Friday, March 11, 2016

USA Today Predicts the AL East Lineups

The USA Today is a one-stop shop for all things news, entertainment and sports and it is a website that I frequent pretty much every day. Their sports sections is especially entertaining because it offers fantasy baseball advice, news, opinions and so much more…. A lot like we do here at The Greedy Pinstripes. Today we bring you a bit of predictions from the crew over there as they predict the lineups for the American and National Leagues. If you want the full list you can head over there but for the purposes of this post we’ll keep it relevant and including just the American League East.

Baltimore Orioles
LF Hyun Soo Kim
3B Manny Machado
1B Chris Davis
CF Adam Jones
C Matt Wieters
RF Mark Trumbo
DH Pedro Alvarez
2B Jonathan Schoop
SS J.J. Hardy

Boston Red Sox
RF Mookie Betts
2B Dustin Pedroia
SS Xander Bogaerts
DH David Ortiz
1B Hanley Ramirez
3B Pablo Sandoval
LF Rusney Castillo
C Blake Swihart
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

New York Yankees
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
LF Brett Gardner
RF Carlos Beltran
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Alex Rodriguez
C Brian McCann
3B Chase Headley
SS Didi Gregorius
2B Starlin Castro

Tampa Bay Rays
CF Kevin Kiermaier
2B Logan Forsythe
3B Evan Longoria
RF Corey Dickerson
LF Desmond Jennings
1B James Loney
DH Logan Morrison
C Hank Conger
SS Brad Miller

Toronto Blue Jays
CF Kevin Pillar
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Chris Colabello
C Russell Martin
LF Michael Saunders

2B Ryan Goins


  1. New York Yankees in my opinion

    CF Jacoby Ellsbury
    2B Starlin Castro
    RF Carlos Beltran
    1B Mark Teixeira
    DH Alex Rodriguez
    C Brian McCann
    SS Didi Gregorius
    3B Chase Headley
    LF Brett Gardner
    Beltran in the 3rd spot is ok with me, better pitches to hit. A-Rod will still get some good pitches to hit in the 5th spot. Can't have Ells and Brett hitting 1-2 in the order.

    1. I don't disagree with this lineup. I like Alex hitting third but I also prefer the left, right, left, right (or switch) pattern in the lineup more. It's a matchup nightmare for the opposing manager. That alternates throughout the entire lineup. I like it.

    2. Thank you, I also had to break up Ells and Brett as #1 and #2 hitters, that has never seemed all that good to me anyhow. I would rather have Brett #1 and Ells #2 so this way I get it after the first time through the order.


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