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Projected 2018 lineups, rotations for every team

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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. Mike Trout, CF
3. Justin Upton, LF
4. Albert Pujols, DH
5. Kole Calhoun, RF
6. Zack Cozart, 3B
7. Luis Valbuena, 1B
8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
9. Martin Maldonado, C

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. Mike Trout, CF
3. Justin Upton, LF
4. Albert 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:
1. Garrett Richards, RHP
2. Tyler Skaggs, LHP
3. Matt Shoemaker, RHP
4. Shohei Othani, RHP
5. JC Ramirez, RHP
Closer: Blake Parker
Angels depth chart >

ASTROS
Lineup:
1. George Springer, CF
2. Alex Bregman, 3B
3. Jose Altuve, 2B
4. Carlos Correa, SS
5. Josh Reddick, RF
6. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
7. J.D. Davis, 1B
8. Evan Gattis, DH
9. Brian McCann, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Justin Verlander, RHP
2. Dallas Keuchel, LHP
3. Gerrit Cole, RHP
4. Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
5. Charlie Morton, RHP
Closer: Ken Giles, RHP
Astros depth chart >

ATHLETICS
Lineup:
1. Matt Joyce, LF
2. Marcus Semien, SS
3. Jed Lowrie, 2B
4. Khris Davis, DH
5. Matt Olson, 1B
6. Stephen Piscotty, RF
7. Matt Chapman, 3B
8. Jonathan Lucroy, C
9. Boog Powell, CF

Rotation and closer:
1. Kendall Graveman, RHP
2. Sean Manaea, LHP
3. Daniel Mengden, RHP
4. Andrew Triggs, RHP
5. 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:
1. Curtis Granderson, LF
2. Devon Travis, 2B
3. Josh Donaldson, 3B
4. Justin Smoak, 1B
5. Russell Martin, C
6. Kendrys Morales, DH
7. Randal Grichuk, RF
8. Aledmys Diaz, SS
9. Kevin Pillar, CF

Rotation and closer:
1. J.A. Happ, LHP
2. Aaron Sanchez, RHP
3. Marco Estrada, RHP
4. Marcus Stroman, RHP
5. Jaime Garcia, LHP
Closer: Roberto Osuna, RHP
Blue Jays depth chart >

BRAVES
Lineup:
1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Ozzie Albies, 2B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Tyler Flowers, C
5. Nick Markakis, RF
6. Preston Tucker, LF
7. Ryan Flaherty, 3B
8. Dansby Swanson, SS

Rotation and closer:
1. Julio Teheran, RHP
2. Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
3. Brandon McCarthy, RHP
4. Sean Newcomb, LHP
5. 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:
1. Christian Yelich, LF 
2. Lorenzo Cain, CF
3. Travis Shaw, 3B
4. Eric Thames / Ryan Braun, 1B
5. Domingo Santana, RF
6. Manny Pina, C
7. Orlando Arcia, SS
8. Jonathan Villar, 2B

Rotation and closer:
1. Chase Anderson, RHP
2. Zach Davies, RHP
3. Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
4. Brent Suter, LHP
5. Brandon Woodruff, RHP
Closer: Corey Knebel, RHP
Brewers depth chart >

CARDINALS
Lineup:
1. Dexter Fowler, RF
2. Tommy Pham, CF
3. Matt Carpenter, 1B
4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
5. Jedd Gyorko, 3B
6. Yadier Molina, C
7. Paul DeJong, SS
8. Kolten Wong, 2B 

Rotation and closer:
1. Carlos Martinez, RHP
2. Michael Wacha, RHP
3. Luke Weaver, RHP
4. Miles Mikolas, RHP
5. 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:
1. Ian Happ, CF
2. Kris Bryant, 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Willson Contreras, C
5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
6. Addison Russell, SS
7. Jason Heyward, RF
8. Javier Baez, 2B

Rotation and closer:
1. Jon Lester, LHP
2. Kyle Hendricks, RHP
3. Yu Darvish, RHP
4. Jose Quintana, LHP
5. Tyler Chatwood, RHP
Closer: Brandon Morrow, RHP
Cubs depth chart >

D-BACKS
Lineup:
1. David Peralta, LF
2. A.J. Pollock, CF
3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
4. Jake Lamb, 3B
5. Ketel Marte, 2B
6. Alex Avila, C
7. Jarrod Dyson, RF
8. Nick Ahmed, SS

Rotation and closer:
1. Patrick Corbin, LHP
2. Robbie Ray, LHP
3. Zack Greinke, RHP
4. Taijuan Walker, RHP
5. 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:
1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Corey Seager, SS
3. Cody Bellinger, 1B
4. Matt Kemp, LF
5. Yasiel Puig, RF
6. Enrique Hernandez, 2B
7. Logan Forsythe, 3B
8. Austin Barnes, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Clayton Kershaw, LHP
2. Alex Wood, LHP
3. Kenta Maeda, RHP
4. Rich Hill, LHP
5. 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:
1. Andrew McCutchen, RF
2. Joe Panik, 2B
3. Buster Posey, C
4. Evan Longoria, 3B
5. Brandon Belt, 1B
6. Hunter Pence, LF
7. Brandon Crawford, SS
8. Austin Jackson, CF

Rotation and closer:
1. Ty Blach, LHP
2. Johnny Cueto, RHP
3. Chris Stratton, RHP
4. Derek Holland, LHP
5. Tyler Beede, RHP
Closer: Mark Melancon, RHP
Giants depth chart >

INDIANS
Lineup:
1. Francisco Lindor, SS
2. Jason Kipnis, 2B
3. Jose Ramirez, 3B
4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
5. Yonder Alonso, 1B
6. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
7. Tyler Naquin, LF
8. Roberto Perez, C
9. Bradley Zimmer, CF

Rotation and closer:
1. Corey Kluber, RHP
2. Carlos Carrasco, RHP
3. Trevor Bauer, RHP
4. Mike Clevinger, RHP
5. 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:
1. Dee Gordon, CF
2. Jean Segura, SS
3. Robinson Cano, 2B
4. Nelson Cruz, DH
5. Kyle Seager, 3B
6. Mitch Haniger, RF
7. Ryon Healy, 1B
8. Mike Zunino, C
9. Ichiro Suzuki, LF

Rotation and closer:
1. Felix Hernandez, RHP
2. James Paxton, LHP
3. Mike Leake, RHP
4. Marco Gonzales, LHP
5. 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:
1. Lewis Brinson, CF
2. Derek Dietrich, LF
3. Starlin Castro, 2B
4. Justin Bour, 1B
5. Brian Anderson, 3B
6. Tomas Telis, C
7. Cameron Maybin, RF
8. Miguel Rojas, SS

Rotation and closer:
1. Jose Urena, RHP
2. Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
3. Caleb Smith, LHP
4. 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:
1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
2. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
3. Jay Bruce, RF
4. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
5. Todd Frazier, 3B
6. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
7. Kevin Plawecki, C
8. Pitcher
9. Amed Rosario, SS

Rotation and closer:
1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
2. Jacob deGrom, RHP
3. Steven Matz, LHP
4. Matt Harvey, RHP
5. 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:
1. Adam Eaton, LF
2. Trea Turner, SS
3. Bryce Harper, RF
4. Anthony Rendon, 3B
5. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
6. Howie Kendrick, 2B
7. Michael A. Taylor, CF
8. Matt Wieters, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Max Scherzer, RHP
2. Stephen Strasburg, RHP
3. Gio Gonzalez, LHP
4. Tanner Roark, RHP
5. A.J. Cole, RHP
Closer: Sean Doolittle, LHP
Nationals depth chart >

ORIOLES
Lineup:
1. Tim Beckham, 3B
2. Manny Machado, SS
3. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
4. Adam Jones, CF
5. Trey Mancini, LF
6. Chris Davis, 1B
7. Mark Trumbo, DH
8. Colby Rasmus, RF
9. Chance Sisco, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Dylan Bundy, RHP
2. Andrew Cashner, RHP
3. Kevin Gausman, RHP
4. Chris Tillman, RHP
5. Mike Wright Jr. RHP
Closer: Brad Brach, RHP
Orioles depth chart >

PADRES
Lineup:
1. Manuel Margot, CF
2. Wil Myers, RF
3. Eric Hosmer, 1B
4. Jose Pirela, LF
5. Chase Headley, 3B
6. Carlos Asuaje, 2B
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Austin Hedges, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Clayton Richard, LHP
2. Dinelson Lamet, RHP
3. Luis Perdomo, RHP
4. Bryan Mitchell, RHP
5. 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:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Carlos Santana, 1B
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Rhys Hoskins, LF
5. Aaron Altherr / Nick Williams, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Jorge Alfaro, C
8. Pitcher
9. J.P. Crawford, SS

Rotation and closer:
1. Aaron Nola, RHP
2. Jake Arrieta, RHP
3. Nick Pivetta, RHP
4. Vince Velasquez, RHP
5. Ben Lively, RHP / Zach Eflin, RHP
Closer: Hector Neris, RHP
Phillies depth chart >

PIRATES
Lineup:
1. Adam Frazier, DH
2. Josh Harrison, 2B
3. Gregory Polanco, RF
4. Josh Bell, 1B
5. Corey Dickerson, LF
6. Starling Marte, CF
7. Francisco Cervelli, C
8. Colin Moran, 3B
9. Jordy Mercer, SS

Rotation and closer:
1. Ivan Nova, RHP
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP
3. Trevor Williams, RHP
4. Chad Kuhl, RHP
5. Joe Musgrove, RHP
Closer: Felipe Rivero, LHP
Pirates depth chart >

RANGERS
Lineup:
1. Delino DeShields, CF
2. Joey Gallo, 1B
3. Elvis Andrus, SS
4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
5. Nomar Mazara, RF
6. Shin-Soo Choo, DH
7. Robinson Chirinos, C
8. Rougned Odor, 2B
9. Ryan Rua, LF

Rotation and closer:
1. Cole Hamels, LHP
2. Matt Moore, LHP
3. Mike Minor, LHP
4. Doug Fister, RHP
5. Martin Perez, LHP
Closer: Alex Claudio, LHP
Rangers depth chart >

RAYS
Lineup:
1. Matt Duffy, 3B
2. Kevin Kiermaier, CF
3. Carlos Gomez, RF
4. C.J. Cron, 1B
5. Wilson Ramos, C
6. Brad Miller, DH
7. Daniel Robertson, 2B
8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
9. Denard Span, LF

Rotation and closer:
1. Chris Archer, RHP
2. Blake Snell, LHP
3. Jake Faria, RHP
4. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
Closer: Alex Colome, RHP
Rays depth chart >

REDS
Lineup:
1. Billy Hamilton, CF
2. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
3. Joey Votto, 1B
4. Scooter Gennett, 2B
5. Adam Duvall, LF
6. Scott Schebler, RF
7. Jose Peraza, SS
8. Tucker Barnhart, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Homer Bailey, RHP
2. Luis Castillo, RHP
3. Tyler Mahle, RHP
4. 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:
1. Mookie Betts, RF
2. Andrew Benintendi, LF
3. Hanley Ramirez, 1B
4. J.D. Martinez, DH
5. Xander Bogaerts, SS
6. Rafael Devers, 3B
7. Eduardo Nunez, 2B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9. Christian Vazquez, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Chris Sale, LHP
2. David Price, LHP
3. Rick Porcello, RHP
4. Brian Johnson, LHP
5. Hector Velazquez, RHP
Closer: Craig Kimbrel, RHP
Red Sox depth chart >

ROCKIES
Lineup:
1. Charlie Blackmon, CF
2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
3. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
5. Trevor Story, SS
6. Gerardo Parra, LF
7. Ian Desmond, 1B
8. Chris Iannetta, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Jon Gray, RHP
2. Tyler Anderson, LHP
3. German Marquez, RHP
4. Chad Bettis, RHP
5. Kyle Freeland, LHP
Closer: Wade Davis, RHP
Rockies depth chart >

ROYALS
Lineup:
1. Jon Jay, LF
2. Whit Merrifield, 2B
3. Mike Moustakas, 3B
4. Lucas Duda, 1B
5. Cheslor Cuthbert, DH
6. Jorge Soler, RF
7. Alex Gordon, CF
8. Alcides Escobar, SS
9. Drew Butera, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Danny Duffy, LHP
2. Ian Kennedy, RHP
3. Jason Hammel, RHP
4. Jakob Junis, RHP 
5. 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:
1. Leonys Martin, CF
2. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos, RF
5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. James McCann, C
7. Mikie Mahtook, LF
8. Jose Iglesias, SS
9. Dixon Machado 2B

Rotation and closer:
1. Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
2. Michael Fulmer, RHP
3. Francisco Liriano, LHP
4. Matthew Boyd, LHP
5. Daniel Norris, LHP
Closer: Shane Greene, RHP
Tigers depth chart >

TWINS
Lineup:
1. Brian Dozier, 2B
2. Joe Mauer, 1B
3. Miguel Sano, 3B
4. Eddie Rosario, LF
5. Logan Morrison, DH
6. Eduardo Escobar, SS
7. Max Kepler, RF
8. Byron Buxton, CF
9. Jason Castro, C

Rotation and closer:
1. Jake Odorizzi, RHP
2. Kyle Gibson, RHP
3. Jose Berrios, RHP
4. Lance Lynn, RHP
5. Phil Hughes, RHP
Closer: Fernando Rodney, RHP
Twins depth chart >

WHITE SOX
Lineup:
1. Yoan Moncada, 2B
2. Avisail Garcia, RF
3. Jose Abreu, 1B
4. Welington Castillo, C
5. Nicky Delmonico, LF
6. Tim Anderson, SS
7. Matt Davidson, DH
8. Yolmer Sanchez, 3B
9. Adam Engel, CF

Rotation and closer:
1. James Shields, RHP
2. Lucas Giolito, RHP
3. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
4. Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
5. Carson Fulmer, RHP
Closer: Joakim Soria, RHP
White Sox depth chart >

YANKEES
Lineup:
1. Brett Gardner, LF
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
4. Gary Sanchez, C
5. Aaron Hicks, CF
6. Didi Gregorius, SS
7. Brandon Drury, 3B
8. Neil Walker, 2B
9. Tyler Austin, 1B

Rotation and closer:
1. Luis Severino, RHP
2. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
3. CC Sabathia, LHP
4. Sonny Gray, RHP
5. Jordan Montgomery, LHP
Closer: Aroldis Chapman, LHP

Note: 1B Greg Bird (right foot surgery) will miss first six to eight weeks of season.
Yankees depth chart >