American League East


* – indicates new to team

1. Boston Red Sox

They have a nice blend of veterans and young talent, but they need better pitching.

2. Toronto Blue Jays

Their rotation is coming along with an even better lineup this year.

3. Baltimore Orioles

Injury concerns and a dormant offseason could hurt this up and coming group.

4. New York Yankees

The void left by Derek Jeter’s retirement will be noticeable from Opening Day.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

A new front office and manager, but they’ll try to win under the same philosophy.

Player to Watch: C Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles

Best Acquisition: 3B Pablo Sandoval Boston Red Sox

New Kid on the Block: P Aaron Sanchez Toronto Blue Jays



Red Sox Lineup

1. CF Mookie Betts

2. 2B Dustin Pedroia

3. DH David Ortiz

4. LF Hanley Ramirez*

5. 3B Pablo Sandoval*

6. 1B Mike Napoli

7. RF Shane Victorino

8. C Ryan Hanigan*

9. SS Xander Bogaerts


1B/OF Allen Craig

OF Daniel Nava

INF/OF Brock Holt


1. Clay Buchholz

2. Rick Porcello*

3. Justin Masterson*

4. Wade Miley*

5. Joe Kelly


Edward Mujica


Koji Uehara


Blue Jays Lineup

1. SS Jose Reyes

2. LF Michael Saunders*

3. RF Jose Bautista

4. DH Edwin Encarnacion

5. 3B Josh Donaldson*

6. C Russell Martin*

7. 1B Justin Smoak*

8. 2B Devon Travis*

9. CF Dalton Pompey


INF Maicer Izturis

C Dioner Navarro

OF Kevin Pillar


1. Mark Buehrle

2. R.A. Dickey

3. Drew Hutchison

4. Aaron Sanchez

5. Daniel Norris


Aaron Loup


Brett Cecil


Orioles Lineup

1. LF Alejandro De Aza

2. 3B Manny Machado

3. CF Adam Jones

4. 1B Chris Davis

5. C Matt Wieters

6. DH Steve Pearce

7. SS J.J. Hardy

8. RF Travis Snider*

9. 2B Jonathan Schoop


INF Ryan Flaherty

OF Delmon Young

C Caleb Joseph


1. Chris Tillman

2. Wei-Yin Chen

3. Bud Norris

4. Ubaldo Jimenez

5. Miguel Gonzalez


Darren O’Day


Zach Britton


Yankees Lineup

1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury

2. LF Brett Gardner

3. RF Carlos Beltran

4. C Brian McCann

5. 1B Mark Teixeira

6. 3B Chase Headley

7. DH Alex Rodriguez

8. 2B Stephen Drew

9. SS Didi Gregorius*


OF Chris Young

1B/OF Garrett Jones*

C John Ryan Murphy


1. Masahiro Tanaka

2. C.C. Sabathia

3. Michael Pineda

4. Nathan Eovaldi*

5. Adam Warren


Andrew Miller*


Dellin Betances


Rays Lineup

1. LF Desmond Jennings

2. DH John Jaso*

3. SS Asdrubal Cabrera*

4. 3B Evan Longoria

5. 1B James Loney

6. RF Steven Souza*

7. CF Kevin Kiermaier

8. C Rene Rivera*

9. 2B Logan Forsythe


OF David DeJesus

OF Brandon Guyer

INF Nick Franklin


1. Alex Cobb

2. Chris Archer

3. Drew Smyly

4. Jake Odorizzi

5. Nate Karns


Kevin Jepsen*


Grant Balfour

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