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

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