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

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