3 1B Miguel Cabrera
    4 DH Victor Martinez**
    5 CF Austin Jackson
    6 C Alex Avila*
    7 3B Nick Castellanos
    8 LF Don Kelly*
    9 SS Jose Iglesias

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Bryan Holaday
    IF/OF Steve Lombardozzi**
    OF Ezequiel Carrera*
    OF Rajai Davis

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Justin Verlander (pictured)
    2 RHP Max Scherzer
    3 RHP Anibal Sanchez
    4 RHP Rick Porcello
    5 LHP Drew Smyly

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Joe Nathan
    SU RHP Bruce Rondon
    SU RHP Joba Chamberlain
    MID LHP Ian Krol
    MID RHP Al Alburquerque
    MID LHP Phil Coke
    LR RHP Evan Reed

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    OF Andy Dirks*

     

    Notable Omissions

    IF Eugenio Suarez
    OF Steven Moya*
    RHP Melvin Mercedes
    RHP Luke Putkonen
    LHP Blaine Hardy

Houston Astros

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    Alex Brandon/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Dexter Fowler** (pictured)
    2 2B Jose Altuve
    3 C Jason Castro*
    4 1B Chris Carter
    5 DH Marc Krauss*
    6 LF Robbie Grossman**
    7 3B Matt Dominguez
    8 RF L.J. Hoes
    9 SS Marwin Gonzalez**

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Carlos Corporan**
    1B/OF Jesus Guzman
    IF Cesar Izturis**
    OF J.D. Martinez

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Scott Feldman
    2 RHP Jarred Cosart
    3 LHP Brett Oberholtzer
    4 RHP Jerome Williams
    5 LHP Dallas Keuchel

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Chad Qualls
    SU RHP Matt Albers
    SU RHP Josh Fields
    MID LHP Kevin Chapman
    MID RHP Josh Zeid
    MID RHP Anthony Bass
    LR RHP Lucas Harrell

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Jesse Crain

     

    Notable Omissions

    SS Jonathan Villar**
    OF George Springer
    RHP Mike Foltynewicz
    RHP Peter Moylan
    RHP Brad Peacock

Kansas City Royals

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    Gregory Bull/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 RF Norichika Aoki*
    2 2B Omar Infante
    3 1B Eric Hosmer*
    4 DH Billy Butler
    5 LF Alex Gordon*
    6 C Salvador Perez
    7 3B Mike Moustakas*
    8 CF Lorenzo Cain
    9 SS Alcides Escobar

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Brett Hayes
    IF Pedro Ciriaco
    IF/OF Danny Valencia
    OF Justin Maxwell

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP James Shields (pictured)
    2 LHP Jason Vargas
    3 LHP Bruce Chen
    4 RHP Jeremy Guthrie
    5 LHP Danny Duffy

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Greg Holland
    SU RHP Kelvin Herrera
    SU RHP Aaron Crow
    MID LHP Tim Collins
    MID RHP Louis Coleman
    MID LHP Donnie Joseph
    LR RHP Wade Davis

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Luke Hochevar

     

    Notable Omissions

    2B Johnny Giavotella
    OF Jarrod Dyson*
    RHP Jon Rauch
    RHP Yordano Ventura

Los Angeles Angels

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    Morry Gash/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 RF Kole Calhoun*
    2 CF Mike Trout
    3 1B Albert Pujols (pictured)
    4 LF Josh Hamilton*
    5 3B David Freese
    6 DH Raul Ibañez*
    7 2B Howie Kendrick
    8 SS Erick Aybar**
    9 C Chris Iannetta

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Hank Conger**
    1B Carlos Peña*
    IF John McDonald
    OF Collin Cowgill

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Jered Weaver
    2 LHP C.J. Wilson
    3 RHP Garrett Richards
    4 LHP Hector Santiago
    5 LHP Tyler Skaggs

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Ernesto Frieri
    SU RHP Joe Smith
    SU RHP Kevin Jepsen
    MID RHP Michael Kohn
    MID RHP Fernando Salas
    MID LHP Brian Moran
    LR RHP Joe Blanton

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Dane De La Rosa
    LHP Sean Burnett

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B C.J. Cron
    IF Grant Green
    OF/IF Matt Long

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    Gregory Bull/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 RF Yasiel Puig
    2 LF Carl Crawford*
    3 SS Hanley Ramirez
    4 1B Adrian Gonzalez*
    5 CF Andre Ethier*
    6 3B Juan Uribe
    7 C A.J. Ellis
    8 2B Dee Gordon*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Tim Federowicz
    1B/OF Scott Van Slyke
    IF Justin Turner
    OF/1B Mike Baxter*
    OF Matt Kemp (won't be ready for Opening Day in Australia on Mar. 22; could return to lineup on Mar. 30)

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Clayton Kershaw (pictured)
    2 LHP Hyun-jin Ryu
    3 RHP Dan Haren
    4 RHP Josh Beckett
    5 RHP Zack Greinke (calf injury could push him back to No. 5 spot)

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Kenley Jansen
    SU RHP Brian Wilson
    SU RHP Chris Perez
    MID LHP Paco Rodriguez
    MID RHP Jamey Wright
    MID LHP J.P. Howell
    LR LHP Paul Maholm

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Chad Billingsley
    LHP Scott Elbert

     

    Notable Omissions

    2B Alexander Guerrero
    IF/OF Chone Figgins**
    OF Joc Pederson*
    RHP Brandon League
    RHP Seth Rosin

Miami Marlins

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    Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 2B Rafael Furcal**
    2 LF Christian Yelich*
    3 RF Giancarlo Stanton
    4 1B Garrett Jones*
    5 C Jarrod Saltalamacchia**
    6 CF Marcell Ozuna
    7 3B Casey McGehee
    8 SS Adeiny Hechavarria

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Jeff Mathis
    1B/3B Greg Dobbs*
    IF Donovan Solano
    IF/OF Jeff Baker
    OF Brian Bogusevic*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Jose Fernandez (pictured)
    2 RHP Nathan Eovaldi
    3 RHP Henderson Alvarez
    4 RHP Jacob Turner
    5 RHP Tom Koehler

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Steve Cishek
    SU LHP Mike Dunn
    SU RHP A.J. Ramos
    MID RHP Carlos Marmol
    MID RHP Arquimedes Caminero
    MID LHP Dan Jennings
    LR LHP Brad Hand

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    C Derek Dietrich*
    OF Reed Johnson
    RHP Carter Capps
    RHP Kevin Slowey
    LHP Andrew Heaney

Milwaukee Brewers

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    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 SS Jean Segura
    2 2B Scooter Gennett*
    3 LF Ryan Braun (pictured)
    4 3B Aramis Ramirez
    5 C Jonathan Lucroy
    6 CF Carlos Gomez
    7 1B Juan Francisco*
    8 LF Khris Davis

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Martin Maldonado
    1B/3B Mark Reynolds
    2B Rickie Weeks
    IF Jeff Bianchi
    OF Logan Schafer*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Yovani Gallardo
    2 RHP Kyle Lohse
    3 RHP Matt Garza
    4 RHP Marco Estrada
    5 RHP Wily Peralta

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Jim Henderson
    SU RHP Francisco Rodriguez
    SU RHP Brandon Kintzler
    MID LHP Will Smith
    MID RHP Rob Wooten
    MID LHP Wei-Chung Wang (Rule 5)
    LR RHP Alfredo Figaro

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    LHP Tom Gorzelanny

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B Lyle Overbay*
    RHP Tyler Thornburg
    LHP Zach Duke

Minnesota Twins

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    Steven Senne/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Alex Presley*
    2 2B Brian Dozier
    3 1B Joe Mauer* (pictured)
    4 LF Josh Willingham
    5 RF Oswaldo Arcia*
    6 3B Trevor Plouffe
    7 DH Jason Kubel*
    8 C Kurt Suzuki
    9 SS Pedro Florimon Jr.**

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C/OF Chris Herrmann*
    1B/OF Chris Colabello
    IF Eduardo Escobar**
    OF Darin Mastroianni

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Ricky Nolasco
    2 RHP Phil Hughes
    3 RHP Kevin Correia
    4 RHP Mike Pelfrey
    5 RHP Vance Worley

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL LHP Glen Perkins
    SU RHP Jared Burton
    SU RHP Samuel Deduno
    MID LHP Brian Duensing
    MID RHP Casey Fien
    MID LHP Caleb Thielbar
    LR RHP Anthony Swarzak

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    C Josmil Pinto
    1B/OF Chris Parmelee*
    IF Danny Santana**
    OF Aaron Hicks**
    RHP Kyle Gibson
    LHP Scott Diamond
    LHP Sean Gilmartin

New York Mets

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    Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 LF Eric Young Jr.**
    2 2B Daniel Murphy*
    3 3B David Wright 
    4 RF Curtis Granderson* (pictured)
    5 1B Ike Davis*
    6 CF Chris Young
    7 C Travis d'Arnaud
    8 SS Ruben Tejada

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Anthony Recker
    1B/OF Lucas Duda*
    IF/OF Anthony Seratelli**
    IF Josh Satin
    OF Juan Lagares

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Jon Niese
    2 RHP Bartolo Colon
    3 RHP Dillon Gee
    4 RHP Zack Wheeler
    5 RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Bobby Parnell
    SU RHP Kyle Farnsworth
    SU LHP Scott Rice
    MID RHP Jose Valverde
    MID RHP Jeurys Familia
    MID RHP Vic Black
    LR RHP Carlos Torres

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Matt Harvey

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B/3B Zach Lutz
    IF Wilmer Flores
    OF Matt den Dekker*
    RHP Rafael Montero
    RHP Jenrry Mejia
    RHP Noah Syndergaard

New York Yankees

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    Kathy Willens/Associated Press

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Jacoby Ellsbury*
    2 SS Derek Jeter
    3 RF Carlos Beltran**
    4 C Brian McCann* (pictured)
    5 1B Mark Teixeira**
    6 DH Alfonso Soriano
    7 3B Stephen Drew* (currently a free agent)
    8 LF Brett Gardner*
    9 2B Brian Roberts**

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Francisco Cervelli
    IF Brendan Ryan
    IF/OF Kelly Johnson*
    OF Ichiro Suzuki*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP CC Sabathia
    2 RHP Hiroki Kuroda
    3 RHP Masahiro Tanaka
    4 RHP Ivan Nova
    5 RHP Michael Pineda

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP David Robertson
    SU RHP Shawn Kelley
    SU RHP Dellin Betances
    MID LHP Matt Thornton
    MID RHP Preston Claiborne
    MID LHP Cesar Cabral
    LR RHP David Phelps

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    C Austin Romine
    IF Eduardo Nuñez
    IF Scott Sizemore
    IF Yangervis Solarte


Oakland Athletics

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    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Coco Crisp**
    2 3B Josh Donaldson
    3 SS Jed Lowire**
    4 LF Yoenis Cespedes
    5 DH Brandon Moss*
    6 RF Josh Reddick*
    7 2B Alberto Callaspo**
    8 C John Jaso*
    9 1B Daric Barton*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Derek Norris
    IF Nick Punto**
    IF Eric Sogard*
    OF Sam Fuld*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Jarrod Parker
    2 LHP Scott Kazmir
    3 RHP Sonny Gray
    4 RHP Dan Straily
    5 RHP A.J. Griffin

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Jim Johnson (pictured)
    SU RHP Ryan Cook
    SU RHP Luke Gregerson
    MID LHP Sean Doolittle
    MID RHP Dan Otero
    MID LHP Fernando Abad
    LR RHP Jesse Chavez

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    OF Craig Gentry
    RHP Fernando Rodriguez
    LHP Eric O'Flaherty

     

    Notable Omissions

    C Stephen Vogt*
    1B Nate Freiman
    OF Michael Taylor
    RHP Arnold Leon
    RHP Evan Scribner
    LHP Joe Savery


Philadelphia Phillies

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    Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Ben Revere*
    2 SS Jimmy Rollins**
    3 2B Chase Utley* 
    4 RF Marlon Byrd 
    5 1B Ryan Howard*
    6 LF Domonic Brown*
    7 C Carlos Ruiz
    8 3B Cody Asche*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Wil Nieves
    1B/OF Darin Ruf
    IF Kevin Frandsen
    IF/OF Freddy Galvis**
    OF/1B John Mayberry Jr. 

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Cliff Lee
    2 RHP A.J. Burnett (pictured)
    3 RHP Kyle Kendrick
    4 RHP Roberto Hernandez
    5 RHP Jeff Manship

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Jonathan Papelbon
    SU LHP Antonio Bastardo
    SU RHP Brad Lincoln
    MID LHP Jake Diekman
    MID RHP Justin De Fratus
    MID RHP B.J. Rosenberg
    LR RHP Kevin Munson

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Mike Adams
    LHP Cole Hamels

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    3B Maikel Franco
    OF Bobby Abreu*
    RHP Phillippe Aumont
    RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
    RHP Jonathan Pettibone

Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 LF Starling Marte
    2 SS Jordy Mercer
    3 CF Andrew McCutchen 
    4 3B Pedro Alvarez* 
    5 2B Neil Walker**
    6 C Russell Martin
    7 1B Gaby Sanchez
    8 RF Jose Tabata

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Chris Stewart
    1B/OF Andrew Lambo*
    IF Clint Barmes
    IF/OF Josh Harrison
    OF Travis Snider*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Francisco Liriano
    2 RHP Gerrit Cole (pictured)
    3 LHP Wandy Rodriguez
    4 RHP Charlie Morton
    5 RHP Edinson Volquez

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Jason Grilli
    SU RHP Mark Melancon
    SU LHP Tony Watson
    MID LHP Justin Wilson
    MID RHP Stolmy Pimentel
    MID RHP Jeanmar Gomez
    LR RHP Vin Mazzaro

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B Chris McGuiness*
    OF Gregory Polanco*
    RHP Bryan Morris
    LHP Jeff Locke
    LHP Daniel Schlereth

San Diego Padres

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    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 SS Everth Cabrera**
    2 CF Will Venable*
    3 3B Chase Headley**
    4 LF Carlos Quentin
    5 1B Yonder Alonso*
    6 2B Jedd Gyorko
    7 RF Seth Smith*
    8 C Nick Hundley

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Rene Rivera
    1B/OF Kyle Blanks
    IF Ryan Jackson
    IF/OF Alexi Amarista*
    OF Chris Denorfia

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Andrew Cashner (pictured)
    2 RHP Ian Kennedy
    3 RHP Josh Johnson
    4 RHP Tyson Ross
    5 LHP Eric Stults

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Huston Street
    SU RHP Joaquin Benoit
    SU RHP Dale Thayer
    MID LHP Alex Torres
    MID RHP Nick Vincent
    MID LHP Patrick Schuster
    LR RHP Tim Stauffer

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    C Yasmani Grandal**
    CF Cameron Maybin
    RHP Casey Kelly
    LHP Cory Luebke

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B Tommy Medica
    1B/OF Xavier Nady
    LHP Robbie Erlin
    LHP Tony Sipp

San Francisco Giants

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    Brian Bahr/Getty Images

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Angel Pagan**
    2 LF Michael Morse
    3 1B Brandon Belt*
    4 C Buster Posey (pictured)
    5 RF Hunter Pence
    6 3B Pablo Sandoval**
    7 2B Tony Abreu**
    8 SS Brandon Crawford*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Hector Sanchez**
    IF Ehire Adrianza**
    IF Joaquin Arias
    OF Gregor Blanco*
    OF/IF Juan Perez

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP Madison Bumgarner
    2 RHP Matt Cain
    3 RHP Tim Lincecum
    4 RHP Tim Hudson
    5 RHP Ryan Vogelsong

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Sergio Romo
    SU RHP Santiago Casilla
    SU LHP Jeremy Affeldt
    MID LHP Javier Lopez
    MID RHP Jean Machi
    MID RHP Heath Hembree
    LR RHP Yusmeiro Petit

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    2B Marco Scutaro

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    IF Brandon Hicks
    IF Mark Minicozzi
    RHP George Kontos
    RHP Kameron Loe
    LHP David Huff

Seattle Mariners

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    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 LF Dustin Ackley*
    2 3B Kyle Seager*
    3 2B Robinson Cano* (pictured)
    4 RF Corey Hart
    5 1B Justin Smoak**
    6 DH Logan Morrison*
    7 CF Michael Saunders*
    8 C Mike Zunino
    9 SS Brad Miller*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C John Buck
    IF/OF Willie Bloomquist
    OF Abraham Almonte**
    OF Xavier Avery*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Felix Hernandez
    2 RHP Scott Baker
    3 RHP Erasmo Ramirez
    4 LHP James Paxton
    5 RHP Blake Beavan

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Fernando Rodney
    SU RHP Danny Farquhar
    SU RHP Tom Wilhelmsen
    MID LHP Charlie Furbush
    MID RHP Yoervis Medina
    MID LHP Joe Beimel
    LR RHP Hector Noesi

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Hisashi Iwakuma
    RHP Stephen Pryor
    RHP Taijuan Walker

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B Jesus Montero
    IF Nick Frankin**
    RHP Dominic Leone
    LHP Lucas Luetge
    LHP Randy Wolf


St. Louis Cardinals

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    Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 3B Matt Carpenter* (pictured)
    2 CF Peter Bourjos
    3 LF Matt Holliday
    4 RF Allen Craig
    5 1B Matt Adams*
    6 C Yadier Molina
    7 SS Jhonny Peralta
    8 2B Kolten Wong*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Tony Cruz
    IF Daniel Descalso*
    IF Mark Ellis
    OF Jon Jay*
    OF Shane Robinson

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Adam Wainwright
    2 RHP Shelby Miller
    3 RHP Michael Wacha
    4 RHP Lance Lynn
    5 RHP Joe Kelly

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Trevor Rosenthal
    SU RHP Carlos Martinez
    SU LHP Kevin Siegrist
    MID RHP Seth Maness
    MID LHP Randy Choate
    MID RHP Pat Neshek
    LR RHP Keith Butler

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Jason Motte
    LHP Jaime Garcia

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    IF Pete Kozma
    OF Oscar Taveras*


Tampa Bay Rays

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    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 LF David DeJesus*
    2 2B Ben Zobrist**
    3 3B Evan Longoria
    4 RF Wil Myers (pictured)
    5 DH Matt Joyce*
    6 1B James Loney*
    7 CF Desmond Jennings
    8 SS Yunel Escobar
    9 C Ryan Hanigan

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Jose Molina
    IF/OF Logan Forsythe
    IF/OF Sean Rodriguez
    OF Brandon Guyer

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 LHP David Price
    2 RHP Alex Cobb
    3 LHP Matt Moore
    4 RHP Chris Archer
    5 RHP Jake Odorizzi

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Grant Balfour
    SU RHP Joel Peralta
    SU LHP Jake McGee
    MID RHP Heath Bell
    MID RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo
    MID RHP Josh Lueke
    LR LHP Cesar Ramos

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Jeremy Hellickson

     

    Notable Omissions

    1B/OF Jerry Sands
    SS Hak-Ju Lee*
    RHP Brandon Gomes
    RHP Nate Karns
    LHP Erik Bedard


Texas Rangers

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    Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 LF Shin-Soo Choo*
    2 SS Elvis Andrus
    3 1B Prince Fielder* (pictured)
    4 3B Adrian Beltre
    5 RF Alex Rios
    6 DH Mitch Moreland*
    7 C Geovany Soto
    8 2B Jurickson Profar**
    9 CF Leonys Martin*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C J.P. Arencibia
    IF Adam Rosales
    IF/OF Brent Lillibridge
    OF Engel Beltre*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Yu Darvish
    2 RHP Alexi Ogando
    3 LHP Martin Perez
    4 RHP Tommy Hanson
    5 LHP Joe Saunders

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Joakim Soria
    SU RHP Tanner Scheppers
    SU RHP Neftali Feliz
    MID LHP Neal Cotts
    MID RHP Jason Frasor
    MID LHP Robbie Ross
    LR LHP Michael Kirkman

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    LHP Matt Harrison
    LHP Derek Holland

     

    Notable Omissions

    C Robinson Chirinos
    OF James Adduci*
    OF Michael Choice
    RHP Wilmer Font
    RHP Colby Lewis
    RHP Nicholas Tepesch


Toronto Blue Jays

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    Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 SS Jose Reyes**
    2 RF Jose Bautista (pictured)
    3 1B Edwin Encarnacion
    4 DH Adam Lind*
    5 CF Colby Rasmus*
    6 LF Melky Cabrera**
    7 3B Brett Lawrie
    8 C Dioner Navarro**
    9 2B Chris Getz*

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Erik Kratz
    1B Dan Johnson*
    IF Maicer Izturis**
    OF Moises Sierra

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP R.A. Dickey
    2 LHP Mark Buehrle
    3 RHP Brandon Morrow
    4 LHP J.A. Happ
    5 RHP Drew Hutchison

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Casey Janssen
    SU RHP Sergio Santos
    SU RHP Steve Delabar
    MID LHP Aaron Loup
    MID RHP Jeremy Jeffress
    MID LHP Brett Cecil
    LR RHP Dustin McGowan

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    None

     

    Notable Omissions

    2B Ryan Goins*
    OF Anthony Gose*
    RHP Esmil Rogers
    RHP Josh Stilson
    RHP Marcus Stroman
    LHP Ricky Romero


Washington Nationals

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    Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

    Projected "Go-to" Starting Lineup

    1 CF Denard Span*
    2 3B Ryan Zimmerman
    3 LF Bryce Harper*
    4 RF Jayson Werth
    5 1B Adam LaRoche*
    6 SS Ian Desmond
    7 C Wilson Ramos
    8 2B Anthony Rendon

     

     

    Projected Bench

    C Jose Lobaton**
    1B/OF Tyler Moore
    IF Danny Espinosa**
    OF Scott Hairston
    OF Nate McLouth*

    *left-handed hitter
    **switch-hitter

     

     

    Projected Starting Rotation

    1 RHP Stephen Strasburg (pictured)
    2 LHP Gio Gonzalez
    3 RHP Jordan Zimmermann
    4 LHP Ross Detwiler
    5 RHP Taylor Jordan

     

     

    Projected Bullpen

    CL RHP Rafael Soriano
    SU RHP Tyler Clippard
    SU RHP Drew Storen
    MID LHP Mike Gonzalez
    MID RHP Craig Stammen
    MID LHP Jerry Blevins
    LR RHP Tanner Roark

     

     

    Projected Disabled List

    RHP Doug Fister
    RHP Ross Ohlendorf

     

     

    Notable Omissions

    IF Zach Walters**
    OF Stephen Souza
    RHP Christian Garcia
    RHP Ryan Mattheus
    RHP Chris Young
    LHP Xavier Cedeño

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