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Projected 2018 lineups, rotations for every team

February 21, 2018

The 2018 regular season has arrived. Although these predictions are fluid, here's our best guess at how all 30 lineups, rotations and closer spots will shake out for Opening Day.ANGELS Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Michael Trout, CF
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Jose Pujols, DH
  5. Kole Calhoun,

The 2018 regular season has arrived. Although these predictions are fluid, here's our best guess at how all 30 lineups, rotations and closer spots will shake out for Opening Day.
ANGELS
Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Michael Trout, CF
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Jose Pujols, DH
  5. Kole Calhoun, RF
  6. Zack Cozart, 3B
  7. Luis Valbuena, 1B
  8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  9. Martin Maldonado, C
    Rotation and closer:
  10. Garrett Richards, RHP
  11. Tyler Skaggs, LHP
  12. Matthew Shoemaker, RHP
  13. Shohei Othani, RHP
  14. JC Ramirez, RHP
    Closer: Richard Parker
    Angels depth chart >
    ASTROS
    Lineup:
  15. George Springer, CF
  16. Alex Bregman, 3B
  17. Jose Altuve, 2B
  18. Carlos Correa, SS
  19. Josh Reddick, RF
  20. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
  21. J.D. Davis, 1B
  22. Evan Gattis, DH
  23. Brian McCann, C
    Rotation and closer:
  24. Justin Verlander, RHP
  25. Dallas Keuchel, LHP
  26. Gerrit Cole, RHP
  27. Lance McCullers, RHP
  28. Charlie Morton, RHP
    Closer: Ken Giles, RHP
    Astros depth chart >
    ATHLETICS
    Lineup:
  29. Matt Joyce, LF
  30. Marcus Semien, SS
  31. Jed Lowrie, 2B
  32. Khris Davis, DH
  33. Matt Olson, 1B
  34. Stephen Piscotty, RF
  35. Matt Chapman, 3B
  36. Jonathan Lucroy, C
  37. Boog Powell, CF
    Rotation and closer:
  38. Kendall Graveman, RHP
  39. Sean Manaea, LHP
  40. Daniel Mengden, RHP
  41. Andrew Triggs, RHP
  42. Daniel Gossett, RHP
    Closer: Blake Treinen, RHP
    Note: Projected No. 4 starter Jharel Cotton will miss the season after Tommy John surgery.
    A's depth chart >
    BLUE JAYS
    Lineup:
  43. Curtis Granderson, LF
  44. Devon Travis, 2B
  45. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  46. Justin Smoak, 1B
  47. Russell Martin, C
  48. Kendrys Morales, DH
  49. Randal Grichuk, RF
  50. Aledmys Diaz, SS
  51. Kevin Pillar, CF
    Rotation and closer:
  52. J.A. Happ, LHP
  53. Aaron Sanchez, RHP
  54. Marco Estrada, RHP
  55. Marcus Stroman, RHP
  56. Jaime Garcia, LHP
    Closer: Roberto Osuna, RHP
    Blue Jays depth chart >
    BRAVES
    Lineup:
  57. Ender Inciarte, CF
  58. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  59. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  60. Tyler Flowers, C
  61. Nick Markakis, RF
  62. Preston Tucker, LF
  63. Ryan Flaherty, 3B
  64. Dansby Swanson, SS
    Rotation and closer:
  65. Julio Teheran, RHP
  66. Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
  67. Brandon McCarthy, RHP
  68. Sean Newcomb, LHP
  69. Anibal Sanchez, RHP
    Closer: Arodys Vizcaino
    Note: Projected starting 3B Johan Camargo (back discomfort) likely will miss first week of season.
    Braves depth chart >
    BREWERS
    Lineup:
  70. Christian Yelich, LF 
  71. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  72. Travis Shaw, 3B
  73. Eric Thames / Ryan Braun, 1B
  74. Domingo Santana, RF
  75. Manny Pina, C
  76. Orlando Arcia, SS
  77. Jonathan Villar, 2B
    Rotation and closer:
  78. Chase Anderson, RHP
  79. Zach Davies, RHP
  80. Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
  81. Brent Suter, LHP
  82. Brandon Woodruff, RHP
    Closer: Corey Knebel, RHP
    Brewers depth chart >
    CARDINALS
    Lineup:
  83. William Fowler, RF
  84. Tommy Pham, CF
  85. Matt Carpenter, 1B
  86. Marcell Ozuna, LF
  87. Jedd Gyorko, 3B
  88. Yadier Molina, C
  89. Paul DeJong, SS
  90. Kolten Wong, 2B 
    Rotation and closer:
  91. Carlos Martinez, RHP
  92. Michael Wacha, RHP
  93. Luke Weaver, RHP
  94. Miles Mikolas, RHP
  95. Jack Flaherty, RHP
    Closer: Luke Gregerson, RHP
    Note: Projected No. 2 starter Adam Wainwright (strained left hamstring) to open season on disabled list.
    Cardinals depth chart >
    CUBS
    Lineup:
  96. Ian Happ, CF
  97. Kristopher Bryant, 3B
  98. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  99. Willson Contreras, C
  100. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  101. Addison Russell, SS
  102. Jason Heyward, RF
  103. Javier Baez, 2B
    Rotation and closer:
  104. Jonathan Lester, LHP
  105. Kyle Hendricks, RHP
  106. Yu Darvish, RHP
  107. Jose Quintana, LHP
  108. Tyler Chatwood, RHP
    Closer: Brandon Morrow, RHP
    Cubs depth chart >
    D-BACKS
    Lineup:
  109. David Peralta, LF
  110. A.J. Pollock, CF
  111. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  112. Jake Lamb, 3B
  113. Ketel Marte, 2B
  114. Alex Avila, C
  115. Jarrod Dyson, RF
  116. Nick Ahmed, SS
    Rotation and closer:
  117. Patrick Corbin, LHP
  118. Robbie Ray, LHP
  119. Zack Greinke, RHP
  120. Taijuan Walker, RHP
  121. Zack Godley, RHP
    Closer: Brad Boxberger, RHP
    Note: Greinke (right groin tightness) ruled out for Opening Day start. Projected RF Steven Souza Jr. (strained right pectoral muscle) to begin season on disabled list.
    D-backs depth chart >
    DODGERS
    Lineup:
  122. Chris Taylor, CF
  123. Corey Seager, SS
  124. Cody Bellinger, 1B
  125. Matt Kemp, LF
  126. Yasiel Puig, RF
  127. Enrique Hernandez, 2B
  128. John Forsythe, 3B
  129. Austin Barnes, C
    Rotation and closer:
  130. Clayton Kershaw, LHP
  131. Alex Wood, LHP
  132. Kenta Maeda, RHP
  133. Rich Hill, LHP
  134. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
    Closer: Kenley Jansen
    Note: All-Star 3B Justin Turner suffered a small non-displaced fracture in his left wrist on March 19.
    Dodgers depth chart >
    GIANTS
    Lineup:
  135. Andrew McCutchen, RF
  136. Joe Panik, 2B
  137. Buster Posey, C
  138. Evan Longoria, 3B
  139. Brandon Belt, 1B
  140. Hunter Pence, LF
  141. Brandon Crawford, SS
  142. Austin Jackson, CF
    Rotation and closer:
  143. Ty Blach, LHP
  144. Johnny Cueto, RHP
  145. Chris Stratton, RHP
  146. Derek Holland, LHP
  147. Tyler Beede, RHP
    Closer: Mark Melancon, RHP
    Giants depth chart >
    INDIANS
    Lineup:
  148. Francisco Lindor, SS
  149. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  150. Jose Ramirez, 3B
  151. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  152. Yonder Alonso, 1B
  153. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
  154. Tyler Naquin, LF
  155. Roberto Perez, C
  156. Bradley Zimmer, CF
    Rotation and closer:
  157. Corey Kluber, RHP
  158. Carlos Carrasco, RHP
  159. Trevor Bauer, RHP
  160. Mike Clevinger, RHP
  161. Josh Tomlin, RHP
    Closer: Cody Allen, RHP
    Note: LF Michael Brantley (recovering from right ankle surgery) will start the season on the disabled list.
    Indians depth chart >
    MARINERS
    Lineup:
  162. Dee Gordon, CF
  163. Jean Segura, SS
  164. Robinson Cano, 2B
  165. Nelson Cruz, DH
  166. Kyle Seager, 3B
  167. Mitch Haniger, RF
  168. Ryon Healy, 1B
  169. Mike Zunino, C
  170. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
    Rotation and closer:
  171. Felix Hernandez, RHP
  172. James Paxton, LHP
  173. Mike Leake, RHP
  174. Marco Gonzales, LHP
  175. Ariel Miranda, LHP
    Closer: Edwin Diaz, RHP
    Note: Miranda was optioned to Triple-A but is likely to join rotation when a fifth starter is needed for the first time on April 11.
    Mariners depth chart >
    MARLINS
    Lineup:
  176. Lewis Brinson, CF
  177. Derek Dietrich, LF
  178. Starlin Castro, 2B
  179. Justin Bour, 1B
  180. Brian Anderson, 3B
  181. Tomas Telis, C
  182. Cameron Maybin, RF
  183. Miguel Rojas, SS
    Rotation and closer:
  184. Jose Urena, RHP
  185. Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
  186. Caleb Smith, LHP
  187. Jacob Turner, RHP
    Closer: Brad Ziegler, RHP
    Note: Dan Straily will start the season on the DL recovering from right forearm inflammation.
    Marlins depth chart >
    METS
    Lineup:
  188. Brandon Nimmo, CF
  189. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  190. Jay Bruce, RF
  191. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
  192. Todd Frazier, 3B
  193. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  194. Kevin Plawecki, C
  195. Pitcher
  196. Amed Rosario, SS
    Rotation and closer:
  197. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
  198. Jacob deGrom, RHP
  199. Steven Matz, LHP
  200. Matt Harvey, RHP
  201. Seth Lugo, RHP
    Closer: Jeurys Familia, RHP
    Note: LHP Jason Vargas had surgery on a non-displaced fracture of his right (glove) hand and will begin season on 10-day DL.
    Mets depth chart >
    NATIONALS
    Lineup:
  202. Adam Eaton, LF
  203. Trea Turner, SS
  204. Bryce Harper, RF
  205. Anthony Rendon, 3B
  206. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
  207. Howie Kendrick, 2B
  208. Michael A. Taylor, CF
  209. Matt Wieters, C
    Rotation and closer:
  210. Max Scherzer, RHP
  211. Stephen Strasburg, RHP
  212. Giovany Gonzalez, LHP
  213. Tanner Roark, RHP
  214. A.J. Cole, RHP
    Closer: Sean Doolittle, LHP
    Nationals depth chart >
    ORIOLES
    Lineup:
  215. Timothy Beckham, 3B
  216. Manny Machado, SS
  217. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
  218. Adam Jones, CF
  219. Trey Mancini, LF
  220. Chris Davis, 1B
  221. Mark Trumbo, DH
  222. Colby Rasmus, RF
  223. Chance Sisco, C
    Rotation and closer:
  224. Dylan Bundy, RHP
  225. Andrew Cashner, RHP
  226. Kevin Gausman, RHP
  227. Chris Tillman, RHP
  228. Mike Wright Jr. RHP
    Closer: Brad Brach, RHP
    Orioles depth chart >
    PADRES
    Lineup:
  229. Manuel Margot, CF
  230. William Myers, RF
  231. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  232. Jose Pirela, LF
  233. Chase Headley, 3B
  234. Carlos Asuaje, 2B
  235. Freddy Galvis, SS
  236. Austin Hedges, C
    Rotation and closer:
  237. Clayton Richard, LHP
  238. Dinelson Lamet, RHP
  239. Luis Perdomo, RHP
  240. Bryan Mitchell, RHP
  241. Tyson Ross, RHP
    Closer: Brad Hand, LHP
    Note: Projected No. 2 starter Lamet expected to miss at least first start due to injury.
    Padres depth chart >
    PHILLIES
    Lineup:
  242. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
  243. Carlos Santana, 1B
  244. Odubel Herrera, CF
  245. Rhys Hoskins, LF
  246. Aaron Altherr / Nick Williams, RF
  247. Maikel Franco, 3B
  248. Jorge Alfaro, C
  249. Pitcher
  250. J.P. Crawford, SS
    Rotation and closer:
  251. Aaron Nola, RHP
  252. Jacob Arrieta, RHP
  253. Nick Pivetta, RHP
  254. Vince Velasquez, RHP
  255. Ben Lively, RHP / Zach Eflin, RHP
    Closer: Hector Neris, RHP
    Phillies depth chart >
    PIRATES
    Lineup:
  256. Adam Frazier, DH
  257. Josh Harrison, 2B
  258. Gregory Polanco, RF
  259. Josh Bell, 1B
  260. Corey Dickerson, LF
  261. Starling Marte, CF
  262. Francisco Cervelli, C
  263. Colin Moran, 3B
  264. Jordy Mercer, SS
    Rotation and closer:
  265. Ivan Nova, RHP
  266. Jameson Taillon, RHP
  267. Trevor Williams, RHP
  268. Chad Kuhl, RHP
  269. Joe Musgrove, RHP
    Closer: Felipe Rivero, LHP
    Pirates depth chart >
    RANGERS
    Lineup:
  270. Delino DeShields, CF
  271. Joey Gallo, 1B
  272. Elvis Andrus, SS
  273. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  274. Nomar Mazara, RF
  275. Shin-Soo Choo, DH
  276. Robinson Chirinos, C
  277. Rougned Odor, 2B
  278. Ryan Rua, LF
    Rotation and closer:
  279. Cole Hamels, LHP
  280. Matt Moore, LHP
  281. Mike Minor, LHP
  282. Doug Fister, RHP
  283. Martin Perez, LHP
    Closer: Alex Claudio, LHP
    Rangers depth chart >
    RAYS
    Lineup:
  284. Matt Duffy, 3B
  285. Kevin Kiermaier, CF
  286. Carlos Gomez, RF
  287. C.J. Cron, 1B
  288. Wilson Ramos, C
  289. Brad Miller, DH
  290. Daniel Robertson, 2B
  291. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
  292. Denard Span, LF
    Rotation and closer:
  293. Chris Archer, RHP
  294. Blake Snell, LHP
  295. Jake Faria, RHP
  296. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
    Closer: Alex Colome, RHP
    Rays depth chart >
    REDS
    Lineup:
  297. Billy Hamilton, CF
  298. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
  299. Joey Votto, 1B
  300. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  301. Adam Duvall, LF
  302. Scott Schebler, RF
  303. Jose Peraza, SS
  304. Tucker Barnhart, C
    Rotation and closer:
  305. Homer Bailey, RHP
  306. Luis Castillo, RHP
  307. Tyler Mahle, RHP
  308. Sal Romano, LHP
    Closer: Raisel Iglesias, RHP
    Note: Amir Garrett would make the first start in the turn of the fifth starter on April 8 or 9 if Brandon Finnegan (left forearm) isn't ready.
    • Reds depth chart >
    RED SOX
    Lineup:
  309. Mookie Betts, RF
  310. Andrew Benintendi, LF
  311. Hanley Ramirez, 1B
  312. J.D. Martinez, DH
  313. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  314. Rafael Devers, 3B
  315. Eduardo Nunez, 2B
  316. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
  317. Christian Vazquez, C
    Rotation and closer:
  318. Chris Sale, LHP
  319. David Price, LHP
  320. Rick Porcello, RHP
  321. Christopher Johnson, LHP
  322. Hector Velazquez, RHP
    Closer: Craig Kimbrel, RHP
    Red Sox depth chart >
    ROCKIES
    Lineup:
  323. Charlie Blackmon, CF
  324. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  325. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
  326. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  327. Trevor Story, SS
  328. Gerardo Parra, LF
  329. Ian Desmond, 1B
  330. Chris Iannetta, C
    Rotation and closer:
  331. Jon Gray, RHP
  332. Tyler Anderson, LHP
  333. German Marquez, RHP
  334. Chad Bettis, RHP
  335. Kyle Freeland, LHP
    Closer: Wade Davis, RHP
    Rockies depth chart >
    ROYALS
    Lineup:
  336. Jonathan Jay, LF
  337. Whit Merrifield, 2B
  338. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  339. Lucas Duda, 1B
  340. Cheslor Cuthbert, DH
  341. Jorge Soler, RF
  342. Alex Gordon, CF
  343. Alcides Escobar, SS
  344. Andrew Butera, C
    Rotation and closer:
  345. Danny Duffy, LHP
  346. Ian Kennedy, RHP
  347. Jason Hammel, RHP
  348. Jakob Junis, RHP 
  349. Nathan Karns, RHP
    Closer: Kelvin Herrera, RHP
    Note: Catcher Salvador Perez out four to six weeks with left MCL tear.
    Royals depth chart >
    TIGERS
    Lineup:
  350. Leonys Martin, CF
  351. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
  352. Jose Cabrera, 1B
  353. Nicholas Castellanos, RF
  354. Victor Martinez, DH
  355. James McCann, C
  356. Michael Mahtook, LF
  357. Jose Iglesias, SS
  358. Dixon Machado 2B
    Rotation and closer:
  359. Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
  360. Michael Fulmer, RHP
  361. Francisco Liriano, LHP
  362. Matthew Boyd, LHP
  363. Daniel Norris, LHP
    Closer: Shane Greene, RHP
    Tigers depth chart >
    TWINS
    Lineup:
  364. James Dozier, 2B
  365. Joe Mauer, 1B
  366. Miguel Sano, 3B
  367. Eddie Rosario, LF
  368. Logan Morrison, DH
  369. Eduardo Escobar, SS
  370. Max Kepler, RF
  371. Byron Buxton, CF
  372. Jason Castro, C
    Rotation and closer:
  373. Jake Odorizzi, RHP
  374. Kyle Gibson, RHP
  375. Jose Berrios, RHP
  376. Lance Lynn, RHP
  377. Phil Hughes, RHP
    Closer: Fernando Rodney, RHP
    Twins depth chart >
    WHITE SOX
    Lineup:
  378. Yoan Moncada, 2B
  379. Avisail Garcia, RF
  380. Jose Abreu, 1B
  381. Welington Castillo, C
  382. Nicky Delmonico, LF
  383. Tim Anderson, SS
  384. Matt Davidson, DH
  385. Yolmer Sanchez, 3B
  386. Adam Engel, CF
    Rotation and closer:
  387. James Shields, RHP
  388. Lucas Giolito, RHP
  389. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
  390. Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
  391. Carson Fulmer, RHP
    Closer: Joakim Soria, RHP
    White Sox depth chart >
    YANKEES
    Lineup:
  392. Brett Gardner, LF
  393. Aaron Judge, RF
  394. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  395. Gary Sanchez, C
  396. Aaron Hicks, CF
  397. Didi Gregorius, SS
  398. Brandon Drury, 3B
  399. Neil Walker, 2B
  400. Christopher Austin, 1B
    Rotation and closer:
  401. Luis Severino, RHP
  402. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
  403. Carsten Sabathia, LHP
  404. Sonny Gray, RHP
  405. Jordan Montgomery, LHP
    Closer: Albertin Chapman, LHP
    Note: 1B Greg Bird (right foot surgery) will miss first six to eight weeks of season.
    Yankees depth chart >