American League East

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. New York Yankees

A stacked lineup with a legitimate ace in Gerrit Cole and a deep bullpen has them atop the contender list in the American League.

2. Tampa Bay Rays

Their pitching depth is almost unmatched in baseball. They’ll need to score plenty of runs though in a stacked league.

3. Toronto Blue Jays

The youth movement could surprise a lot of folks in a 60-game sprint to the finish.

4. Boston Red Sox

Fortunately for them they have the Baltimore Orioles to keep them out of the cellar this year.

5. Baltimore Orioles

A 60-game season could work to their advantage, but that won’t make them contenders with more playoff spots available.

Player to Watch: SS Gleyber Torres – New York Yankees

Best Acquisition: P Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees

New Kids on the Block: Toronto Trio; SS Bo Bichette, 2B Cavan Biggio, 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Yankees Lineup

1. 2B DJ LeMahieu

2. RF Aaron Judge

3. SS Gleyber Torres

4. DH Giancarlo Stanton

5. CF Aaron Hicks

6. C Gary Sanchez

7. 1B Luke Voit

8. LF Brett Gardner

9. 3B Gio Urshela

Bench

3B/DH Miguel Andujar

INF/OF Tyler Wade

OF Mike Tauchman

Rotation

1. Gerrit Cole*

2. Masahiro Tanaka+

3. James Paxton

4. J.A. Happ

5. Chad Green

Setup

Zack Britton

Closer

Aroldis Chapman+

Manager

Aaron Boone

Rays Lineup

1. RF Austin Meadows+

2. 2B Joey Wendle

3. 3B Yandy Diaz

4. LF Hunter Renfroe*

5. DH Yoshi Tsutsugo*

6. 1B Jose Martinez*

7. CF Kevin Kiermaier

8. SS Willy Adames

9. C Mike Zunino

Bench

OF Manuel Margot*

1B/DH Ji-Man Choi

2B/OF Brandon Lowe

Rotation

1. Blake Snell

2. Charlie Morton

3. Tyler Glasnow

4. Ryan Yarbrough

5. Yonny Chirinos

Setup

Oliver Drake

Closer

Nick Anderson

Manager

Kevin Cash

Blue Jays Lineup

1. SS Bo Bichette

2. 2B Cavan Biggio

3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

4. DH Rowdy Tellez

5. LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

6. 3B Travis Shaw*

7. CF Randal Grichuk

8. RF Teoscar Hernandez

9. C Danny Jansen

Bench

OF Derek Fisher

C Reese McGuire

INF Joe Panik*

Rotation

1. Hyun Jin Ryu*

2. Matt Shoemaker

3. Tanner Roark*

4. Chase Anderson*+

5. Trent Thornton

Setup

Anthony Bass*

Closer

Ken Giles

Manager

Charlie Montoyo

Red Sox Lineup

1. LF Andrew Benintendi

2.SS Xander Bogaerts

3. 3B Rafael Devers

4. DH J.D. Martinez

5. 1B Mitch Moreland

6. RF Alex Verdugo*

7. CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

8. C Christian Vazquez

9. 2B Jose Peraza*

Bench

OF Kevin Pillar*

INF Michael Chavis

C Jonathan Lucroy*

Rotation

1. Eduardo Rodriguez+

2. Nathan Eovaldi

3. Martin Perez*

4. Ryan Weber

5. Zack Godley*

Setup

Matthew Barnes

Closer

Brandon Workman

Manager

Ron Roenicke* (Interim)

Orioles Lineup

1. CF Austin Hays

2. 2B Hanser Alberto

3. RF Anthony Santander

4. DH Renato Nunez

5. 1B Chris Davis

6. 3B Rio Ruiz

7. LF DJ Stewart

8. C Pedro Severino

9. SS Jose Iglesias*

Bench

OF Dwight Smith Jr.

C Chance Sisco

INF/OF Pat Valaika*

Rotation

1. John Means+

2. Alex Cobb

3. Wade LeBlanc*

4. Asher Wojciechowski

5. Kohl Stewart*

Setup

Hunter Harvey+

Closer

Mychal Givens

Manager

Brandon Hyde

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