2014 National League West Lineups

NL west


NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST

  • SOS facing National League East and Central: .501 (2ND NL) (4TH MLB)
  • SOS facing American League Central: .494 (2ND NL) (3RD MLB)
  • NL West SOS: .491 (3RD NL) (6TH MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: SAN DIEGO PADRES

DISCLAIMER(S): The 25 Man Roster will update occasionally throughout the off season. The rankings reflect on Wins, Strength of Schedule and Opponents Strength of Schedule. Natural Opponent is the 2014 Interleague Opponent the team will face in 2 2 game series in 2014. The Expected Wins is a measure of minimum wins the team should have in 2014, this is not a direct reflection of standings and will not be final result. Lineups are sourced by MLB DEPTH CHARTS. Injuries do affect the expected win amount and possibility of being a playoff contender. 


 

Arizona Diamondbacks

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

  • 2013 RECORD: 81-81
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 6, 8, 10)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 15 (RANK# 22-24)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: HOUSTON ASTROS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 84
  • 2014 SOS: .450 (5TH NL WEST) (15TH NL) (30TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: T-3RD PLACE NL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 11 CF A.J. POLLOCK (R)
  2. 2 2B AARON HILL (R)
  3. 44 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT (R)
  4. 14 3B MARTIN PRADO (R)
  5. 15 LF MARK TRUMBO (R)
  6. 26 C MIGUEL MONTERO (L)
  7. 16 SS CHRIS OWINGS (R)
  8. 8 CF GERARDO PARRA (L)

BENCH

  • 9 C TUFFY GOSEWISCH (R)
  • 12 3B/1B ERIC CHAVEZ (L)
  • 1 DIDI GREGORIUS (L)
  • 4 IF CLIFF PENNINGTON (S)
  • 19 OF TONY CAMPANA (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 32 BRANDON McCARTHY (R)
  2. 36 WADE MILEY (L)
  3. 35 TREVOR CAHILL (R)
  4. 61 BRONSON ARROYO (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 43 ADDISON REED (R)
  • SU 40 J.J. PUTZ (R)
  • SU 30 DAVID HERNANDEZ (R)
  • MID 29 BRAD ZIEGLER (R)
  • MID 59 OLIVER PEREZ (L)
  • MID 38 WILL HARRIS (R)
  • MID 54 JOE THATCHER (L)
  • MID 58 BO SCHULTLZ (R)
  • MID 48 RANDALL DELGADO (R)
  • LR 55 JOSH COLLMENTER (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • OF 7 CODY ROSS (R)(HIP SURGERY)(EXPECTED TO RETURN EARLY IN SEASON)
  • RP 45 MATT REYNOLDS (L)(TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(POSSIBLE RETURN LATE IN 2014 SEASON)
  • RP MATT REYNOLDS (L)(TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(POSSIBLE RETURN LATE IN 2014 SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. SP BRONSON ARROYO
  2. RP OLIVER PEREZ
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. LF MARK TRUMBO (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. RP ADDISON REED (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  3. RP JUSTIN CHOATE (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  4. SP A.J. SCHUGEL (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  5. OF BRANDON JACOBS (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  6. OF TODD GLAESMANN (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. RP SANTOS RODRIGUEZ (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  2. SP ALEX SANABIA (MIAMI MARLINS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C WIL NIEVES (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  2. IF/OF WILLIE BLOOMQUIST (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. RP HEATH BELL (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  2. SP DAVID HOLMBERG (CINCINNATI REDS)
  3. SP TYLER SKAGGS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  4. 3B MATT DAVIDSON (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. OF/1B MATT TUIASOSOPO (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)
  2. RP CHAZ ROE (TEXAS RANGERS)

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Colorado Rockies

COLORADO ROCKIES

  • 2013 RECORD: 74-88
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 2)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 29 (RANK# 1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: TEXAS RANGERS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 86
  • 2014 SOS: .514 (2ND NL WEST) (T-2ND NL) (T-5TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 2ND PLACE NL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 6 LF COREY DICKERSON (L)
  2. 3 RF MICHAEL CUDDYER (R)
  3. 5 CF CARLOS GONZALEZ (L)
  4. 2 SS TROY TULOWITZKI (R)
  5. 33 1B JUSTIN MORNEAU (L)
  6. 20 C  WILIN ROSARIO (R)
  7. 28 3B NOLAN ARENADO (R)
  8. 9 2B DJ LeMAHIEU (R)

BENCH

  • 15 C/1B JORDAN PACHECO (R)
  • 23 IF/OF CHARLIE CULBERSON (R)
  • 1 OF BRANDON BARNES (R)
  • 19 OF CHARLIE BLACKMON (L)
  • 13 OF DREW STUBBS (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 29 JORGE De La ROSA (L)
  2. 30 BRETT ANDERSON (L)
  3. 32 TYLER CHATWOOD (R)
  4. 12 JUAN NICASIO (R)
  5. 56 FRANKLIN MORALES (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 32 LaTROY HAWKINS (R)
  • SU 49 REX BROTHERS (L)
  • SU 34 MATT BELISLE (R)
  • MID 0 ADAM OTTAVINO (R)
  • MID 35 CHAD BETTIS (R)
  • MID 59 WILTON LOPEZ (R)
  • LR 54 TOMMY KAHNLE (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 45 JHOULYS CHACIN (R)(STRAINED SHOULDER)
  • RP 48 BOONE LOGAN (L)(ELBOW SURGERY)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. JUSTIN MORNEAU
  2. LaTROY HAWKINS
  3. BOONE LOGAN
  • RULE 5 DRAFT (2013 TEAM)
  1. TOMMY KAHNLE (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. OF BRANDON BARNES (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  2. SP JORDAN LYLES (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  3. OF DREW STUBBS (CLEVELAND INDIANS)
  4. SP BRETT ANDERSON (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  5. SP FRANKLIN MORALES (BOSTON RED SOX)
  6. RP CHRIS MARTIN (BOSTON RED SOX)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C YORVIT TORREALBA (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. 1B TODD HELTON (RETIRED)
  3. SP JEFF FRANCIS (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)
  4. SP ROY OSWALT (RETIRED)
  5. SP RAFAEL BETANCOURT
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF JONATHAN HERRERA (BOSTON RED SOX)
  2. RP JOSH OUTMAN (CLEVELAND INDIANS)
  3. SP CHRIS JENSEN (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  4. SP DREW POMERANZ (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  5. OF DEXTER FOWLER (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. OF KENT MATTHES (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  2. SP/RP COLLIN McHUGH (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  3. OF RAFAEL ORTEGA (TEXAS RANGERS)
  4. SP EDWAR CABRERA (TEXAS RANGERS)

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Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

  • 2013 RECORD: 92-70
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 23)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 28 (RANK# 5)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: LOS ANGELES ANGELS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 84
  • 2014 SOS: .488 (3RD NL WEST) (10TH NL) (T-20TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 1ST PLACE NL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 66 RF YASIEL PUIG (R)
  2. 3 LF CARL CRAWFORD (L)
  3. 13 SS HANLEY RAMIREZ (R)
  4. 23 1B ADRIAN GONZALEZ (L)
  5. 16 CF ANDRE ETHIER (L)
  6. 5 3B JUAN URIBE (R)
  7. 17 C A.J. ELLIS (R)
  8. 7 9 DEE GORDON (L)

BENCH

  • 31 C DREW BUTERA (R)
  • 33 IF SCOTT VAN SLYKE (R)
  • 10 IF JUSTIN TURNER (R)
  • 18 IF/OF CHONE FIGGINS (S)
  • 30 OF MIKE BAXTER (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 22 CLAYTON KERSHAW (L)
  2. 99 HYUN-JIN RYU (L)
  3. 11 DAN HAREN (R)
  4. 21 ZACK GRIENKE (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 74 ENLEY JANSEN (R)
  • SU 0 BRIAN WILSON (R)
  • SU 54 CHRIS PEREZ (R)
  • MID 75 PACO RODRIGUEZ (L)
  • MID 28 JAMEY WRIGHT (R)
  • MID 56 J.P. HOWELL (L)
  • MID 44 CHRIS WITHROW (R)
  • MID 60 JOSE DOMINGUEZ (R)
  • LR 46 PAUL MAHOLM (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 58 CHAD BILILNGSLEY (R) (TOMMY JOHN)(LIKELY TO RETURN IN MAY OR JUNE)
  • RP 57 SCOTT ELBERT (L) (TOMMY JOHN)(NOT LIKELY TO RETURN PRIOR TO MID-SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 2B ALEXANDER GUERRERO
  2. SP DAN HAREN
  3. SP PAUL MAHOLM
  4. RP CHRIS PEREZ
  5. RP JAMEY WRIGHT
  6. IF JUSTIN TURNER
  • WAIVERS (2013 TEAM)
  1. OF MIKE BAXTER (NEW YORK METS)
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. OF JEREMY HAZELBAKER (BOSTON RED SOX)
  2. SP/RP SETH ROSIN (NEW YORK METS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. 2B MARK ELLIS (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  2. 2B/OF SKIP SCHUMAKER (CINCINNATI REDS)
  3. 3B/1B MICHAEL YOUNG (RETIRED)
  4. SS/3B/2B NICK PUNTO (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  5. IF/OF JERRY HAIRSTON JR. (RETIRED)
  6. SP/RP CHRIS CAPUANO (BOSTON RED SOX)
  7. SP RICKY NOLASCO (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  8. SP EDINSON VOLQUEZ (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  9. RP CARLOS MARMOL (MIAMI MARLINS)
  10. RP PETER MOYLAN (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF ALEX CASTELLANOS (BOSTON RED SOX)

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San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO PADRES

  • 2013 RECORD: 76-86
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 18 (RANK# 10-11)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 25 (RANK# 2-3, 14, 20)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: SEATTLE MARINERS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 88
  • 2014 SOS: .483 (4TH NL WEST) (T-11TH NL) (T-22ND MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 5TH PLACE NL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 2 SS EVERTH CABRERA (S)
  2. 25 CF WILL VENABLE (L)
  3. 7 3B CHASE HEADLEY (S)
  4. 18 LF CARLOS QUENTIN (R)
  5. 23 1B YONDER ALONSO (L)
  6. 9 2B JEDD GYORKO (R)
  7. 12 RF SETH SMITH (L)
  8. 4 C NICK HUNDLEY (R)

BENCH

  • 44 C RENE RIVERA (R)
  • 88 1B/OF KYLE BLANKS (R)
  • 15 IF RYAN JACKSON (R)
  • 5 IF/OF ALEXI AMARISTA (L)
  • 13 OF CHRIS DENORFIA (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 22 IAN KENNEDY (R)
  2. 34 ANDREW CASHNER (R)
  3. 38 TYSON ROSS (R)
  4. 53 ERIC STULTS (L)
  5. 41 ROBBIE ERLIN (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 16 HUSTON STREET (R)
  • SU 56 JOAQUIN BENOIT (R)
  • SU 55 DALE THAYER (R)
  • MID 45 ALEX TORRES (L)
  • MID 50 NICK VINCENT (R)
  • MID 57 PATRICK SCHUSTER (L)
  • LR 46 TIM STAUFFER (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • C YASMANI GRANDAL (ACL)(DOUBTFUL FOR START OF SEASON)
  • OF CAMERON MAYBIN (RUPTURED BICEPS TENDON)(OUT 2-3 MONTHS)
  • SP JOSH JOHNSON (STRAINED FLEXOR MUSCLE IN FOREARM)(OUT AT LEAST 4-5 WEEKS)
  • SP CASEY KELLY (TOMMY JOHN)(DOUBTFUL FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP CORY LUEBKE (TORN ELBOW LIGAMENT)(EXPECTED TO MISS ENTIRE 2014 SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. SP JOSH JOHNSON
  2. RP JOAQUIN BENOIT
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. RF SETH SMITH (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  2. RP PATRICK SCHUSTER (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  3. RP BEN PAULLUS (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  4. SP DEVIN JONES (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  5. OF ALEX DICKERSON (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  6. IF RYAN JACKSON (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  7. RP ALEX TORRES (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  8. RP JESSE HAHN (TAMPA BAY RAYS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SS/3B RONNY CEDENO (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  2. SP JASON MARQUIS
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF MAXX TISSENBAUM (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  2. IF/OF LOGAN FORSYTHE (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  3. RP BRAD BOXBERGER (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  4. RP MATT LOLLIS (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  5. 1B/OF JESUS GUZMAN (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  6. RP/SP ANTHONY BASS (HOUSTON ASTOS)
  7. RP LUKE GREGERSON (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  8. OF JAFF DECKER (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  9. RP MLES MIKOLAS (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  10. RP BRAD BRACH (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  11. IF DEAN ANNA (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  12. RP COLT HYNES (CLEVELAND INDIANS)

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San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

  • 2013 RECORD: 76-86
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 2)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 21 (RANK# 3, 15, 17, 19)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: OAKLAND ATHLETICS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 83
  • 2014 SOS: .522 (1ST NL WEST) (1ST NL) (2ND MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: T-3RD PLACE NL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 16 CFANGEL PAGAN (S)
  2. 8 RF HUNTER PENCE (R)
  3. 9 1B BRANDON BELT (L)
  4. 28 C BUSTER POSEY (R)
  5. 48 3B PABLO SANDOVAL (S)
  6. 38 LF MICHAEL MORSE (R)
  7. 35 SS BRANDON CRAWFORD (L)
  8. 13 2B JOAQUIN ARIAS (R)

BENCH

  • 29 C HECTOR SANCHEZ (S)
  • 53 IF EHIRE ADRIANZA (S)
  • 14 BRANDON HICKS (R)
  • 7 OF GREGOR BLANCO (L)
  • 2 OF/IF JUAN PEREZ (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 40 MADISON BUMGARNER (L)
  2. 18  MATT CAIN (R)
  3. 55 TIM LINCECUM (R)
  4. 17 TIM HUDSON (R)
  5. 36 RYAN VOGELSONG (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 54 SERGIO ROMO (R)
  • SU 46 SANTIAGO CASILLA (R)
  • MID 49 JAVIER LOPEZ (L)
  • MID 63 JEAN MACHI (R)
  • MID 57 J.C. GUTIERREZ (R)
  • MID 78 DAVID HUFF (L)
  • LR 52 YUSMEIRO PETIT (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 2B 19 MARCO SCUTARO (R)(BACK STIFFNESS)(WILL START ON DL)
  • RP 41 JEREMY AFFELDT (L)(SPRAINED KNEE)(OUT 10-14 DAYS; WILL START SEASON ON DL)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. LF MICHAEL MORSE
  2. SP TIM HUDSON
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP/RP DAVID HUFF (NEW YORK YANKEES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. LF/CF/RF ANDRES TORRES
  2. SP/RP CHAD GAUDIN (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  3. SP BARRY ZITO
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. C JOHNNY MONELL (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

UPDATED: 3/29/14

SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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2014 National League Central Lineups

National League Central

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NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

  • SOS facing National League East and West: .431 (3RD NL) (6TH MLB)
  • SOS facing American League East: .534 (1ST NL) (1ST MLB)
  • NL Central SOS: .495 (2ND NL) (3RD MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, PITTSBURGH PIRATES, CINCINNATI REDS

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Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO CUBS

  • 2013 RECORD: 66-96
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 22 (RANK #3)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 29 (RANK#2, 11)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: CHICAGO WHITE SOX
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 78
  • 2014 SOS: .475 (5TH NL CENTRAL) (14TH NL) (29TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 5TH PLACE NL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. SS 13 STARLIN CASTRO (R)
  2. 2B 24 LUIS VALBUENA (L)
  3. 1B 44 ANTHONY RIZZO (L)
  4. RF 19 NATE SCHIERHOLTZ (L)
  5. 3B 30 MIKE OLT (R)
  6. LF 21 JUNIOR LAKE (R)
  7. C 53 WELINGTON CASTILLO (R)
  8. CF 6 RYAN SWEENEY (R)

BENCH

  • C 38 JOHN BAKER (L)
  • 2B 15 DARWIN BARNEY (R)
  • IF/OF EMILIO BONIFACIO (S)
  • OF 51 RYAN KALISH (L)
  • OF 20 JUSTIN RUGGIANO (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 29 JEFF SAMARDZIJA (R)
  2. 36 EDWIN JACKSON (R)
  3. 39 JASON HAMMEL (R)
  4. 37 TRAVIS WOOD (L)
  5. 18 CHRIS RUSIN (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 41 JOSE VERAS (R)
  • SU 46 PEDRO STROP (R)
  • SU 40 JAMES RUSSELL (L)
  • MID 33 CARLOS VILLANUEVA (R)
  • MID 53 WESLEY WRIGHT (L)
  • MID 62 ALBERTO CABRERA (R)
  • LR 56 HECTOR RONDON (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 49 JAKE ARRIETA (R) (SHOULDER TIGHTNESS)
  • RP 11 KYUJI FUJIKAWA (R) (TOMMY JOHN)(POSSIBLE RETURN IN 2ND HALF OF 2014)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. C JOHN BAKER
  2. IF/OF EMILIO BONIFACIO
  3. OF RYAN KALISH
  4. SP JASON HAMMEL
  5. RP JOSE VERAS
  6. RP WESLEY WRIGHT
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. 1B/3B MAT GAMEL (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. C GEORGE KOTTARAS (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  2. OF JUSTIN RUGGIANO (MIAMI MARLINS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C DIONER NAVARRO (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)
  2. SP SCOTT BAKER (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  3. RP KEVIN GREGG
  4. RP MATT GUERRIER (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF BRIAN BOGUSEVIC (MIAMI MARLINS)

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Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI REDS

  • 2013 RECORD: 90-72
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 1,8)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 23 (RANK#2-3)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: CLEVELAND INDIANS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 88
  • 2014 SOS: .511 (T-1ST NL CENTRAL) (T-4TH NL) (T-8TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 2ND PLACE NL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 6 CF BILLY HAMILTON (S)
  2. 4 2B BRANDON PHILLIPS (R)
  3. 19 1B JOEY VOTTO (L)
  4. 32 RF JAY BRUCE (L)
  5. 48 LF RYAN LUDWICK (R)
  6. 21 3B TODD FRAZIER (R)
  7. 39 C DEVIN MESORACO (R)
  8. 2 SS ZACK COZART (R)

BENCH

  • 29 C BRAYAN PENA (S)
  • 50 1B NEFTALI SOTO (R)
  • 7 IF RAMON SANTIAGO (S)
  • 15 OF ROGER BERNADINA (L)
  • 28 OF CHRIS HEISEY (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 47 JOHNNY CUETO (R)
  2. 34 HOMER BAILEY (R)
  3. 44 MIKE LEAKE (R)
  4. 52 TONY CINGRANI (L)
  5. 31 ALFREDO SIMON (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 60 J.J. HOOVER (R)
  • SU 63 SAM LeCURE (R)
  • SU 43 MANNY PARRA (L)
  • MID 58 NICK CHRISTIANI (R)
  • MID 53 PEDRO BEATO (R)
  • MID 66 LOGAN ONDRUSEK (R)
  • LR 41 BRETT MARSHALL (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 2B/OF 25 SKIP SCHUMAKER (L)(DISLOCATED SHOULDER)(EXPECTED TO MISS APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH)
  • 3B/1B 9 JACK HANNAHAN (L)(SHOULDER SURGERY)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP 55 MAT LATOS (R)(TORN MENISCUS IN KNEE)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 51 JONATHAN BROXTON (R) (FLEXOR MASS STRAIN)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 54 AROLDIS CHAPMAN (L)(FRACTURES ABOVE EYE AND NOSE)(ESTIMATED 6-8 WEEK RECOVERY PERIOD)
  • RP 45 SEAN MARSHALL (L)(SHOULDER TENDINITIS)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. C BRAYAN PENA
  2. IF RAMON SANTIAGO
  3. OF ROGER BERNADINA
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP DAVID HOLMBERG (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  • WAIVERS
  1. RP PEDRO BEATO (BOSTON RED SOX)
  2. SP/RP BRETT MARSHALL (CHICAGO CUBS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SS/2B/3B CESAR IZTURIS (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  2. CF/LF SHIN-SOO CHOO (TEXAS RANGERS)
  3. SP BRONSON ARROYO (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  4. RP ZACH DUKE (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  5. RP NICK MASSET (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. C RYAN HANIGAN (TAMPA BAY RAYS)

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Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

  • 2013 RECORD: 74-88
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 16 (RANK# 3)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 30 (RANK# 14)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: MINNESOTA TWINS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 82
  • 2014 SOS: .477 (4TH NL CENTRAL) (13TH NL) (28TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 4TH PLACE NL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 27 CF CARLOS GOMEZ (R)
  2. 9 SS JEAN SEGURA (R)
  3. 8 RF RYAN BRAUN (R)
  4. 16 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ (R)
  5. 20 C JONATHAN LUCROY (R)
  6. 24 1B LYLE OVERBAY (L)
  7. 18 LF KHRIS DAVIS (R)
  8. 18 2B SCOOTER GENNETT (L)

BENCH

  • 12 C/1B MARTIN MALDONADO (R)
  • 1B/3B MARK REYNOLDS (R)
  • 23 2B RICKIE WEEKS (R)
  • 14 IF JEFF BIANCHI (R)
  • 1 OF LOGAN SCHAFER (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 49 YOVANI GALLARDO (R)
  2. 26 KYLE LOHSE (R)
  3. 22 MATT GARZA (R)
  4. 41 MARCO ESTRADA (R)
  5. 38 WILY PERALTA (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 29 JIM HENDERSON (R)
  • SU FRANCISCO RODRIGEZ (R)
  • SU 53 BRANDON KINTZLER (R)
  • MID 13 WILL SMITH (L)
  • MID 30 TYLER THORNBURG (R)
  • MID 51 WEI-CHUNG WANG (L)
  • LR 59 ZACH DUKE (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 32 TOM GORZELANNY (L)(SHOULDER SURGERY)

RESTRICTED LIST

  • RP/SP 65 MIGUEL De Los SANTOS (L)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 1B LYLE OVERBAY
  2. 1B/3B MARK REYNOLDS
  3. SP MATT GARZA
  4. RP FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ
  5. RP ZACH DUKE
  • RULE 5 DRAFT
  1. RP WEI-CHUNG WANG (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. RP/SP WILL SMITH (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  2. SP LUIS ORTEGA (BOSTON RED SOX)
  • WAIVERS
  1. IF/OF ELIAN HERRERA (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. 1B/RF COREY HART (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  2. 1B/3B YUNIESKY BETANCOURT (ORTIX-JAPAN)
  3. RP MIKE GONZALEZ (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF NORICHIKA AOKI (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  2. RP BURKE BADENHOP (BOSTON RED SOX)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. 1B/3B MAT GAMEL (CHICAGO CUBS)

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Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

  • 2013 RECORD: 94-68
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK#12, 15-16, 24)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 20 (RANK# 20)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: DETROIT TIGERS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 83
  • 2014 SOS: .511 (T-1ST NL CENTRAL) (T-4TH NL) (T-8TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 3RD PLACE NL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 6 LF STARLING MARTE (R)
  2. 10 SS JORDY MERCER (R)
  3. 22 CF ANDREW McCUTCHEN (R)
  4. 24 3B PEDRO ALVAREZ (L)
  5. 18 2B NEIL WALKER (S)
  6. 55 C RUSSELL MARTIN (R)
  7. 17 1B GABY SANCHEZ (R)
  8. 31 RF JOSE TABATA (R)

BENCH

  • 26 C TONY SANCHEZ (R)
  • 3 1B/OF TRAVIS ISHIKAWA (L)
  • 12 IF CLINT BARMES (R)
  • 5 IF/OF JOSH HARRISON (R)
  • 23 OF TRAVIS SNIDER (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 47 FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L)
  2. 45 GERRIT COLE (R)
  3. 51 WANDY RODRIGUEZ (L)
  4. 50 CHARLIE MORTON (R)
  5. 36 EDINSON VOLQUEZ (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 39 JASON GRILLI (R)
  • SU 35 MARK MELANCON (R)
  • SU 44 TONY WATSON (L)
  • MID 37 JUSTIN WILSON (L)
  • MID 38 STOLMY PIMENTEL (R)
  • MID 32 VIN MAZZARO (R)
  • LR 30 JEANMAR GOMEZ (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 1B/OF TRAVIS ISHIKAWA
  2. SP EDINSON VOLQUEZ
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP VANCE WORLEY (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  2. RP DUKE WELKER (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  3. OF JAFF DECKER (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  4. C CHRIS STEWART (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  5. 1B CHRIS McGUINESS (TEXAS RANGERS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. IF BRENT MOREL (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C JOHN BUCK (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  2. 1B JUSTIN MORNEAU (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  3. OF MARLON BYRD (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  4. SP A.J. BURNETT (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  5. SP/RP JEFF KARSTENS
  6. RP KYLE FARNSWORTH (NEW YORK METS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. RP MILES MIKOLAS (TEXAS RANGERS)
  2. RP KYLE HAYNES (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  3. OF ALEX DICKERSON (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  4. SP/RP KRIS JOHNSON (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. 1B/OF JERRY SANDS (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  2. RP RYAN REID (NEW YORK METS)

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St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

  • 2013 RECORD: 97-65
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK #4, 9-10)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 12 (RANK# 1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: KANSAS CITY ROYALS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 98
  • 2014 SOS: .499 (3RD NL CENTRAL) (T-7TH NL) (T-16TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 1ST PLACE NL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 13 3B MATT CARPENTER (L)
  2. 16 2B KOLTEN WONG (L)
  3. 7 MATT HOLLIDAY (R)
  4. 21 RF ALLEN CRAIG (R)
  5. 4 C YADIER MOLINA (R)
  6. 32 1B MATT ADAMS (L)
  7. 27 SS JHONNY PERALTA (R)
  8. 8 CF PETER BOURJOS (R)

BENCH

  • 48 C/3B TONY CRUZ (R)
  • 3 2B MARK ELLIS (R)
  • 33 IF DANIEL DESCALSO (L)
  • 19 OF JON JAY (L)
  • 43 OF SHANE ROBINSON (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 50 ADAM WAINWRIGHT (R)
  2. 52 MICHAEL WACHA (R)
  3. 31 LANCE LYNN (R)
  4. 40 SHELBY MILLER (R)
  5. 58 JOE KELLY (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 26 TREVOR ROSENTHAL (R)
  • SU 62 CARLOS MARTINEZ (R)
  • SU 46 KEVIN SIEGRIST (L)
  • MID 61 SETH MANESS (R)
  • MID 36 RANDY CHOATE (L)
  • MID 41 PAT NESHEK (R)
  • LR 65 KEITH BUTLER (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 54 JAIME GARCIA (L)(SHOULDER DISCOMFORT)(DOUBTFUL FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 30 JASON MOTTE (R) (TOMMY JOHN)(DOUBTFUL FOR START OF SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. SS JHONNY PERALTA
  2. 2B MARK ELLIS
  3. RP PAT NESHEK
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. OF PETER BOURJOS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. OF RANDAL GRICHUK (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. OF JOEY BUTLER (TEXAS RANGERS)
  2. OF RAFAEL ORTEGA (TEXAS RANGERS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SS RAFAEL FURCAL (MIAMI MARLINS)
  2. RF CARLOS BELTRAN (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  3. SP CHRIS CARPENTER (RETIRED)
  4. SP/RP JAKE WESTBROOK (RETIRED)
  5. RP EDWARD MUJICA (BOSTON RED SOX)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. 3B DAVID FREESE (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. RP FERNANDO SALAS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. IF RYAN JACKSON (HOUSTON ASTROS)

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SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

Cross River Rivalry, 2nd Edition (MEN)

Feb 4th

Want to catch up with the 1st edition? here it is.

If you haven’t followed my blogs, that was the start of something big. Sure a high school game wasn’t the idea start, but it was “The Game” for my Alma mater. The Alma mater that I do mention of is Little Miami. Yeah, I went to the high school down by the river. 

As the unfortunate news of this edition, I will simply not bring the game coverage I did in the 1st edition. Why ask? College. I commit my free time to readers like you. During the time of tonight’s game, I’ll be sitting in night class, learning if a market product should be tested. I’m not going to bore you with the Marketing Research. I do enjoy doing this and will typically type these posts in your sleep. Committing is one thing, but it all depends on committing on the right thing.

As stated, I will provide Pre-Game notes and a Prediction.

Date: February 4th, 2014

Tip Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Little Miami High School; Morrow, Ohio

Kings Knights

Record: 12-6 (8-3, 3rd ECC)

Statistical Leaders

Points: Matt James-10.4 PPG

Rebounds: Matt James-7.2 RPG

Assists: Cameron Fails-3.4 APG

Little Miami Panthers

Record: 7-12 (5-9, 5th SWOC)/Eliminated from SWOC title.

Statistical Leaders

Points: Cole Christman-8.3 PPG

Rebounds: Jon Kauffman-6.3 RPG

Assists: Austin Hinds-3.3 APG

PREDICTION

Kings 53, Little Miami 51.

Why So close? Because of advanced math. Last time the result was that close was when some guy named “Brewster” showed a disturbing hand gesture to the Rat Pack in a 53-51 Kings win. Actually, that’s not true. Nick Bird had his Sean Kilpatrick touch and sank both free throws with 0.2 left, nail biter.

Sometimes you feel the burden to go against your Alma, but I did went against UC in the January 30th game against Louisville. Guess what happened in that game. I had faith in my alma mater, but they got to take care of the game to win. I’ve seen plenty of these games between the two and Kings has managed it their way, holding to the ball till they find a shot. That’s one of the reasons why I hate high school basketball, they need shot clock.

Maybe if Little Miami wins, then this  Instagram photo will mean nothing? Who knows, these two have played since the 70s and will do more games in the future.

Conference Logos

2014 National League East Lineups

National League East

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NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

  • SOS facing National League Central and West: .506 (1ST NL, 2ND MLB)
  • SO facing American League West: .477 (3RD NL, 6TH MLB)
  • NL East SOS: .500 (1ST NL, 3RD MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: ATLANTA BRAVES & WASHINGTON NATIONALS

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DISCLAIMER(S): The 25 Man Roster will update occasionally throughout the off season. The rankings reflect on Wins, Strength of Schedule and Opponents Strength of Schedule. Natural Opponent is the 2014 Interleague Opponent the team will face in 2 2 game series in 2014. The Expected Wins is a measure of minimum wins the team should have in 2014, this is not a direct reflection of standings and will not be final result. Lineups are sourced by MLB DEPTH CHARTS. Injuries do affect the expected win amount and possibility of being a playoff contender. 

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Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA BRAVES

  • 2013 RECORD: 96-66
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANKING # 2)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 14 (RANKING # 15)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: BOSTON RED SOX
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 95
  • 2014 SOS: .509 (2ND NL EAST) (6TH NL) (11TH MLB)
  • 2014 PREDICTED FINISH: 1ST PLACE NL EAST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 22 RF JASON HEYWARD (L)
  2. 2 B.J. UPTON (R)
  3. 5 FREDDIE FREEMAN (L)
  4. 23 3B CHRIS JOHNSON (R)
  5. 8 LF JUSTIN UPTON (R)
  6. 26 2B DAN UGGLA (R)
  7. 24 C EVAN GATTIS (R)
  8. 19 SS ANDRELTON SIMMONS (R)

BENCH

  • 11 C GERALD LAIRD (R)
  • 4 1B/OF RYAN DOUMIT (S)
  • 14 IF RAMIRO PENA (S)
  • 1 IF/OF TYLER PASTORNICKY (R)
  • 17 OF JORDAN SCHAFER (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 49 JULIO TEHERAN (R)
  2. 40 ALEX WOOD (L)
  3. 34 AARON HARANG (R)
  4. 57 DAVID HALE (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 46 CRAIG KIMBREL (R)
  • SU 48 DAVID CARPENTER (R)
  • SU  43 LUIS AVILAN (L)
  • MID 52 JORDAN WALDEN (R)
  • MID 80 ATHAHUALPA SEVERINO (L)
  • MID 38 ANTHONY VARVARO (R)
  • MID 82 IAN THOMAS (L)
  • LR 73 GUS SCHLOSSER (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 37 BRANDON BEACHY (R)(TOMMY JOHN)(OUT 12-18 MONTHS)
  • SP 32 GAVIN FLOYD (R) (TOMMY JOHN)(RETURN POSSIBLITY MAY 2014)
  • RP 53 CORY GEARRIN (R) (SPRAINED ELBOW)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP 54 KRIS MEDLEN (R)(TOMMY JOHN)(OUT 12-18 MONTHS)
  • SP 36 MIKE MINOR (L)(SHOULDER TENDINITIS)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 39 JONNY VENTERS (L) (TOMMY JOHN)(RETURN POSSIBILITY JUNE 2014)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. SP AARON HARANG
  2. SP GAVIN FLOYD
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. C/OF RYAN DOUMIT (MINNESOTA TWINS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C BRAIN McCANN (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  2. OF REED JOHNSON (MIAMI MARLINS)
  3. SP TIM HUDSON (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)
  4. SP PAUL MAHOLM (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  5. RP LUIS AYALA (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  6. RP SCOTT DOWNS (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  7. KAMERON LOE (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)
  8. ERIC O’FLAHERTY (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP SEAN GILMARTIN (MINNESOTA TWINS)

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Miami Marlins

MIAMI MARLINS

  • 2013 RECORD: 62-100
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 25 (RANKING # 1, 16, 18
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 30 (RANKING # 2, 3, 6-13)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: TAMPA BAY RAYS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 81
  • 2014 SOS: .514 (1ST NL EAST) (2ND NL) (5TH MLB)
  • 2014 PREDICTED FINISH: 4TH PLACE NL EAST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 21 LF CHRISTIAN YELICH (L)
  2. 32 2B DEREK DIETRICH (L)
  3. 27 RF GIANCARLO STANTON (R)
  4. 1B GARRETT JONES (L)
  5. 39 C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA (S)
  6. 48 CF MARCELL OZUNA (R)
  7. 3B CASEY McGEHEE (R)
  8. 3 SS ADEINY HECHAVARRIA (R)

BENCH

  • 6 C JEFF MATHIS (R)
  • 29 3B/1B GREG DOBBS (L)
  • 59 IF ED LUCAS (R)
  • IF/OF JEFF BAKER (R)
  • 5 OF REED JOHNSON (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 16 JOSE FERNANDEZ (R)
  2. 24 NATHAN EOVALDI (R)
  3. 37 HENDERSON ALVAREZ (R)
  4. 33 JACOB TUNER (R)
  5. 34 TOM KOEHLER (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 31 STEVE CISHEK (R)
  • SU 40 MIKE DUNN (L)
  • SU 44 A.J. RAMOS (R)
  • MID 43 DAN JENNINGS (L)
  • MID CARLOS MARMOL (R)
  • MID 52 BRAD HAND (L)
  • LR 45 KEVIN SLOWEY (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 2B 15 RAFAEL FURCAL (S)(STRAINED HAMSTRING)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA
  2. 3B CASEY McGEHEE
  3. 1B/OF GARRETT JONES
  4. 2B/SS RAFAEL FURCAL
  5. RP CARLOS MARMOL
  6. IF/OF JEFF BAKER
  7. OF REED JOHNSON
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. OF BRIAN BOGUSEVIC (CHICAGO CUBS)
  2. RP CARTER CAPPS (SEATTLE MARINERS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. 3B PLACIDO POLANCO
  2. LF MATT DIAZ
  3. OF AUSTIN KEARNS
  4. LF JUAN PIERRE
  5. RP CHAD QUALLS (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. OF/IF JIMMY PAREDES (BALTIMORE ORIOLES
  2. SP ALEX SANABIA (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  3. RP JOSH WALL (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF JUSTIN RUGGIANO (CHICAGO CUBS)
  2. OF LOGAN MORRISON (SEATTLE MARINERS)

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New York Mets

NEW YORK METS

  • 2013 RECORD: 74-88
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING:  13 (RANKING # 1)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 25 (RANKING # 10)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: NEW YORK YANKEES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 82
  • 2014 SOS: .499 (3RD NL EAST) (T-7TH NL) (T-16TH MLB)
  • 2014 PREDICTED FINISH: 3RD PLACE NL EAST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 22 LF ERIC YOUNG JR (S)
  2. 28 2B DANIEL MURPHY (L)
  3. 5 3B DAVID WRIGHT (R)
  4. 3 RF CURTIS GRANDERSON (L)
  5. 1 CF CHRIS YOUNG (R)
  6. 29 1B IKE DAVIS (L)
  7. 15 C TRAVIS d’ARNAUD (R)
  8. 11 SS RUBEN TEJADA (R)

BENCH

  • 20 C ANTHONY RECKER (R)
  • 21 1B/OF LUCAS DUDA (L)
  • 0 IF OMAR QUINTANILLA (L) (NON-ROSTER INVITE)
  • 13 IF JOSH SATIN (R)
  • 30  OF/1B ANDREW BROWN (R)
  • 12 OF JUAN LAGARES (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 35 DILLON GEE (R)
  2. 40 BAROLO COLON (R)
  3. 45 ZACK WHEELER (R)
  4. 16 DAISUKE MATSUZAKA (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 39 BOBBY PARNELL (R)
  • SU 44 JOSE VALVERDE (R)
  • SU 56 SCOTT RICE (L)
  • MID 27 JEURYS FAMILIA (R)
  • MID 71 GONZALEZ GERMEN (R)
  • MID 52 CARLOS TORRES (R)
  • LR 32 JOHN LANNAN (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 33 MATT HARVEY (TOMMY JOHN)(EXPECTED TO MISS ENTIRE 2014 SEASON)
  • SP 49 JON NIESE (ELBOW DISCOMFORT)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. OF CHRIS YOUNG
  2. OF CURTIS GRANDERSON
  3. SP BARTOLO COLON
  4. RP JOSE VALVEREDE
  5. RP JOHN LANNAN
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. RP RYAN REID (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP AARON HARANG (CLEVELAND INDIANS)
  2. SP JOHAN SANTANA (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  3. RP DAVID AARDSMA (CLEVELAND INDIANS)
  4. RP TIM BYRDAK
  5. RP PEDRO FELICIANO
  6. RP FRANK FRANCISCO
  7. RP LaTROY HAWKINS (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. 1B/OF MIKE BAXTER (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  2. RP ROBERT CARSON (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP/RP SETH ROSIN (SELECTED FROM PHILLIES IN RULE 5 DRAFT; TRADED TO LOS ANGELES DODGERS)

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Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

  • 2013 RECORD: 73-89
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 11 (RANKING # 3)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 26 (RANKING # 13)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: TORONTO BLUE JAYS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 80
  • 2014 SOS: .483 (5TH PLACE NL EAST) (T-11TH NL) (T-22ND MLB)
  • 2014 PREDICTED FINISH: 5TH PLACE NL EAST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 2 CF BEN REVERE (L)
  2. 11 SS JIMMY ROLLINS (S)
  3. 26 2B CHASE UTLEY (L)
  4. 6 1B RYAN HOWARD (L)
  5. 3 RF MARLON BYRD (R)
  6. 9 LF DOMONIC BROWN (L)
  7. 51 C CARLOS RUIZ (R)
  8. 25 3B CODY ASCHE (L)

BENCH

  • 21 C WIL NIEVES (R)
  • 15 OF/1B JOHN MAYBERRY (R)
  • 17 IF REID BRIGNAC (L)
  • 16 IF/OF CESAR HERNANDEZ (S)
  • 19 OF TONY GWYNN JR. (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 33 CLIFF LEE (L)
  2. 34 A.J. BURNETT (R)
  3. 38 KYLE KENDRICK (R)
  4. 27 ROBERTO HERNANDEZ (R)
  5. 60 JEFF MANSHIP (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 58 JONATHAN PAPELBON (R)
  • SU 59 ANTONIO BASTARDO (L)
  • SU 31 BRAD LINCOLN (R)
  • MID 63 JAKE DIEKMAN (L)
  • MID 79 JUSTIN De FRATUS (R)
  • MID 53 B.J. ROSENBERG (R)
  • LR 50 SHAWN CAMP (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 1B/OF 18 DARIN RUF (R)(STRAINED OBLIQUE)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • IF/OF 13 FREDDY GALVIS (S)(STAPH INFECTION)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP 35 COLE HAMELS (L) (SHOULDER TENDINITIS)(SHOULD RETURN START OF SEASON)
  • RP 37 MIKE ADAMS (R) (SHOULDER)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. OF MARLON BYRD
  2. C WIL NIEVES
  3. IF REID BRIGNAC
  4. OF TONY GWYNN JR
  5. SP ROBERTO HERNANDEZ
  6. SP A.J. BURNETT
  7. SP JEFF MANSHIP
  8. RP SHAWN CAMP
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. RP BRAD LINCOLN (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. ROY HALLADAY (RETIRED)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. RP JOE SAVERY (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  2. SP TYLER CLOYD (CLEVELAND INDIANS)
  3. RP RAUL VALDES (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. C ERIK KRATZ (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)
  2. SP ROB RASMUSSEN (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)

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Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

  • 2013 RECORD: 86-76
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANKING # 1)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 20 (RANKING # 18)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: BALTIMORE ORIOLES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 88
  • 2014 SOS: .495 (4TH NL EAST) (9TH NL) (18TH MLB)
  • 2014 PREDICTED FINISH: 2ND PLACE NL EAST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 2 CF DENARD SPAN (L)
  2. 20 SS IAN DESMOND (R)
  3. 28 RF JAYSON WERTH (R)
  4. 11 3B RYAN ZIMMERMAN (R)
  5. 34 LF BRYCE HARPER (L)
  6. 25 1B ADAM LaROCHE (L)
  7. 40 C WILSON RAMOS (R)
  8. 6 2B ANTHONY RENDON (R)

BENCH

  • 59 C JOSE LOBATON (S)
  • 8 IF DANNY ESPINOSA (S)
  • IF KEVEN FRANDSEN (R)
  • 7 OF SCOTT HAIRSTON (R)
  • 15 OF NATE McLOUTH (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 37 STEPHEN STRASBURG (R)
  2. 47 GIO GONZALEZ (L)
  3. 27 JORDAN ZIMMERMAN (R)
  4. 58 DOUG FISTER (R)
  5. 57 TANNER ROARK (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 29 RAFAEL SORIANO (R)
  • SU 36 TYLER CLIPPARD (R)
  • SU 22 DREW STOREN (R)
  • MID 35 CRAIG STAMMEN (R)
  • MID 13 JERRY BLEVINS (L)
  • MID 30 AARON BARRETT (R)
  • LR 43 ROSS DETWILER (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 51 ERIK DAVIS (SPRAINED ELBOW)(SHUT DOWN 2-4 WEEKS, POSSIBLE SURGERY)
  • SP/RP ROSS OHLENDORF (STRAINED LUMBAR)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. OF NATE McLOUTH
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP DOUG FISTER (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. RP JERRY BLEVINS (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  3. C JOSE LOBATON (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  4. OF DREW VETTLESON (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  5. SP FELIPE RIVERO (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  6. OF JOHN WOOTEN (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF CHAD TRACY (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. SP DAN HAREN (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP NATE KARNS (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  2. OF COREY BROWN (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  3. OF BILLY BURNS (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  4. IF/OF STEVE LOMBARDOZZI (DETROIT TIGERS)
  5. SP ROBBIE RAY (DETROIT TIGERS)
  6. RP IAN KROL (DETROIT TIGERS)
  7. RP FERNANDO ABAD (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)

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UPDATED: 3/27/14

SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

2014 American League West Lineups

American League West

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST

  • SOS facing American League East and Central: .514 (1ST AL, 1ST MLB)
  • SOS facing National League East: .483 (3RD AL, 5TH MLB)
  • AL West SOS: .492 (3RD AL, 5TH MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: OAKLAND ATHLETICS

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DISCLAIMER(S): The 25 Man Roster will update occasionally throughout the off season. The rankings reflect on Wins, Strength of Schedule and Opponents Strength of Schedule. Natural Opponent is the 2014 Interleague Opponent the team will face in 2 2 game series in 2014. The Expected Wins is a measure of minimum wins the team should have in 2014, this is not a direct reflection of standings and will not be final result. Lineups are sourced by MLB DEPTH CHARTS. Injuries do affect the expected win amount and possibility of being a playoff contender. 

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Houston Astros

HOUSTON ASTROS

  • 2013 RECORD: 51-11
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 22 (RANKING #2)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 30 (RANKING #1,5, 15-24)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 73
  • 2014 SOS: .504 (2ND AL WEST) (7TH AL) (13TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 5TH PLACE AL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 21 CF DEXTER FOWLER (S)
  2. 19 LF ROBBIE GROSSMAN (S)
  3. 27 2B JOSE ALTUVE (R)
  4. 15 C JASON CASTRO (L)
  5. 23 DH CHRIS CARTER (R)
  6. 1B 59 MARC KRAUSS (L)
  7. 30 3B MATT DOMINGUEZ (R)
  8. 28 RF L.J. HOES (R)
  9. 6 SS JONATHAN VILLAR (S)

BENCH

  • C 22 CARLOS CORPORAN (S)
  • 1B/OF JESUS GUZMAN (R)
  • 9 IF MARWIN GONZALEZ (S)
  • ALEX PRESLEY (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 46 SCOTT FELDMAN (R)
  2. 48 JARRED COSART (R)
  3. 65 BRETT OBERHOLTZER (L)
  4. 64 LUCAS HARRELL (R)
  5. 60 DALLAS KEUCHEL (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL CHAD QUALLS (R)
  • CL MATT ALBERS (R)
  • CL 50 JOSH FIELDS (R)
  • SU 66 KEVIN CHAPMAN (L)
  • MID 45 ANTHONY BASS (R)
  • MID 43 BRAD PEACOCK (R)
  • LR 36 JEROME WILLIAMS (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP/RP 43 ALEX WHITE (R)(TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP 59 ASHER WOJCIECHOWSKI (R)(STRAINED LAT)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 26 JESSE CRAIN (R) (STRAINED SHOULDER)(DOUBTFUL FOR START OF SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. SP SCOTT FELDMAN
  2. RP CHAD QUALLS
  3. RP MATT ALBERS
  4. RP BRAD PEACOCK
  5. RP JESSE CRAIN
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. CF DEXTER FOWLER (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  2. 1B/OF JESUS GUZMAN (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  3. RP ANTHONY BASS (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. OF ALEX PRESLEY (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  2. SP/RP COLLIN McHUGH (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  3. IF RYAN JACKSON (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  4. RP DARIN DOWNS (DETROIT TIGERS)
  5. RP RAUL VALDES (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. SP/RP ERIK BEDARD (L)
  • TRADE(2014 TEAM)
  1. IF RYAN JACKSON (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  2. OF BRANDON BARNES (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  3. SP JORDAN LYLES (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. IF JAKE ELMORE (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  2. OF JIMMY PAREDES (MIAMI MARLINS)

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Los Angeles Angels

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

  • 2013 RECORD: 78-84
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 10 (RANKING #1)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 30 (RANKING # 4)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: LOS ANGELES DODGERS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 78
  • 2014 SOS: .510 (1ST AL WEST) (5TH AL) (10TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 3RD PLACE AL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 56 RF KOLE CALHOUN (L)
  2. 27 CF MIKE TROUT (R)
  3. 5 1B ALBERT PUJOLS (R)
  4. 32 LF JOSH HAMILTON (L)
  5. 6 3B DAVID FREESE (R)
  6. 28 DH RAUL IBANEZ (L)
  7. 47 2B HOWIE KENDRICK (L)
  8. 2 SS ERICK AYBAR (S)
  9. 17 C CHRIS IANETTA (R)

BENCH

  • 16 C HANK COGNER (S)
  • 10 IF GRANT GREEN (R)
  • 18 IF JOHN McDONALD (R)
  • 0 OF COLLIN COWGILL (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 36 JERED WEAVER (R)
  2. 33 C.J. WILSON (L)
  3. 43 GARRETT RICHARDS (R)
  4. 53 HECTOR SANTIAGO (L)
  5. 45 TYLER SKAGGS (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 49 ERNESTO FRIERI (R)
  • SU 38 JOE SMITH (R)
  • SU 40 KEVIN JEPSEN (R)
  • MID 63 NICK MARONDE (L)
  • MID 59 FERNANDO SALAS (R)
  • MID 99 BRANDON LYON (R)
  • LR 66 JOSE ALVAREZ

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 24 SEAN BURNETT (L)(FLEXOR TENDON SURGERY)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 65 DANE De LA ROSA (R)(STRAINED FOREARM)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP 60 BRIAN MORAN (L)(ELBOW INFLAMMATION)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. DH RAUL IBANEZ
  2. IF JOHN McDONALD
  3. RP JOE SMITH
  4. RP BRANDON LYON
  • WAIVERS (2013 TEAM)
  1. RP ROBERT CARSON (NEW YORK METS)
  2. RP JOSH WALL (MIAMI MARLINS)
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP JOSE ALVAREZ (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. RP BRIAN MORAN (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)
  3. 3B DAVID FREESE (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  4. SP HECTOR SANTIAGO (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  5. SP TYLER SKAGGS (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  6. RP FERNANDO SALAS (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP JASON VARGAS (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF ANDREW ROMINE (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. SP A.J. SCHUGEL (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  3. OF MARK TRUMBO (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  4. OF PETER BOURJOS (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  5. OF RANDAL GRICHUK (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. OF TRAVIS WITHERSPOON (SEATTLE MARINERS)

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Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

  • 2013 RECORD: 96-66
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANKING # 1)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 17 (RANKING # 3)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 89
  • 2014 SOS: .478 (T-4TH AL WEST) (T-14TH AL) (T-26TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 1ST PLACE AL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 4 CF COCO CRISP (S)
  2. 20 3B JOSH DONALDSON (R)
  3. 8 SS JED LOWRIE (S)
  4. 52 LF YOENIS CESPEDES (R)
  5. 37 DH BRANDON MOSS (L)
  6. 16 RF JOSH REDDICK (L)
  7. 5 C JOHN JASO (L)
  8. 2B ERIC SOGARD (L)
  9. 1B 10 DARIC BARTON (L)

BENCH

  • 36 C DEREK NORRIS (R)
  • 18 IF ALBERTO CALLASPO (S)
  • IF NICK PUNTO (S)
  • 23 OF MICHAEL TAYLOR

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 54 SONNY GRAY (R)
  2. 26 SCOTT KAZMIR (L)
  3. 60 JESSE CHAVEZ (R)
  4. 67 DAN STRAILY (R)
  5. 57 TOMMY BILONE (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 45 JIM JOHNSON (R)
  • SU44 LUKE GREGERSON (R)
  • SU 62 SEAN DOOLITTLE (L)
  • MID 61 DANNY OTERO (R)
  • MID 56 FERNANDO ABAD (L)
  • MID 50 JOE SAVERY (L)
  • LR 58 EVAN SCRIBNER (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • OF 3 CRAIG GENTRY (R) (LOWER BACK STRAIN)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP 64 A.J. GRIFFIN (R) (ELBOW TENDINITIS)(SHUT DOWN FOR THREE WEEKS)
  • SP 11 JARROD PARKER (R) (TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(OUT 12-18 MONTHS)
  • RP 48 RYAN COOK (R) (SHOULDER INFLAMMATION)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • RP ERIC O’FLAHERTY (L) (TOMMY JOHN)(LIKELY OUT UNTIL AT LEAST MID-SEASON)
  • RP 33 FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ (R) (TOMMY JOHN)(ON TRACK FOR START OF SPRING TRAINING 2014)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. IF NICK PUNTO
  2. SP SCOTT KAZMIR
  3. RP ERIC O’FLAHERTY
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. OF KENT MATTHES (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  2. RP JOE SAVERY (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  3. C/OF CHRIS GIMENEZ (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. IF JAKE ELMORE (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  2. OF COREY BROWN (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  3. SP DREW POMERANZ (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  4. OF CRAIG GENTRY (TEXAS RANGERS)
  5. RP JIM JOHNSON (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  6. RP LUKE GREGERSON (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  7. RP FERNANDO ABAD (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  8. OF BILLY BURNS (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  9. SP CHRIS JENSEN (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  10. SP/RP JOSH LINDBLOM (TEXAS RANGERS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C KURT SUZUKI (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  2. CF/RF/LF CHRIS YOUNG (NEW YORK METS)
  3. SP BARTOLO COLON (NEW YORK METS)
  4. RP GRANT BALFOUR (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. IF ANDY PARRINO (TEXAS RANGERS)
  2. RP PEDRO FIGUEROA (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. C DAVID FREITAS (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. RP JERRY BLEVINS (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  3. SP BRETT ANDERSON (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  4. 2B CHRIS BOSTICK (TEXAS RANGERS)
  5. OF MICHAEL CHOICE (TEXAS RANGERS)
  6. OF SETH SMITH (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  7. 2B JEMILE WEEKS (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

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Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE MARINERS

  • 2013 RECORD: 71-91
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 20 (RANKING # 4, 8, 10)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 28 (RANKING # 2)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: SAN DIEGO PADRES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 78
  • 2014 SOS: .488 (3RD PLACE AL WEST) (11TH AL) (T-20TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 4TH PLACE AL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 36 OF ABRAHAM ALMONTE (S)
  2. 15 3B KYLE SEAGER (L)
  3. 22 2B ROBINSON CANO (L)
  4. 17 1B JUSTIN SMOAK (S)
  5. 27 1B COREY HART (R)
  6. 20 LF LOGAN MORRISON (L)
  7. 13 LF DUSTIN ACKLEY (L)
  8. 3 C MIKE ZUNINO (R)
  9. 5 SS BRAD MILLER (L)

BENCH

  • 4 C JOHN BUCK (R)
  • 8 IF/OF WILLIE BLOOMQUIST (R)
  • 55 RF MICHAEL SAUNDERS (L)
  • 7 IF/OF STEFEN ROMERO (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 34 FELIX HERNANDEZ (R)
  2. 50 ERASMO RAMIREZ (R)
  3. 65 JAMES PAXTON (L)
  4. 81 ROENIS ELIAS (L)
  5. CHRIS YOUNG (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 56 FERNANDO RODNEY (R)
  • SU 40 DANNY FARQUHAR (R)
  • SU 54 TOM WILHELMSEN (R)
  • MID 41 CHARLIE FURBUSH (L)
  • MID 31 YOERVIS MEDINA (R)
  • MID 97 JOE BEIMEL (L)
  • LR 45 HECTOR NOESI (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 32 TAIJUAN WALKER (R)(SHOULDER INFLAMMATION)
  • SP 18 HISASHI IWAKUMA (R)(STRAINED TENDON ON MIDDLE FINGER)
  • RP 46 STEPHEN PRYOR (R) (SURGERY TO REPAIR TORN LAT MUSCLE)

RESTRICTED LIST

  • OF 21 FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 2B ROBINSON CANO
  2. DH COREY HART
  3. C JOHN BUCK
  4. IF/OF WILLIE BLOOMQUIST
  5. SP CHRIS YOUNG
  6. RP FERNANDO RODNEY
  7. RP JOE BEIMEL
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. LF LOGAN MORRISON (MIAMI MARLINS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. OF TRAVIS WITHERSPOON (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. 1B KENDRYS MORALES
  2. LF/RF RAUL IBANEZ (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. SP JOE SAUNDERS (TEXAS RANGERS)
  4. RP OLIVER PEREZ (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. RP CARTER CAPPS (MIAMI MARLINS)
  2. OF CARLOS PEGUERO (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)

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Texas Rangers

TEXAS RANGERS

  • 2013 RECORD: 91-72
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANKING # 3, 5-8, 11, 13, 20)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: (RANKING # 23)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: COLORADO ROCKIES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 86
  • 2014 SOS: .478 (T-4TH PLACE AL WEST) (T-14TH AL) (T-26TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 2ND PLACE AL WEST

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 17 LF SHIN-SOO CHOO (L)
  2. 1 SS ELVIS ANDRUS (R)
  3. 84 1B PRINCE FIELDER (L)
  4. 29 3B ADRIAN BELTRE (R)
  5. 51 RF ALEX RIOS (R)
  6. 18 DH MITCH MORELAND (L)
  7. 2 CF LEONYS MARTIN (L)
  8. 7 C J.P. ARENCIBIA  (R)
  9. 2B DONNIE MURPHY (R)

BENCH

  • 61 C/IF ROBINSON CHIRINOS
  • 6 3B/1B KEVIN KOUZMANOFF (R)
  • 9 IF ADAM ROSALES (R)
  • 15 OF MICHAEL CHOICE (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 52 TANNER SCHEPPERS (R)
  2. 33 MARTIN PEREZ (L)
  3. 46 ROBBIE ROSS (L)
  4. 47 JOE SAUNDERS (L)
  5. NICK MARTINEZ (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 28 JOAKIM SORIA (R)
  • SU 41 ALEXI OGANDO
  • SU 56 NEAL COTTS (L)
  • MID 44 JASON FRASOR (R)
  • MID 32 PEDRO FIGUEROA (L)
  • MID SETH ROSIN (R)
  • LR 50 MICHAEL KIRKMAN (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • C 8 GEOVANY SOTO (R)(KNEE SURGERY)(OUT 10-12 WEEKS)
  • 2B JURICKSON PROFAR (S)(MUSCLE TEAR IN SHOULDER)(OUT 8-12 WEEKS)
  • OF 43 ENGEL BELTRE (L)(FRACTURED TIBIA)(OUT INDEFINITELY)
  • SP 11 YU DARVISH (R)(NECK SORENESS)(QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • SP 54 MATT HARRISON (L)(BACK STIFFNESS)(EXPECTED TO START SEASON ON DL AND MISS AT LEAST ONE START)
  • RP 45 DEREK HOLLAND (L) (KNEE)(KNEE SURGERY)(LIKELY OUT UNTIL MID-SEASON)
  • RP 58 JOSEPH ORTIZ (L)(FRACTURED FOOT)(OUT AT LEAST THREE MONTHS)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. LF SHIN-SOO CHOO
  2. C J.P. ARENCIBIA
  3. 2B DONNIE MURPHY
  4. 3B/1B KEVIN KOUZMANOFF
  5. SP JOE SAUNDERS
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. IF DONNIE MURPHY (CHICAGO CUBS)
  2. RP SETH ROSIN (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  3. IF ANDY PARRINO (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  4. RP PEDRO FIGUEROA (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  5. OF ALEX CASTELLANOS (BOSTON RED SOX)
  6. OF RAFAEL ORTEGA (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  7. RP SHAWN TOLLESON (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  8. RP CHAZ ROE (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  9. SP EDWAR CABRERA (COLORADO ROCKIES
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. 1B PRINCE FIELDER (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. OF MICHAEL CHOICE (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  3. RP MILES MIKOLAS (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  4. 2B CHRIS BOSTICK (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C A.J. PIERZYNSKI (BOSTON RED SOX)
  2. DH LANCE BERKMAN (RETIRED)
  3. IF/OF JEFF BAKER (MIAMI MARLINS)
  4. RF NELSON CRUZ (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  5. LF/RF DAVID MURPHY (CLEVELAND INDIANS)
  6. SP MATT GARZA (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  7. RP JOE NATHAN (DETROIT TIGERS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. 2B IAN KINSLER (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. SP/RP JOSH LINDBLOM (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  3. OF CRAIG GENTRY (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  4. 1B CHRIS McGUINESS (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)

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SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

2014 American League Central Lineups

American League Central

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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

  • SOS facing American League East and West: .505 (2ND AL, 3RD MLB)
  • SOS facing National League West: .493 (2ND AL, 4TH MLB)
  • AL CENTRAL SOS: .503 (2ND AL, 2ND MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: CLEVELAND INDIANS, DETROIT TIGERS

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DISCLAIMER(S): The 25 Man Roster will update occasionally throughout the season. The rankings reflect on Wins, Strength of Schedule and Opponents Strength of Schedule. Natural Opponent is the 2014 Interleague Opponent the team will face in 2 2 game series in 2014. The Expected Wins is a measure of minimum wins the team should have in 2014, this is not a direct reflection of standings and will not be final result. Lineups are sourced by MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

  • 2013 RECORD: 63-99
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 19 (RANK# 6, 7)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 29 (RANK# 3, 10, 12-13, 16-19, 21-24)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: CHICAGO CUBS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 79
  • 2014 SOS: .481 (5TH AL CENTRAL) (12TH AL) (24TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 4TH PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 1 CF ADAM EATON (L)
  2. 30 LF ALEJANDRO De AZA (L)
  3. 79 1B JOSE DANIEL ABREU (R)
  4. 44 DH ADAM DUNN (L)
  5. 26 RF AVISAIL GARCIA (R)
  6. 10 SS ALEXEI RAMIREZ (R)
  7. 12 3B CONOR GILLASPIE (L)
  8. 5 2B MARCUS SEMIEN (R)
  9. 21 C TYLER FLOWERS (R)

BENCH

  • 32 C ADRIAN NIETO (S)
  • 14 1B PAUL KONERKO (R)
  • 28 IF/OF LEURY GARCIA (S)
  • 24 OF DAYAN VICIEDO (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 49 CHRIS SALE (L)
  2. 55 FELIPE PAULINO (R)
  3. 62 JOSE QUINTANA (L)
  4. 45 ERIK JOHNSON (R)
  5. 50 JOHN DANKS (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 65 NATHAN JONES (R)
  • SU 27 MATT LINDSTROM (R)
  • SU 57 RONALD BELISARIO (R)
  • MID 37 SCOTT DOWNS (L)
  • MID JAVY GUERRA (R)
  • MID 46 DONNIE VEAL (L)
  • LR MAIKEL CLETO (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 2B 15 GORDON BECKHAM (R)
  • IF 7 JEFF KEPPINGER (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 1B JOSE DARIEL ABREU
  2. SP FELIPE PAULINO
  3. RP RONALD BELISARIO
  4. RP SCOTT DOWNS
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. CF ADAM EATON (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  2. 3B MATT DAVIDSON (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  3. RP FRANK De LOS SANTOS (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. RP JAVY GUERRA (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  2. RP MAIKEL CLETO (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  3. C ADRIAN NEITO (WASHINGTON NATIONALS) (RULE 5 DRAFT)
  4. SP ERIC SURKAMP (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP GAVIN FLOYD (ATLANTA BRAVES)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF JAKE ELMORE (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  2. SP HECTOR SANTIAGO (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. RP ADDISON REED (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  4. OF BRANDON JACOBS (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. RP SANTOS RODRIGUEZ (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  2. 3B BRENT MOREL (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)

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Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND INDIANS

  • 2013 RECORD: 92-70
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 24)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 23 (RANK# 1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: CINCINNATI REDS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 88
  • 2014 SOS: .507 (3RD AL CENTRAL) (6TH AL) (12TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 2ND PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 6 CF NYJER MORGAN (L)
  2. 33 1B NICK SWISHER (S)
  3. 22 2B JASON KIPNIS (L)
  4. 41 DH CARLOS SANTANA (S)
  5. 23 LF MICHAEL BRANTLEY (L)
  6. 13 SS ASDRUBAL CABRERA (S)
  7. 7 RF DAVID MURPHY (L)
  8. 10 C YAN GOMES (R)
  9. 8 3B LONNIE CHISENHALL (L)

BENCH

  • 4 IF MIKE AVILES
  • 30 IF/OF ELLIOT JOHNSON
  • 9 OF RYAN RABURN

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 63 JUSTIN MASTERSON (R)
  2. 28 COREY KLUBER (R)
  3. 34 ZACH McALLISTER (R)
  4. 31 DANNY SALAZAR (R)
  5. 59 CARLOS CARRASCO (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 44 JOHN AXFORD (R)
  • SU 37 CODY ALLEN (R)
  • SU 52 VINNIE PESTANO (R)
  • MID 35 MARC RZEPCZYNSKI (L)
  • MID 27 BRYAN SHAW (R)
  • MID 88 JOSH OUTMAN (L)
  • MID 48 SCOTT ATCHINSON (R)
  • LR 43 JOSH TOMLIN (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. CF NYJER MORGAN
  2. RF DAVID MURPHY
  3. IF/OF ELLIOT JOHNSON
  4. RP JOHN AXFORD
  5. RP SCOTT ATCHINSON
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. IF JUSTIN SELLERS (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  2. RP JOSH OUTMAN (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. SP TYLER CLOYD (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C/1B KELLY SHOPPACH
  2. LF/RF JASON KUBEL (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  3. SP UBALDO JIMENEZ
  4. SP SCOTT KAZMIR (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  5. RP MATT ALBERS (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  6. RP RICH HILL (BOSTON RED SOX)
  7. RP JOE SMITH (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF DREW STUBBS (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. IF DAVID ADAMS (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. IF/OF CORD PHELPS (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

DISABLED LIST

  • 1B 25 JASON GIAMBI (FRACTURED RIB) (OUT 3-4 WEEKS)
  • CF 24 MICHAEL BOURN (STRAINED HAMSTRING) (WILL START SEASON ON DL)

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Detroit Tigers

DETROIT TIGERS

  • 2013 RECORD: 93-69
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK # 17-19)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 16 (RANK #1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: PITTSBURGH PIRATES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 91
  • 2014 SOS: .513 (2ND AL CENTRAL) (4TH AL) (7TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 1ST PLACE

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 3 2B IAN KINSLER (R)
  2. 48 RF TORII HUNTER (R)
  3. 24 1B MIGUEL CABRERA (R)
  4. 41 DH VICTOR MARTINEZ (S)
  5. 14 CF AUSTIN JACKSON (R)
  6. 13 C ALEX AVILA (L)
  7. 9 3B NICK CASTELLANOS (R)
  8. 32 LF DON KELLY (L)
  9. 27 SS ANDREW ROMINE (S)

BENCH

  • 50 C BRYAN HOLADAY (R)
  • 28 IF ALEX GONZALEZ (R)
  • 20 OF RAJAI DAVIS (R)
  • 72 OF TYLER COLLINS (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 35 JUSTIN VERLANDER (R)
  2. 37 MAX SCHERZER (R)
  3. 19 ANIBAL SANCHEZ (R)
  4. 21 RICK PORCELLO (R)
  5. 33 DREW SMYLY (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 36 JOE NATHAN (R)
  • SU 44 JOBA CHAMBERLAIN (R)
  • SU 46 IAN KROL (L)
  • MID 62 AL ALBURQUERQUE (R)
  • MID 57 EVAN REED (R)
  • MID 40 PHIL COKE (L)
  • LR 39 LUKE PUTKONEN (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. OF RAJAI DAVIS
  2. RP JOE NATHAN
  3. RP JOBA CHAMBERLAIN
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. IF ALEX GONZALEZ (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. SS ANDREW ROMINE (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. SP ROBBIE RAY (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  4. 2B IAN KINSLER (TEXAS RANGERS)
  5. RP IAN KROL (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  6. SP ROBBIE RAY (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. C BRAYAN PENA (CINCINNATI REDS)
  2. 2B OMAR INFANTE (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  3. SS/LF JHONNY PERALTA (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  4. 2B/3B/SS RAMON SANTIAGO (CINCINNATI REDS)
  5. RP JOAQUIN BENOIT (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  6. RP JEREMY BONDERMAN
  7. RP OCTAVIO DOTEL
  8. RP JOSE VERAS (CHICAGO CUBS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF/OF STEVE LOMBARDOZZI (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. SP JOSE ALVAREZ (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. 1B PRINCE FIELDER (TEXAS RANGERS)
  4. SP DOUG FISTER (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)

DISABLED LIST

  • SS 1 JOSE IGLESIAS (R)(BILATERAL TIBIAL STRESS FRACTURE)(MISS ENTIRE 2014 SEASON)
  • OF 12 ANDY DIRKS (L)(BACK SURGERY)(OUT APPROXIMATELY 12 WEEKS)
  • RP 43 BRUCE RONDON (R)(WILL UNDERGO TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(SEASON ENDING SURGERY)

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Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

  • 2013 RECORD: 86-76
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK #4)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 22 (RANK #1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 85
  • 2014 SOS: .520 (1ST AL CENTRAL) (2ND AL) (3RD MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 3RD PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 23 RF NORICHIKA AOKI (L)
  2. 14 2B OMAR INFANTE (R)
  3. 35 1B ERIC HOSMER (L)
  4. 16 DH BILLY BUTLER (R)
  5. 4 LF ALEX GORDON (L)
  6. 13 C SALVADOR PEREZ (R)
  7. 8 3B MIKE MOUSTAKAS (L)
  8. 6 CF LORENZO CAIN (R)
  9. 2 SS ALCIDES ESCOBAR (R)

BENCH

  • 12 C BRETT HAYES (R)
  • 19 IF/OF DANNY VALENCIA (R)
  • 1 OF JARROD DYSON (L)
  • 27 OF JUSTIN MAXWELL (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 33 JAMES SHIELDS (R)
  2. 51 JASON VARGAS (L)
  3. 30 YORDANO VENTURA (R)
  4. 11 JEREMY GUTHRIE (R)
  5. 52 BRUCE CHEN (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 56 GREG HOLLAND (R)
  • SU 17 WADE DAVIS (R)
  • SU 40 KEVIN HERRERA (R)
  • MID 55 TIM COLLINS (L)
  • MID 43 AARON CROW (R)
  • MID 67 FRANCISLEY BUENO (L)
  • LR 31 LOUIS COLEMAN (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 2B OMAR INFANTE
  2. SP JASON VARGAS
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. RF NORICHIKA AOKI (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  2. IF/OF DANNY VALENCIA (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  3. OF CARLOS PEGUERO (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. RP PATRICK SCHUSTER (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  2. OF/IF JIMMY PAREDES (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. 1B CARLOS PENA (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. 2B/3B MIGUEL TEJADA
  3. SP ERVIN SANTANA
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF DAVID LOUGH (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. RP/SP WILL SMITH (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  3. C GEORGE KOTTARAS (CHICAGO CUBS)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 44 LUKE HOCHEVAR (R)(TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(WILL MISS THE 2014 SEASON)

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Minnesota Twins

MINNESOTA TWINS

  • 2013 RECORD: 66-96
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 12 (RANK# 2)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 27 (RANK#1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 76
  • 2014 SOS: .493 (4TH AL CENTRAL) (10TH AL) (19TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 5TH PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 32 CF AARON HICKS (S)
  2. 2 2B BRIAN DOZIER (R)
  3. 7 1B JOE MAUER (L)
  4. 16 LF JOSH WILLINGHAM (R)
  5. 31 RF OSWALDO ARCIA (L)
  6. 24 3B TREVOR PLOUFFE (R)
  7. 13 DH JASON KUBEL (L)
  8. 8 C KURT SUZUKI (R)
  9. 25 SS PEDRO FLORIMON (S)

BENCH

  • 43 C JOSMIL PINTO (R)
  • 55 1B/OF CHRIS COLABELLO (R)
  • 5 IF EDUARDO ESCOBAR (S)
  • 1 OF ALEX PRESLEY

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 47 RICKY NOLASCO (R)
  2. 45 PHIL HUGHES (R)
  3. 30 KEVIN CORREIA (R)
  4. 37 MIKE PELFREY (R)
  5. 44 KYLE GIBSON (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 15 GLEN PERKINS (L)
  • SU 61 JARED BURTON (R)
  • SU 21 SAMEUL DEDUNO
  • MID 52 BRIAN DUENSING (L)
  • MID 50 CASEY FIEN (R)
  • MID 56 CALEB THIELBAR (L)
  • LR 51 ANTHONY SWARZAK (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. DH JASON KUBEL
  2. C KURT SUZUKI
  3. SP RICKY NOLASCO
  4. SP PHIL HUGHES
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP SEAN GILMARTIN (ATLANTA BRAVES)
  2. SP/RP KRIS JOHNSON (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP VANCE WORLEY (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  2. RP DUKE WELKER (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  3. C/OF RYAN DOUMIT (ATLANTA BRAVES)

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SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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