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25-man rosters for postseason clubs

October 1, 2018

Below are the projected 25-man rosters for each postseason team's next round. Teams can adjust their roster for each round, and we will update these as they become official.NLDS: ATL-LADBRAVES ROSTER (OFFICIAL)Game 2 starting lineup

  1. Ronald Acuna Jr., LF
  2. Johan Camargo, 3B
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
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Below are the projected 25-man rosters for each postseason team's next round. Teams can adjust their roster for each round, and we will update these as they become official.
Game 2 starting lineup

  1. Ronald Acuna Jr., LF
  2. Johan Camargo, 3B
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Nick Markakis, RF
  5. Kurt Suzuki, C
  6. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  7. Ender Inciarte, CF
  8. Charlie Culberson, SS
    • Tyler Flowers, C
    Lucas Duda, 1B
    Lane Adams, OF
    Ryan Flaherty, INF
    Rene Rivera, C
    Starting pitchers
    • Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
    Anibal Sanchez, RHP
    Kevin Gausman, RHP
    Julio Teheran, RHP
    Arodys Vizcaino, RHP/CL
    A.J. Minter, LHP
    • Chad Sobotka, RHP
    • Jonny Venters, LHP
    Sean Newcomb, LHP
    Max Fried, LHP
    • Touki Toussaint, RHP
    Brad Brach, RHP
    Notes: Dansby Swanson (torn ligament in his left hand) isn't yet ready to return, but he's said he's hopeful he'll be able to play if the Braves make it past the NLDS. Fried and Toussaint provide two long relief options, but Fried may be used as a matchup/middle reliever. The Braves have elected to carry both Teheran and Newcomb on the roster. Teheran appears to be the likelier candidate to be the fourth starter, especially considering the Dodgers' late-season improvement against left-handed pitching. Newcomb could work out of the bullpen. Atlanta carrying a third catcher allows Flowers or Suzuki to be a right-handed pinch-hitting option.
    Game 2 starting lineup
  9. Joc Pederson, LF
  10. Justin Turner, 3B
  11. Player Page for Max Muncy, 1B
  12. Manny Machado, SS
  13. Yasiel Puig, RF
  14. Cody Bellinger, CF
  15. Enrique Hernandez, 2B
  16. Yasmani Grandal, C
    • Chris Taylor, UTIL
    David Freese, IF
    Austin Barnes, C/IF
    • Matt Kemp, OF
    James Dozier, IF
    Starting pitchers
    Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
    Clayton Kershaw, LHP
    Walker Buehler, RHP
    • Rich Hill, LHP
    Kenley Jansen, RHP/CL
    Kenta Maeda, RHP
    Scott Alexander, LHP
    • Alex Wood, LHP
    Pedro Baez, RHP
    • Caleb Ferguson, LHP
    Ryan Madson, RHP
    Dylan Floro, RHP
    Notes: The Dodgers will open the NLDS with a pair of left-handers against the Braves, as Ryu will start Game 1 on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, and Kershaw will start Game 2. With the luxury of a 40-man roster in September, the platoon lineup for the Dodgers against a left-handed starter has included Freese at first base, Taylor in left field, Kemp in right field and Dozier at second base. Among those on the bubble are Chase Utley, who will retire after the season.
    Game 2 starting lineup
  17. Charlie Blackmon, CF
  18. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  19. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  20. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
  21. Trevor Story, SS
  22. Gerardo Parra, LF
  23. Ian Desmond, 1B
  24. Chris Iannetta, C
    Matthew Holliday, LF
    • Garrett Hampson, INF
    Ryan McMahon, INF
    • Tony Wolters, C
    David Dahl, OF
    Starting Pitchers
    • Antonio Senzatela, RHP
    • Tyler Anderson, LHP
    • German Marquez, RHP
    • Kyle Freeland, LHP
    Wade Davis, RHP/CL
    Adam Ottavino, RHP
    Scott Oberg, RHP
    Seunghwan Oh, RHP
    • Chris Rusin, LHP
    Harrison Musgrave, LHP
    Chad Bettis, RHP
    • DJ Johnson, RHP
    Notes: Senzatela will likely start Game 1 against the Brewers at Miller Park on Thursday, being ready to go on regular rest. The right-hander has only faced the Brewers once in his career, going five scoreless innings in a 2-1 Rockies victory on April 6, 2017. Over his final three starts of the regular season, Senzatela posted a 1.62 ERA over 16 2/3 innings. As far as the roster goes, the Rockies will not carry three catchers in the NLDS, with Andrew Butera left off the roster. Instead, they'll take an extra reliever in the 29-year-old rookie Johnson, who's made just seven big league appearances, all since September. That also means Jon Gray was left off the roster.
    Game 2 starting lineup
  25. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  26. Christian Yelich, RF
  27. Ryan Braun, LF
  28. Jesus Aguilar, 1B
  29. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  30. Hernan Perez, SS
  31. Travis Shaw, 2B
  32. Erik Kratz, C
    Curtis Granderson, OF
    Jonathan Schoop, IF
    Orlando Arcia, IF
    Manny Pina, C
    Keon Broxton, OF
    Domingo Santana, OF
    Starting pitchers
    Wade Miley, LHP
    Giovany Gonzalez, LHP
    Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
    Jeremy Jeffress, RHP/CL
    Josh Hader, LHP
    Corey Knebel, RHP
    Joakim Soria, RHP
    • Corbin Burnes, RHP
    Brandon Woodruff, RHP
    Junior Guerra, RHP
    Freddy Peralta, RHP
    Notes: The Brewers' rotation is different than most top-seeded teams, since it doesn't feature an ace. So they could opt to carry three starters and use a multi-inning arm that pitched out of the bullpen down the stretch, like Woodruff or Freddy Peralta or Junior Guerra, in a game. All of those players were starting pitchers for the bulk of this season. There's also Chase Anderson, who was the Opening Day starter, but he was removed from the rotation with one week to go.
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    Game 2 starting lineup
  33. Francisco Lindor, SS
  34. Michael Brantley, LF
  35. Jose Ramirez, 2B
  36. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  37. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  38. Yonder Alonso, 1B
  39. Melky Cabrera, RF
  40. Yan Gomes, C
  41. Jason Kipnis, CF
    Roberto Perez, C
    Rajai Davis, OF
    Greg Allen, OF
    Yandy Diaz, UTIL
    Brandon Guyer, OF
    Starting pitchers
    Corey Kluber, RHP
    Carlos Carrasco, RHP
    • Mike Clevinger, RHP
    Andrew Miller, LHP
    Cody Allen, RHP
    • Brad Hand, LHP
    Oliver Perez, LHP
    Trevor Bauer, RHP
    • Shane Bieber, RHP
    Adam Cimber, RHP
    • Dan Otero, RHP
    Notes: Bauer and Bieber will be available out of the bullpen in the early games. If the series reaches Game 4, one of the right-handers will start, depending on their usage in Games 1-3. Guyer (right shoulder) and Gomes (laceration on right thumb) have both been cleared for the ALDS. The last bench job went to Davis for his speed over utility man Erik Gonzalez. 
    Game 2 starting lineup
  42. George Springer, CF
  43. Jose Altuve, 2B
  44. Alex Bregman, 3B
  45. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
  46. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
  47. Carlos Correa, SS
  48. Tyler White, DH
  49. Josh Reddick, RF
  50. Martin Maldonado, C
    • Evan Gattis, DH
    Brian McCann, C
    Tony Kemp, OF
    Jake Marisnick, OF
    • Myles Straw, OF
    Starting pitchers
    Justin Verlander, RHP
    Gerrit Cole, RHP
    Dallas Keuchel, LHP
    • Charlie Morton, RHP
    Roberto Osuna, RHP/CL
    Thomas Pressly, RHP
    Lance McCullers, RHP
    Collin McHugh, RHP
    • Will Harris, RHP
    • Josh James, RHP
    Tony Sipp, LHP
    Notes: The Astros decided to carry the speedy outfielder Straw as a pinch-runner instead of Max Stassi as a third catcher. There were some tough bullpen decisions, too, with former All-Star Chris Devenski squeezed out. The hard-throwing rookie James provides length and a 100-mph fastball that makes him enticing.
    Game 1 starting lineup
  51. Andrew McCutchen, LF
  52. Aaron Judge, RF
  53. Aaron Hicks, CF
  54. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  55. Luke Voit, 1B
  56. Didi Gregorius, SS
  57. Miguel Andujar, 3B
  58. Gary Sanchez, C
  59. Gleyber Torres, 2B
    Austin Romine, C
    Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
    Neil Walker, IF
    Brett Gardner, OF
    Starting Pitchers
    Luis Severino, RHP
    Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
    • J.A. Happ, LHP
    Carsten Sabathia, LHP
    Lance Lynn, RHP
    Albertin Chapman, LHP/CL
    Dellin Betances, RHP
    • Zach Britton, LHP
    Player Page for David Robertson, RHP
    Chad Green, RHP
    • Stephen Tarpley, LHP
    Jonathan Holder, RHP
    Notes: Sabathia wasn't on the Yankees' Wild Card Game roster, but he's been added for the ALDS against Boston. The same goes for Tarpley in the bullpen, who gives the Yankees an additional left-handed relief option. Not on the ALDS roster: Tyler Wade (a pinch-running/defensive option) and Kyle Higashioka (third catcher), who were both carried for the Wild Card Game. Instead, the Yankees have opted for an extra pitcher, so Holder keep his spot. Greg Bird is again an odd man out, as he was for the Wild Card Game.
    Game 1 starting lineup
  60. Mookie Betts, RF
  61. Andrew Benintendi, LF
  62. Steve Pearce, 1B
  63. J.D. Martinez, DH
  64. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  65. Eduardo Nunez, 3B
  66. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  67. Sandy Leon, C
  68. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
    • Mitch Moreland, 1B
    Rafael Devers, 3B
    Brock Holt, INF-OF
    Blake Swihart, C-UTILITY
    Christian Vazquez, C
    Starting pitchers
    • Chris Sale, LHP
    David Price, LHP
    Rick Porcello, RHP
    Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
    Craig Kimbrel, RHP/CL
    • Matt Barnes, RHP
    Ryan Brasier, RHP
    Richard Hembree, RHP
    Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
    Brandon Workman, RHP
    • Joe Kelly, RHP
    Notes: The Red Sox made a roster substitution Saturday afternoon, swapping Hembree in for right-hander Steven Wright, who was diagnosed with inflammation and loose body in his left knee. Wright is now ineligible for the remainder of the ALDS and the ALCS, should Boston advance. Manager Alex Cora could mix Pearce in at first base against lefties, and Nunez and Holt could see some time at third in place of the inconsistent Devers. Kelly and Workman got the last two bullpen spots, with Bobby Poyner not making the roster.