American League East

* – indicates new to team

1. Boston Red Sox

A stellar rotation instantly makes them World Series contenders.

2. Toronto Blue Jays

Their lineup is still among the best, but will the bullpen be able to keep a lead?

3. Baltimore Orioles

There are too many question marks in the rotation to put them anywhere past a Wild Card spot.

4. New York Yankees

While a Wild Card spot isn’t out of the question, giving their young nucleus a season to grow could help them in the long run.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

They could certainly be an interesting team to watch if they played in a different division.

Player to Watch: OF Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

Best Acquisition: P Chris Sale Boston Red Sox

New Kid on the Block: OF Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

Lineup

1. 2B Dustin Pedroia

2. SS Xander Bogaerts

3. RF Mookie Betts

4. DH Hanley Ramirez

5. 1B Mitch Moreland*

6. 3B Pablo Sandoval

7. CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

8. C Sandy Leon

9. LF Andrew Benintendi

Bench

OF Chris Young

INF/OF Brock Holt

C Christian Vazquez

Rotation

1. Chris Sale*

2. Rick Porcello

3. David Price

4. Steven Wright

5. Eduardo Rodriguez

Setup

Tyler Thornburg*

Closer

Craig Kimbrel

Manager

John Farrell

Toronto Blue Jays

Lineup

1. 2B Devon Travis

2. LF Ezequiel Carrera

3. RF Jose Bautista

4. 3B Josh Donaldson

5. SS Troy Tulowitzki

6. DH Kendrys Morales*

7. 1B Justin Smoak

8. C Russell Martin

9. CF Kevin Pillar

Bench

1B/DH Steve Pearce*

OF Melvin Upton

C Jarrod Saltalamacchia*

Rotation

1. Marcus Stroman

2. Aaron Sanchez

3. J.A. Happ

4. Marco Estrada

5. Francisco Liriano

Setup

Jason Grilli

Closer

Roberto Osuna

Manager

John Gibbons

Baltimore Orioles

Lineup

1. LF Hyun Soo Kim

2. 3B Manny Machado

3. CF Adam Jones

4. 1B Chris Davis

5. DH Mark Trumbo

6. 2B Jonathan Schoop

7. RF Seth Smith*

8. SS J.J. Hardy

9. C Welington Castillo*

Bench

INF Ryan Flaherty

C Caleb Joseph

OF Joey Rickard

Rotation

1. Chris Tillman

2. Kevin Gausman

3. Dylan Bundy

4. Wade Miley

5. Ubaldo Jimenez

Setup

Brad Brach

Closer

Zach Britton

Manager

Buck Showalter

New York Yankees

Lineup

1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury

2. LF Brett Gardner

3. C Gary Sanchez

4. DH Matt Holliday*

5. 1B Greg Bird

6. RF Aaron Judge

7. SS Didi Gregorius

8. 2B Starlin Castro

9. 3B Chase Headley

Bench

OF Aaron Hicks

1B/DH Chris Carter*

C Austin Romine

Rotation

1. Masahiro Tanaka

2. CC Sabathia

3. Michael Pineda

4. Luis Severino

5. Bryan Mitchell

Setup

Dellin Betances

Closer

Aroldis Chapman*

Manager

Joe Girardi

Tampa Bay Rays

Lineup

1. CF Kevin Kiermaier

2. SS Matt Duffy

3. 3B Evan Longoria

4. C Wilson Ramos*

5. 2B Brad Miller

6. RF Steven Souza

7. DH Corey Dickerson

8. LF Colby Rasmus*

9. 1B Logan Morrison

Bench

INF/OF Nick Franklin

C Luke Maile

INF Tim Beckham

Rotation

1. Chris Archer

2. Jake Odorizzi

3. Alex Cobb

4. Blake Snell

5. Matt Andriese

Setup

Brad Boxberger

Closer

Alex Colome

Manager

Kevin Cash

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