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Ranking MLB Lineups mid-Offseason

Being that it’s almost New Years, and Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, and Kendrys Morales are the only major bats available on the free agent market, it seems to be a good time to rank each team’s lineup, including, of course, their offseason acquisitions.

Bold indicates that this player was acquired this offseason

Below is each team’s projected starting lineup. At the bottom of the article are the rankings.

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Los Angeles Angels:

C: Chris Iannetta
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Howie Kendrick
3B: David Freese
SS: Erick Aybar
OF: Josh Hamilton
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Kole Calhoun
DH: JB Shuck

Cincinnati Reds v Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics:

C: John Jaso
1B: Brandon Moss
2B: Eric Sogard
3B: Josh Donaldson
SS: Jed Lowrie
OF: Yoenis Cespedes
OF: Coco Crisp
OF: Josh Reddick
DH: Nate Freiman

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Toronto Blue Jays:

C: Dioner Navarro
1B: Edwin Encarnacion
2B: Ryan Goins
3B: Brett Lawrie
SS: Jose Reyes
OF: Melky Cabrera
OF: Colby Rasmus
OF: Jose Bautista
DH: Adam Lind

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Houston Astros:

C: Jason Castro
1B: Brett Wallace
2B: Jose Altuve
3B: Matt Dominguez
SS: Jonathan Villar
OF: Robbie Grossman
OF: Dexter Fowler
OF: LJ Hoes
DH: Chris Carter

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Atlanta Braves:

C: Evan Gattis
1B: Freddie Freeman
2B: Dan Uggla
3B: Chris Johnson
SS: Andrelton Simmons
OF: Justin Upton
OF: BJ Upton
OF: Jason Heyward

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Milwaukee Brewers:

C: Jonathan Lucroy
1B: Juan Francisco
2B: Scooter Gennett
3B: Aramis Ramirez
SS: Jean Segura
OF: Khris Davis
OF: Carlos Gomez
OF: Ryan Braun

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St. Louis Cardinals:

C: Yadier Molina
1B: Mat Adams
2B: Kolten Wong
3B: Matt Carpenter
SS: Jhonny Peralta
OF: Matt Holliday
OF: Peter Bourjos
OF: Allen Craig

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Chicago Cubs:

C: Wellington Castillo
1B: Anthony Rizzo
2B: Darwin Barney
3B: Donnie Murphy
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Junior Lake
OF: Justin Ruggiano
OF: Nate Schierholtz

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Arizona Diamondbacks:

C: Miguel Montero
1B: Paul Goldschmidt
2B: Aaron Hill
3B: Martin Prado
SS: Chris Owings
OF: Mark Trumbo
OF: AJ Pollock
OF: Gerardo Parra

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Los Angeles Dodgers:

C: AJ Ellis
1B: Adrian Gonzalez
2B: Alexander Guerrero
3B: Juan Uribe
SS: Hanley Ramirez
OF: Matt Kemp
OF: Andre Ethier
OF: Yasiel Puig

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San Francisco Giants:

C: Buster Posey
1B: Brandon Belt
2B: Tony Abreu
3B: Pablo Sandoval
SS: Brandon Crawford
OF: Gregor Blanco
OF: Angel Pagan
OF: Hunter Pence

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Cleveland Indians:

C: Yan Gomes
1B: Nick Swisher
2B: Jason Kipnis
3B: Lonnie Chisenhall
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
OF: Michael Brantley
OF: Michael Bourn
OF: David Murphy
DH: Carlos Santana

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Seattle Mariners:

C: Mike Zunino
1B: Justin Smoak
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: Kyle Seager
SS: Brad Miller
OF: Dustin Ackley
OF: Michael Saunders
OF: Logan Morrison
DH: Corey Hart

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Miami Marlins:

C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B: Garrett Jones
2B: Rafael Furcal
3B: Casey McGehee
SS: Adeiny Hechavarria
OF: Christian Yelich
OF: Marcel Ozuna
OF: Giancarlo Stanton

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New York Mets:

C: Travis D’Arnaud
1B: Ike Davis
2B: Daniel Murphy
3B: David Wright
SS: Ruben Tejada
OF: Curtis Granderson
OF: Juan Lagares
OF: Chris Young

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Washington Nationals:

C: Wilson Ramos
1B: Adam LaRoche
2B: Anthony Rendon
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
SS: Ian Desmond
OF: Bryce Harper
OF: Denard Span
OF: Jayson Werth

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Baltimore Orioles:

C: Matt Wieters
1B: Chris Davis
2B: Ryan Flaherty
3B: Manny Machado
SS: JJ Hardy
OF: Steve Pearce
OF: Adam Jones
OF: Nick Markakis
DH: Nolan Reimold

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San Diego Padres:

C: Nick Hundley
1B: Yonder Alonso
2B: Jedd Gyorko
3B: Chase Headley
SS: Everth Cabrera
OF: Carlos Quentin
OF: Cameron Maybin
OF: Will Venable

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Philadelphia Phillies:

C: Carlos Ruiz
1B: Ryan Howard
2B: Chase Utley
3B: Cody Asche
SS: Jimmy Rollins
OF: Domonic Brown
OF: Ben Revere
OF: Marlon Byrd

Washington Nationals v Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates:

C: Russell Martin
1B: Gaby Sanchez
2B: Neil Walker
3B: Pedro Alvarez
SS: Jordy Mercer
OF: Starling Marte
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Jose Tabata

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Texas Rangers:

C: Geovany Soto
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Jurickson Profar
3B: Adrian Beltre
SS: Elvis Andrus
OF: Leonys Martin
OF: Shin-Soo Choo
OF: Alex Rios
DH: Mitch Moreland

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Tampa Bay Rays:

C: Ryan Hanigan
1B: Sean Rodriguez
2B: Ben Zobrist
3B: Evan Longoria
SS: Yunel Escobar
OF: Matt Joyce
OF: Desmond Jennings
OF: Wil Myers
DH: David DeJesus

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Boston Red Sox:

C: AJ Pierzynski
1B: Mike Napoli
2B: Dustin Pedroia
3B: Will Middlebrooks
SS: Xander Bogaerts
OF: Daniel Nava
OF: Shane Victorino
OF: Jackie Bradley Jr.
DH: David Ortiz

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Cincinnati Reds:

C: Devin Mesoraco
1B: Joey Votto
2B: Brandon Phillips
3B: Todd Frazier
SS: Zack Cozart
OF: Ryan Ludwick
OF: Billy Hamilton
OF: Jay Bruce

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Colorado Rockies:

C: Wilin Rosario
1B: Justin Morneau
2B: DJ Lemahieu
3B: Nolan Arenado
SS: Troy Tulowitzki
OF: Drew Stubbs
OF: Carlos Gonzalez
OF: Michael Cuddyer

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Kansas City Royals:

C: Salvador Perez
1B: Eric Hosmer
2B: Omar Infante
3B: Mike Moustakas
SS: Alcides Escobar
OF: Alex Gordon
OF: Lorenzo Cain
OF: Norichika Aoki
DH: Billy Butler

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Detroit Tigers:

C: Alex Avila
1B: Miguel Cabrera
2B: Ian Kinsler
3B: Nick Castellanos
SS: Jose Iglesias
OF: Andy Dirks
OF: Austin Jackson
OF: Torii Hunter
DH: Victor Martinez

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Minnesota Twins:

C: Josmil Pinto
1B: Joe Mauer
2B: Brian Dozier
3B: Trevor Plouffe
SS: Pedro Florimon
OF: Josh Willingham
OF: Alex Presley
OF: Oswaldo Arcia
DH: Chris Herrmann

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Chicago White Sox:

C: Josh Phegley
1B: Jose Abreu
2B: Gordon Beckham
3B: Conor Gillaspie
SS: Alexei Ramirez
OF: Dayan Viciedo
OF: Adam Eaton
OF: Avisail Garcia
DH: Adam Dunn

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New York Yankees:

C: Brian McCann
1B: Mark Teixeira
2B: Brian Roberts
3B: Kelly Johnson
SS: Derek Jeter
OF: Carlos Beltran
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury
OF: Brett Gardner
DH: Alfonso Soriano

Rankings:

1. Texas Rangers

2. St. Louis Cardinals

3. Detroit Tigers

4. LA Dodgers

5. Washington Nationals

6. Oakland A’s

7. Atlanta Braves

8. Boston Red Sox

9. LA Angels

10. Cincinnati Reds

11. Arizona Diamondbacks

12. New York Yankees

13. San Francisco Giants

14.Kansas City Royals

15. Baltimore Orioles

16. Seattle Mariners

17. Toronto Blue Jays

18. Tampa Bay Rays

19. New York Mets

20. Pittsburgh Padres

21. Colorado Rockies

22. San Diego Padres

23. Philadelphia Phillies

24. Chicago White Sox

25. Milwaukee Brewers

26. Cleveland Indians

27. Houston Astros

28. Miami Marlins

29. Minnesota Twins

30.Chicago Cubs

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