American League East


* – indicates new to team

1. Toronto Blue Jays

Some question marks in the pitching staff will be overlooked thanks to their scary good lineup.

2. Boston Red Sox

Getting a legitimate closer and an ace in the rotation puts them back into the contender category.

3. New York Yankees

They’re one injury in the lineup and/or rotation away from struggling mightily.

4. Baltimore Orioles

They also have a good lineup, but their pitching staff has far too many question marks.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching is something they have plenty of, but their lineup has always struggled to keep pace within the division.

Player to Watch: 3B Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays

A repeat of his 2015 MVP season would almost guarantee Toronto another postseason berth and a possibility of a World Series appearance.

Best Acquisition: P Craig Kimbrel Boston Red Sox

A lot has been said about signing David Price, but going out and getting one of the game’s best closers was a stroke of genius. Boston stands to benefit from his 40-save potential.

New Kid on the Block: OF Aaron Judge New York Yankees

Because of his size he might not stay in the outfield for his entire career, but he should have no trouble maximizing his power potential at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays Lineup

1. CF Kevin Pillar

2. 2B Ryan Goins

3. RF Jose Bautista

4. 3B Josh Donaldson

5. SS Troy Tulowitzki

6. DH Edwin Encarnacion

7. 1B Justin Smoak

8. C Russell Martin

9. LF Michael Saunders


1B/DH Chris Colabello

OF Ezequiel Carrera

INF Darwin Barney


1. Marcus Stroman

2. R.A. Dickey

3. Marco Estrada

4. J.A. Happ*

5. Jesse Chavez*


Drew Storen*


Roberto Osuna


John Gibbons

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Lineup

1. CF Mookie Betts

2. 2B Dustin Pedroia

3. SS Xander Bogaerts

4. DH David Ortiz

5. 1B Hanley Ramirez

6. 3B Pablo Sandoval

7. RF Rusney Castillo

8. C Blake Swihart

9. LF Jackie Bradley Jr.


INF/OF Brock Holt

OF Chris Young*

C Ryan Hanigan


1. David Price*

2. Clay Buchholz

3. Rick Porcello

4. Eduardo Rodriguez

5. Joe Kelly


Koi Uehara


Craig Kimbrel*


John Farrell

New York Yankees

Yankees Lineup

1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury

2. LF Brett Gardner

3. RF Carlos Beltran

4. 1B Mark Teixeira

5. DH Alex Rodriguez

6. C Brian McCann

7. 3B Chase Headley

8. 2B Starlin Castro*

9. SS Didi Gregorius


OF/2B Dustin Ackley

OF Aaron Hicks*

C Austin Romine


1. Masahiro Tanaka

2. Michael Pineda

3. C.C. Sabathia

4. Luis Severino

5. Nathan Eovaldi


Andrew Miller


Aroldis Chapman*


Joe Girardi

Baltimore Orioles

Orioles Lineup

1. 2B Jonathan Schoop

2. 3B Manny Machado

3. CF Adam Jones

4. 1B Chris Davis

5. C Matt Wieters

6. RF Mark Trumbo*

7. DH Pedro Alvarez*

8. SS J.J. Hardy

9. LF Nolan Reimold


C Caleb Joseph

1B/DH Jimmy Paredes

INF Ryan Flaherty


1. Yovani Gallardo*

2. Chris Tillman

3. Ubaldo Jimenez

4. Kevin Gausman

5. Miguel Gonzalez


Darren O’Day


Zach Britton


Buck Showalter

Tampa Bay Rays

Rays Lineup

1. 2B Logan Forsythe

2. CF Kevin Kiermaier

3. 3B Evan Longoria

4. DH Corey Dickerson*

5. 1B Logan Morrison*

6. RF Steven Souza Jr.

7. LF Desmond Jennings

8. C Curt Casali

9. SS Brad Miller*


C Hank Conger*

1B/DH Steve Pearce*

1B James Loney


1. Chris Archer

2. Drew Smyly

3. Jake Odorizzi

4. Matt Moore

5. Erasmo Ramirez


Danny Farquhar*


Brad Boxberger


Kevin Cash

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