National League Central

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. St. Louis Cardinals

The acquisition of Nolan Arenado was a gift that they won’t soon squander.

2. Milwaukee Brewers

Their pitching staff has a few question marks, but their lineup is stacked and will keep them in contention.

3. Chicago Cubs

The signals that ownership has sent out indicates that this will be the last season with this current group of players.

4. Cincinnati Reds

It didn’t work last year and now they’ve lost their Cy Young winner in Trevor Bauer.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates

And the title of the worst team in baseball goes to…

Player to Watch: 3B Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs

Best Acquisition: 3B Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals

New Kid on the Block: OF Dylan Carlson – St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals Lineup

1. 2B Tommy Edman

2. 1B Paul Goldschmidt

3. 3B Nolan Arenado*

4. RF Dylan Carlson

5. C Yadier Molina

6. SS Paul DeJong

7. LF Tyler O’Neil

8. CF Harrison Bader

Bench

INF Matt Carpenter

C Andrew Knizner

OF Justin Williams

Rotation

1. Jack Flaherty

2. Adam Wainwright

3. Carlos Martinez

4. Miles Mikolas

5. John Gant

Setup

Andrew Miller

Closer

Alex Reyes

Manager

Mike Shildt

Brewers Lineup

1. 2B Kolten Wong*

2. LF Christian Yelich

3. RF Avisail Garcia

4. 3B Travis Shaw

5. 1B Keston Hiura

6. CF Jackie Bradley Jr.*

7. C Omar Narvaez

8. SS Luis Urias

Bench

OF Lorenzo Cain

1B Daniel Vogelbach

C Manny Pina

Rotation

1. Brandon Woodruff

2. Corbin Burnes

3. Adrian Houser

4. Brett Anderson

5. Freddy Peralta

Setup

Devin Williams

Closer

Josh Hader

Manager

Craig Counsell

Cubs Lineup

1. 3B Kris Bryant

2. 1B Anthony Rizzo

3. SS Javier Baez

4. C Willson Contreras

5. CF Joc Pederson*

6. LF Ian Happ

7. RF Jason Heyward

8. 2B David Bote

Bench

OF Jake Marisnick*

INF/OF Nico Hoerner

INF Matt Duffy*

Rotation

1. Kyle Hendricks

2. Jake Arrieta*

3. Zach Davies*

4. Trevor Williams*

5. Adbert Alzolay

Setup

Rex Brothers

Closer

Craig Kimbrel

Manager

David Ross

Reds Lineup

1. 2B Jonathan India

2. 1B Joey Votto

3. 3B Mike Moustakas

4. LF Jesse Winker

5. RF Nick Castellanos

6. C Tucker Barnhart

7. SS Eugenio Suarez

8. CF Nick Senzel

Bench

INF Kyler Farmer

OF Aristides Aquino

C Tyler Stephenson

Rotation

1. Luis Castillo

2. Sonny Gray

3. Tyler Mahle

4. Jeff Hoffman*

5. Wade Miley

Setup

Sean Doolittle*

Closer

Amir Garrett

Manager

David Bell

Pirates Lineup

1. 2B Adam Frazier

2. LF Bryan Reynolds

3. RF Gregory Polanco

4. 1B Colin Moran

5. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes

6. LF Phillip Evans

7. SS Kevin Newman

8. C Jacob Stallings

Bench

INF Erik Gonzalez

INF/OF Wilmer Difo*

C Michael Perez*

Rotation

1. Mitch Keller

2. Chad Kuhl

3. Tyler Anderson*

4. JT Brubaker

5. Trevor Cahill*

Setup

Kyle Crick

Closer

Richard Rodriguez

Manager

Derek Shelton

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