National League East

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Atlanta Braves

They have stiff competition to repeat as division champs, but they have more elite talent at key positions than their division rivals.

2. Washington Nationals

Not having Anthony Rendon in the middle of their lineup will hurt, but their pitching staff as why they won the World Series last year.

3. New York Mets

Having the designated hitter the entire 60-game season plus the Postseason will benefit the Mets if they should make it to October.

4. Philadelphia Phillies

Their bullpen will be their downfall once again. Will they learn that lesson in the offseason?

5. Miami Marlins

The massive rebuild continues with some interesting pitching prospects starting to emerge.

Player to Watch: P Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals

Best Acquisition: OF Marcell Ozuna – Atlanta Braves

New Kid on the Block: INF Carter Kieboom – Washington Nationals

Braves Lineup

1. RF Ronald Acuna Jr.

2. 2B Ozzie Albies

3. 1B Freddie Freeman

4. LF Marcell Ozuna*

5. DH Matt Adams

6. C Travis d’Arnaud*

7. 3B Austin Riley

8. SS Dansby Swanson

9. CF Ender Inciarte

Bench

OF Nick Markakis

C Tyler Flowers

3B Johan Camargo

Rotation

1. Mike Soroka

2. Mike Foltynewicz

3. Max Fried

4. Cole Hamels*+

5. Kyle Wright

Setup

Will Smith*+

Closer

Mark Melancon

Manager

Brian Snitker

Nationals Lineup

1. SS Trea Turner

2. RF Adam Eaton

3. LF Juan Soto

4. 1B Eric Thames

5. 2B Starlin Castro*

6. CF Victor Robles

7. DH Asdrubal Cabrera

8. 3B Carter Kieboom

9. C Kurt Suzuki

Bench

INF Howie Kendrick

C Yan Gomes

OF Michael Taylor

Rotation

1. Max Scherzer

2. Stephen Strasburg

3. Patrick Corbin

4. Anibal Sanchez

5. Austin Voth

Setup

Daniel Hudson

Closer

Sean Doolittle

Manager

Dave Martinez

Mets Lineup

1. 3B Jeff McNeil

2. DH Yoenis Cespedes

3. 2B Robinson Cano

4. 1B Pete Alonso

5. RF Michael Conforto

6. C Wilson Ramos

7. LF J.D. Davis

8. CF Brandon Nimmo

9. SS Amed Rosario

Bench

1B/DH Dominic Smith

OF Jake Marisnick*

INF Eduardo Nunez*

Rotation

1. Jacob deGrom

2. Marcus Stroman+

3. Steven Matz

4. Rick Porcello*

5. Michael Wacha*

Setup

Seth Lugo

Closer

Edwin Diaz

Manager

Luis Rojas*

Phillies Lineup

1. LF Andrew McCutchen

2. C J.T. Realmuto

3. RF Bryce Harper

4. 1B Rhys Hoskins

5. DH Jay Bruce

6. SS Didi Gregorius*

7. 3B Jean Segura

8. SS Scott Kingery

9. CF Roman Quinn

Bench

INF Neil Walker*

OF Adam Haseley

INF Phil Gosselin

Rotation

1. Aaron Nola

2. Zack Wheeler*

3. Vince Velasquez

4. Jake Arrieta

5. Zach Eflin

Setup

Deolis Guerra

Closer

Hector Neris

Manager

Joe Girardi

Marlins Lineup

1. CF Jonathan Villar*

2. 3B Brian Anderson

3. C Jorge Alfaro+

4. 1B Jesus Aguilar*

5. LF Corey Dickerson*

6. DH Garrett Cooper

7. RF Harold Ramirez

8. 2B Isan Diaz

9. SS Miguel Rojas

Bench

OF Magneuris Sierra

C Francisco Cervelli*

INF/OF Jon Berti

Rotation

1. Sandy Alcantara

2. Caleb Smith

3. Jose Urena

4. Pablo Lopez

5. Elieser Hernandez

Setup

Yimi Garcia*

Closer

Brandon Kintzler*

Manager

Don Mattingly

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