National League Central


* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Milwaukee Brewers

Last year they were within one game of reaching the World Series. They’re motivated to cash in this year.

2. St. Louis Cardinals

They are instantly back in contention with Paul Goldschmidt in the middle of their lineup.

3. Chicago Cubs

This could be an interesting year as manager Joe Maddon doesn’t have an extension and there are rumblings about the future of Kris Bryant.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

By no means are they among the worst teams in the National League. They just play in a stacked division.

5. Cincinnati Reds

With the moves they made they could be classified as a ‘sleeper’ team this season.

Player to Watch: OF Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers

Best Acquisition: 1B Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals

New Kid on the Block: 2B Keston Hiura – Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers Lineup

1. CF Lorenzo Cain

2. RF Christian Yelich

3. LF Ryan Braun

4. 1B Jesus Aguilar

5. 2B Mike Moustakas

6. C Yasmani Grandal*

7. 3B Travis Shaw

8. SS Orlando Arcia


INF Hernan Perez

1B/OF Eric Thames

OF Ben Gamel*


1. Jhoulys Chacin

2. Freddy Peralta

3. Zach Davies

4. Jimmy Nelson

5. Brandon Woodruff


Josh Hader


Jeremy Jeffress


Craig Counsell

Cardinals Lineup

1. 3B Matt Carpenter

2. CF Harrison Bader

3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt*

4. LF Marcell Ozuna

5. C Yadier Molina

6. SS Paul DeJong

7. 2B Kolten Wong

8. RF Dexter Fowler


INF Jedd Gyorko

OF/1B Jose Martinez

C Matt Wieters*


1. Miles Mikolas

2. Carlos Martinez

3. Jack Flaherty

4. Michael Wacha

5. Adam Wainwright


Andrew Miller*


Jordan Hicks


Mike Shildt

Cubs Lineup

1. 2B Ben Zobrist

2. 3B Kris Bryant

3. 1B Anthony Rizzo

4. SS Javier Baez

5. C Willson Contreras

6. LF Kyle Schwarber

7. RF Jason Heyward

8. CF Albert Almora Jr.


INF/OF Daniel Descalso*

INF David Bote

C Victor Caratini


1. Jon Lester

2. Yu Darvish

3. Cole Hamels

4. Kyle Hendricks

5. Jose Quintana


Pedro Strop


Brandon Morrow


Joe Maddon

Pirates Lineup

1. CF Starling Marte

2. 2B Adam Frazier

3. RF Gregory Polanco

4. 1B Josh Bell

5. LF Corey Dickerson

6. C Francisco Cervelli

7. 3B Jung Ho Kang

8. SS Erik Gonzalez


3B/1B Colin Moran

OF Lonnie Chisenhall*

C Elias Diaz


1. Jameson Taillon

2. Chris Archer

3. Trevor Williams

4. Joe Musgrove

5. Jordan Lyles


Keone Kela


Felipe Vazquez


Clint Hurdle

Reds Lineup

1. SS Jose Peraza

2. 2B Scooter Gennett

3. 1B Joey Votto

4. 3B Eugenio Suarez

5. LF Matt Kemp*

6. RF Yasiel Puig*

7. CF Scott Schebler

8. C Tucker Barnhart


OF Jesse Winker

C Curt Casali

INF Jose Iglesias*


1. Sonny Gray*

2. Alex Wood*

3. Luis Castillo

4. Tanner Roark*

5. Anthony DeSclafani


Jared Hughes


Raisel Iglesias


David Bell*

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