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Projecting Each MLB Teams Opening Day Roster

Written by Jameus Mooney

This years MLB season is certainly a bit different due to the outbreak of COVID 19. The season will begin on July 24th, and there are a number of compelling storylines. How good are the Houston Astros in a post-sign stealing world? Will Albert Pujols pass Willie Mays on the all-time Homerun list? With a shorter season, can a team surprise people and make postseason aspirations come true?

There are also rule changes, such as the outrageous and fragrant extra-inning runner on second rule. But, perhaps the two biggest for rosters, is when it comes to teams. This’ll be the first season with the 26-man roster implementation, but the first two weeks will feature 30 players on each Big League squad. On top of this, the National League has included an option for the designated hitter, which will allow 15 teams to utilize their roster differently than they did last year. With 60 players in each teams pool for Spring Training part II, I’m projecting who I think gives each team the strongest roster. I’ll give my personal lineup, rotation, bench and bullpen for each club.

Note: Players such as the Rockies Ian Desmond and the Nationals Ryan Zimmerman who have opted to sit out will not be included, nor will players who recently had surgery such as Mets Noah Syndergaard and Cubs Jose Quintana. I chose 15 pitchers and 15 hitters for each team.

The other aspect is the scheduling. Due to travel, teams will only be playing the other nine teams within their region. Thus, for this, I will be sorting teams by region. I will start with the AL East, and then go into the NL East counterpart, then continue from there.

The Tampa Bay Rays

Rays All-Star 2B Brandon Lowe.

3B Yandy Diaz
LF Austin Meadows
DH Jose Martinez
1B Ji Man Choi
RF Hunter Renfroe
2B Brandon Lowe
SS Willy Adames
C Mike Zunino
CF Kevin Kiermaier

Bench: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Joey Wendle, Mike Brosseau, Ronaldo Hernandez, Daniel Robertson, Manuel Margot.


  1. Charlie Morton
  2. Blake Snell
  3. Tyler Glasnow
  4. Yonny Chirinos
  5. Ryan Yarbrough

Closer: Nick Anderson

Bullpen: Jose Alvarado, Diego Castillo, Oliver Drake, Chaz Roe, Colin Poche, Brendan McKay, Jalen Beeks, Trevor Richards, Andrew Kittredge.

The New York Yankees

Longtime Yankee ace and 2x All-Star Masahiro Tanaka.

LF Brett Gardner
RF Aaron Judge
2B DJ LeMahieu
C Gary Sanchez
DH Giancarlo Stanton
SS Gleyber Torres
1B Luke Voit
3B Miguel Andujar
CF Aaron Hicks
Bench: Gio Urshela, Thairo Estrada, Clint Frazier, Kyle Higashioka, Estevan Florial, Mike Tauchman.


  1. Gerrit Cole
  2. Masahiro Tanaka
  3. James Paxton
  4. JA Happ
  5. Jordan Mongtomery

Closer: Aroldis Chapman

Bullpen: Dan Otero, Adam Ottavino, Deivi Garcia, Tommy Kahnle, Jonathan Holder, Zack Britton, Nick Tropeano, Chad Green, Luis Avilan.

The Boston Red Sox

The JD in the name of 3x All-Star JD Martinez probably stands for “Just Dingers.”

RF Alex Verdugo
LF Andrew Benintendi
DH JD Martinez
SS Xander Bogaerts
3B Rafael Devers
1B Mitch Moreland
2B Michael Chavis
C Christian Vazquez
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
Bench: Kevin Plawecki, Kevin Pillar, Cesar Peullo, Jose Peraza, Bobby Dalbec, Yairo Munoz.


  1. Nathan Eovaldi
  2. Eduardo Rodriguez
  3. Colin McHugh
  4. Martin Perez
  5. Ryan Weber

Closer: Heath Hembree
Bullpen: Colton Brewer, Marcus Walden, Brandon Workman, Austin Brice, Ryan Brasier, Darwinzon Hernandez, Josh Osich, Brian Johnson, Domingo Tapia.

The Toronto Blue Jays

2019 All-Star Hyun Jin Ryu finished second in NL Cy Young voting last season in Chavez Ravine. This will be his first season North of the Border.

RF Teoscar Hernandez
2B Cavan Biggio
SS Bo Bichette
3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B Travis Shaw
DH Rowdy Tellez
CF Randal Grichuk
LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
C Danny Jansen

Bench: Joe Panik, Billy McKinney, Brandon Drury, Reese McGuire, Derek Fisher, Anthony Alford.


  1. Hyun Jin Ryu
  2. Chase Anderson
  3. Matt Shoemaker
  4. Trent Thornton
  5. Tanner Roark

Closer: Ken Giles
Bullpen: Ryan Borucki, Justin Miller, Wilmer Font, TJ Zeuch, Elvis Luciano, Sam Gaviglio, Sean Reid-Foley, Thomas Pannone, AJ Cole.

The Baltimore Orioles

2013 All-Star Chris Davis hopes to give The Orioles a much needed bounce back campaign.

C Pedro Severino
SS Jose Iglesias
2B Hanser Alberto
3B Rio Ruiz
LF DJ Stewart
CF Stevie Wilkerson
RF Dwight Smith Jr.
DH Renato Nunez
1B Chris Davis

Bench: Pat Valaika, Richie Martin, Bryan Holaday, Austin Hays, Antonio Santander, Andrew Velazquez


  1. John Means
  2. Wade LeBlanc
  3. Alex Cobb
  4. Tommy Milone
  5. Asher Wojciechowski

Closer: Mychael Givens

Bullpen: Cole Sulser, Kohl Stewart, Paul Fry, Ty Blach, Richard Bleier, Hunter Harvey, Miguel Castro, David Hess, Dillon Tate.

The Atlanta Braves

All-Star 2B Ozzie Albies is one of MLBs premiere young talents at 23 years of age.

CF Ronald Acuna
2B Ozzie Albies
1B Freddie Freeman
DH Marcell Ozuna
3B Johan Camargo
RF Nick Markakis
LF Austin Riley
C Travis d’Arnaud
SS Dansby Swanson

Bench: Ender Inciarte, Adam Duvall, Tyler Flowers, Charlie Culberson, Adeiny Hechavarria, Yonder Alonso


  1. Cole Hamels
  2. Mike Soroka
  3. Max Fried
  4. Mike Foltynewicz
  5. Sean Newcomb

Closer: Will Smith

Bullpen: Chris Martin, Shane Greene, Felix Hernandez, Philip Pfieffer, Mark Melancon, Darren O’Day, AJ Minter, Luke Jackson, Kyle Wright.

The Miami Marlins

2019 All-Star Sandy Alcantara anchors a rather inexperienced Marlins rotation.

DH Corey Dickerson
2B Jonathan Villar
3B Brian Anderson
1B Jesus Aguilar
RF Harold Ramirez
LF Matt Joyce
SS Miguel Rojas
C Francisco Cevelli
CF Lewis Brinson

Bench: Jorge Alfaro, Isan Diaz, Garrett Cooper, Jesus Sanchez, Magnerius Sierra, John Berti.


  1. Sandy Alcantara
  2. Caleb Smith
  3. Pablo Lopez
  4. Elieser Hernandez
  5. Jordan Yamamato

Closer: Drew Steckenrider
Bullpen: Ryne Stanek, Brandon Kintzler, Stephen Tarpley, Brandon Boxberger, Jose Urena, Adam Conley, Yimi Garcia, Sterling Sharp, Jeff Brigham.

The New York Mets

2x All-Star Yoenis Cespedes looks to return and add more thump to the Mets lineup in 2020.

RF Brandon Nimmo
1B Pete Alonso
SS Jeff McNeil
2B Robinson Cano
DH Yoenis Cespedes
C Wilson Ramos
LF Michael Conforto
3B Eduardo Nunez
CF Jake Marisnick

Bench: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, JD Davis, Jed Lowrie, Rene Rivera, Melky Cabrera.


  1. Jacob deGrom
  2. Marcus Stroman
  3. Steven Matz
  4. Rick Porcello.
  5. Michael Wacha.

Closer: Dellin Betances

Bullpen: Corey Oswalt, Jared Hughes, Jeurys Familia, Seth Lugo, Justin Wilson, Edwin Diaz, Chasen Shreve, Robert Gsellman, Paul Sewald.

The Washington Nationals

7x All-Star and 3x Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer once again looks to dominate atop arguably baseball’s most dominant rotation.

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
1B Eric Thames
2B Starlin Castro
3B Asdrubal Cabrera
C Yan Gomes
CF Victor Robles

Bench: Carter Kieboom, Kurt Suzuki, Michael Taylor, Wilmer Difo, Andrew Stevenson, Luis Garcia.


  1. Max Scherzer
  2. Stephen Strasburg
  3. Patrick Corbin
  4. Anibal Sanchez
  5. Austin Voth

Closer: Sean Doolittle

Bullpen: Wander Suero, Roenis Elias, Sam Freeman, Daniel Hudson, Will Harris, Tanner Rainey, Ryne Harper, Javy Guerra, Kevin Quackenbush.

The Philadelphia Phillies

6x All-Star Bryce Harper enters year two of a contract that keeps him in the City of Brotherly Love through 2031.

LF Andrew McCutchen
SS DiDi Gregorious
RF Bryce Harper
C JT Realmuto
1B Rhys Hoskins
2B Scott Kingery
DH Jay Bruce
3B Jean Segura
CF Roman Quin

Bench: Logan Forsythe, Nick Williams, Andrew Knapp, Neil Walker, Josh Harrison, Mikie Mahtook.


  1. Aaron Nola
  2. Zack Wheeler
  3. Jake Arrieta
  4. Francisco Liriano
  5. Vince Velazquez

Closer: Hector Neris
Bullpen: Ranger Suarez, Nick Pivetta, Cole Irvin, Deolis Guerra, Enyel De Los Santos, Zach Eflin, Bud Norris, Tommy Hunter, Blake Parker.

The Seattle Mariners

Can 2019 All-Star slugger Dan Vogelbach repeat his success in 2020?

CF Mallex Smith
2B Dee Gordon
SS JP Crawford
DH Daniel Vogelbach
3B Kyle Seager
1B Evan White
RF Jake Fraley
LF Kyle Lewis
C Tom Murphy

Bench: Pat Wisdom, Austin Nola, Dylan Moore, Tim Lopes, Shed Long, Donovan Walton.


  1. Marco Gonzales
  2. Taijuan Walker
  3. Yusei Kikuchi
  4. Justin Dunn
  5. Justus Sheffield

Closer: Yoshihisa Hirano

Bullpen: Carl Edwards Jr., Matt Magill, Nestor Cortes, Erik Swanson, Austin Adams, Gerson Bautista, Dan Altavilla, Kendall Graveman, Taylor Guilbeau.

The Houston Astros

8x All-Star and former AL MVP Justin Verlander goes for his third AL Cy Young award.

CF George Springer
LF Michael Brantley
2B Jose Altuve
3B Alex Bregman
DH Yordan Alvarez
1B Yulieski Gurriel
SS Carlos Correa
C Martin Maldanado
RF Josh Reddick

Bench: Kyle Tucker, Abraham Toro, Dustin Garneau, Aledmys Diaz, Drew Ferguson, Taylor Jones.


  1. Justin Verlander
  2. Zack Greinke
  3. Brad Peacock
  4. Forrest Whitley
  5. Jose Urquidy

Closer: Roberto Osuna

Bullpen: Chris Devenski, Lance McCullers Jr., Ryan Pressly, Austin Pruitt, Joe Biagini, Josh James, Framber Valdez, Joe Smith, Blake Taylor.

The Texas Rangers

3x All-Star and 2x Cy Young winner Corey Kluber eyes his first season in Arlington.

DH Shin Soo Choo
SS Elvin Andrus
LF Willie Calhoun
RF Joey Gallo
3B Todd Frazier
C Robinson Chirinos
CF Danny Santana
2B Rougned Odor
1B Ronald Guzman

Bench: Nick Solak, Jeff Mathis, Blake Swihart, Isaiah Kiner-Falefa, Greg Bird, Rob Refsnyder.


  1. Corey Kluber
  2. Lance Lynn
  3. Mike Minor
  4. Jordan Lyles
  5. Kyle Gibson

Closer: Jose Leclerc

Bullpen: Cody Allen, Nick Goody, Jesse Chavez, Rafael Montero, Ian Gibault, Joely Rodriguez, Taylor Hearn, Luke Farrell, Kolby Allard.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

10x All-Star and 3x MVP Albert Pujols is four homeruns away from tying Willie Mays on the all-time homerun list.

2B David Fletcher
CF Mike Trout
3B Anthony Rendon
DH Shohei Ohtani
1B Albert Pujols
LF Justin Upton
C Jason Castro
SS Andrelton Simmons
RF Jo Adell
Bench: Brian Goodwin, Anthony Bemboom, Tommy La Stella, Luis Rengifo, Jared Walsh, Jahmai Jones.


  1. Julio Teheran
  2. Andrew Heaney
  3. Shohei Ohtani
  4. Dylan Bundy
  5. Griffin Canning

Closer: Hansel Robles

Bullpen: Matt Andriese, Justin Anderson, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Keynan Middleton, Jose Suarez, Mike Mayers, Dillon Peters, Noe Ramirez, Jaime Barria.

The Oakland Athletics

2019 All-Star Matt Chapman might be MLBs best third baseman.

CF Ramon Laureano
SS Marcus Semien
3B Matt Chapman
1B Matt Olson
DH Khris Davis
LF Mark Canha
RF Stephen Piscotty
2B Franklin Barreto
C Sean Murphy

Bench: Tony Kemp, Robbie Grossman, Austin Allen, Jorge Mateo, Seth Brown, Ryan Goins.


  1. Mike Fiers
  2. Sean Manea
  3. Frankie Montas
  4. Jesus Lozardo
  5. AJ Puk

Closer: Liam Hendriks

Bullpen: Joakim Soria, Lou Trivino, Chris Bassitt, TJ McFarland, Burch Smith, Jake Diekman, Dan Mengden, Yusmiero Petit.

The Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 All-Star Joc Pederson was on the trading block this offseason. Now, he looks to solidify himself a spot in a loaded Dodger lineup.

LF Joc Pederson
RF Mookie Betts
CF Cody Bellinger
3B Justin Turner
DH Corey Seager
1B Max Muncy
SS Gavin Lux
C Will Smith
2B Enrique Hernandez
Bench: Matt Beatty, DJ Peters, AJ Pollock, Chris Taylor, Austin Barnes, Edwin Rios.


  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Walker Buehler
  3. David Price
  4. Dustin May
  5. Alex Wood

Closer: Kenley Jansen
Bullpen: Dylan Floro, Pedro Baez, Jimmy Nelson, Joe Kelly, Tony Gonsolin, Brusdar Graterol, Ross Stripling, Julio Urias, Blake Treinen.

The Colorado Rockies

All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon promises to still spit despite global pandemic.

CF Charlie Blackmon
RF David Dahl
3B Nolan Arenado
SS Trevor Story
1B Daniel Murphy
2B Ryan McMahon
LF Raimel Tapia
C Drew Butera
DH Matt Kemp
Bench: Tony Wolters, Sam Hillard, Chris Owings, Josh Fuentes, Garrett Hampson, Brendan Rogers


  1. German Marquez
  2. Kyle Freeland
  3. Jon Gray
  4. Antonio Senzatela
  5. Jeff Hoffman

Closer: Wade Davis

Bullpen: Scott Oberg, Chi Chi Gonzalez, James Pazos, Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee, Jairo Diaz, Carlos Estevez, Yency Almonte, Phillip Diehl.

The Arizona Diamondbacks

2019 All-Star Ketel Marte broke out as one of MLBs most dynamic players last season.

2B Ketel Marte
3B Eduardo Escobar
1B Christian Walker
LF David Peralta
RF Kole Calhoun
CF Starling Marte
DH Jake Lamb
SS Nick Ahmed
C John Hicks

Bench: Stephen Vogt, Kevin Cron, Seth Beer, Jon Jay, Tim Locastro, Josh Rojas.


  1. Madison Bumgarner
  2. Luke Weaver
  3. Robbie Ray
  4. Merill Kelly
  5. Zack Gallen

Closer: Archie Bradley
Bullpen: Andrew Chafin, Junior Guerra, Matt Grace, Taylor Clarke, Corbin Martin, JB Buskaukas, Hector Rondon, Josh Green, Yoan Lopez.

The San Diego Padres

Manny Machado, 4x All-Star, will play season two of his 10 year, $300M contract with San Diego.

LF Tommy Pham
SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
3B Manny Machado
RF Wil Myers
1B Eric Hosmer
CF Trent Grisham
2B Jurickson Profar
C Francisco Mejia
DH Jake Cronenworth
Bench: Austin Hedges, Ty France, Greg Garcia, Frenchy Cordero, Josh Naylor, Luis Urias.


  1. Chris Paddack
  2. Dinelson Lamet
  3. Garrett Richards
  4. Zach Davies
  5. Joey Lucchessi

Closer: Kirby Yates
Bullpen: Drew Pomeranz, Javy Guerra, Emilio Pagan, Cal Quantrill, Craig Stammen, Matt Strahm, Jose Castillo, Luis Perdermo, Michael Baez.

The San Francisco Giants

4x All-Star Hunter Pence, who won World Championships with SF in 2012 and 2014, returns to the club for his second stint as a Giant.

DH Hunter Pence
SS Brandon Crawford
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
LF Alex Dickerson
3B Evan Longoria
2B Mauricio Dubon
RF Mike Yastrzemski
CF Billy Hamilton

Bench: Jaylin Davis, Wilmer Flores, Pablo Sandoval, Donovan Solano, Joey Bart, Yolmer Sanchez


  1. Johnny Cueto
  2. Jeff Samardzija
  3. Drew Smyly
  4. Trevor Cahill
  5. Kevin Gausman

Closer: Tony Watson
Bullpen: Tyler Rogers, Wandy Peralta, Logan Webb, Andrew Suarez, Tyler Beede, Dereck Rodriguez, Dany Jiminez, Sam Coonrod, Jarlin Garcia.

The Minnesota Twins

2019 All-Star Jake Odorizzi looks to help the Bomba Squad to another division title.

2B Luiz Arraez
SS Jorge Polanco
3B Josh Donaldson
DH Nelson Cruz
RF Max Kepler
1B Miguel Sano
C Mitch Garver
LF Eddie Rosario
CF Byron Buxton

Bench: Alex Avila, Willians Astudillo, Jake Cave, Marwin Gonzalez, Ehire Adrianza, LaMonte Wade Jr.


  1. Jose Berrios
  2. Jake Odorizzi
  3. Kenta Maeda
  4. Randy Dobnak
  5. Homer Bailey

Closer: Taylor Rogers

Bullpen: Trevor May, Devin Smeltzer, Cory Gaerrin, Rich Hill, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyler Clippard, Sergio Romo, Matt Wisler, Tyler Duffey.

The Kansas City Royals

Royals All-Star second baseman Whit Merrifield may be the most underrated player in The Show.

2B Whit Merrifield
SS Adalberto Mondesi
RF Hunter Dozier
DH Jorge Soler
1B Ryan O’Hearn
3B Maikel Franco
C Maikel Perez
LF Alex Gordon
CF Bubba Starling

Bench: Nicky Lopez, Brett Phillips, Cam Gallagher, Matt Reynolds, Ryan McBroom, Nick Pratto.


  1. Brad Keller
  2. Danny Duffy
  3. Jakob Junis
  4. Mike Montgomery
  5. Jesse Hahn

Closer: Ian Kennedy

Bullpen: Erik Skoglund, Scott Barlow, Glenn Sparkmann, Jorge Lopez, Kevin McCarthy, Greg Holland, Tim Hill, Heath Fillmyer, Trevor Rosenthal.

The Chicago White Sox

Jose Abreu, 3x All-Star, looks to carry Chicago out of their rebuild.

SS Tim Anderson
3B Yoan Moncada
1B Jose Abreu
C Yasmani Grandal
DH Edwin Encarnacion
CF Luis Robert
LF Eloy Jiminez
RF Nomar Mazara
2B Leury Garcia
Bench: James McCann, Danny Mendick, Adam Engel, Nick Madrigal, Austin Romine, Cheslor Cuthbert.


  1. Lucas Giolito
  2. Dallas Keuchel
  3. Gio Gonzalez
  4. Reynaldo Lopez
  5. Dylan Cease

Closer: Alex Colome

Bullpen: Carson Fulmer, Jace Fry, Steve Cishek, Aaron Bummer, Kelvin Herrera, Evan Marshall, Ian Hamilton, Jimmy Cordero, Ross Detwiler.

The Cleveland Indians

The MVP of the 2019 All-Star Game Shane Bieber is the ace of a young and filthy Indians staff.

2B Cesar Hernandez
1B Carlos Santana
3B Jose Ramirez
SS Francisco Lindor
DH Domingo Santana
RF Franmil Reyes
C Roberto Perez
LF Jordan Luplow
CF Oscar Mercado

Bench: Jake Bauers, DeLino DeShields, Sandy Leon, Greg Allen, Christian Arroyo, Tyler Naquin.


  1. Mike Clevinger
  2. Shane Bieber
  3. Carlos Carrasco
  4. Jefry Rodriguez
  5. Adam Plutko

Closer: Brad Hand.
Bullpen: Nick Wittgren, Dominic Leone, Hunter Wood, Adam Cimber, Oliver Perez, James Hoyt, Phil Maton, Logan Allen, Anthony Gose.

The Detroit Tigers

11x All-Star Miguel Cabrera is 23 homeruns shy of 500.

RF Cameron Maybin
2B Jonathan Schoop
1B CJ Cron
DH Miguel Cabrera
C Austin Romine
3B Jeimer Candelario
LF Christian Stewart
SS Niko Goodrum
CF JaCoby Jones

Bench: Harold Castro, Grayson Grenier, Victor Reyes, Travis Demerritte, Jordy Mercer, Dawel Lugo.


  1. Matthew Boyd
  2. Jordan Zimmermann
  3. Spencer Turnbull
  4. Daniel Norris
  5. Ivan Nova

Closer: Joe Jimenez

Bullpen: David McKay, Zack Godley, Tyler Alexander, Buck Farmer, Jose Cisnero, Gregory Soto, Rony Garcia, Bryan Garcia, Michael Fulmer.

The Chicago Cubs

5x All-Star Jon Lester looks to win his 4th World Series in 2020.

2B Niko Hoerner
SS Javier Baez
3B Kris Bryant
1B Anthony Rizzo
DH Kyle Schawber
C Willson Contreas
LF Ian Happ
RF Jason Heyward
CF Albert Almora Jr.
Bench: Jason Kipnis, Daniel Descalso, Victor Caratina, David Bote, Steven Souza Jr., Josh Phegley.


  1. Jon Lester
  2. Kyle Hendricks
  3. Yu Darvish
  4. Tyler Chatwood
  5. Alec Mills

Closer: Craig Kimbrel

Bullpen: Dan Winkler, Rex Brothers, Brad Weick, Jeremy Jeffress, Kyle Ryan, Rowan Wick, Casey Sadler, Ryan Tepera, Duane Underwood Jr.

The Pittsburgh Pirates

For the Pirates, All-Star Josh Bell was a bright spot in an otherwise forgettable 2019.

LF Bryan Reynolds
2B Adam Frazier
1B Josh Bell
RF Gregory Polanco
3B Colin Moran
C Jacob Stallings
SS Kevin Newman
DH Kevin Kramer
CF Jarrod Dyson

Bench: Guillermo Heredia, JT Riddle, Socrates Brito, Jose Osuna, Erik Gonzalez, Luke Maile


  1. Joe Musgrove
  2. Trevor Williams
  3. Derek Holland
  4. Mitch Keller
  5. Chad Kuhl

Closer: Keone Kela

Bullpen: Jameson Taillon, Kyle Crick, Steven Brault, Nick Burdi, Chris Stratton, Richard Rodriguez, Michael Feliz, Clay Holmes, Miguel Del Pozo.

The Milwaukee Brewers

Christian Yelich looks to win his second MVP in three years.

CF Lorenzo Cain
2B Keston Hiura
LF Christian Yelich
DH Ryan Braun
1B Justin Smoak
RF Avisail Garcia
3B Eric Sogard
SS Oswaldo Arcia
C Omar Narvaez
Bench: Logan Morrison, Manny Pina, Luis Urias, Brock Holt, Jedd Gyorko, Ben Gamel.


  1. Brandon Woodruff
  2. Brett Anderson
  3. Adrian Houser
  4. Eric Lauer
  5. Josh Lindblom

Closer: Josh Hader

Bullpen: Freddy Peralta, Corey Knebel, Brent Suter, David Phelps, Jacob Faria, Alex Claudio, Devin Williams, Corbin Burnes, Ray Black.

The Cincinnati Reds

2010 NL MVP Joey Votto looks to continue his Hall of Fame trajectory and lead the Reds back to October Baseball.

CF Nick Senzel
1B Joey Votto
DH Nicholas Castellanos
3B Eugenio Suarez
2B Mike Moustakas
RF Aristides Aquino
LF Jesse Winker
SS Fred Galvis
C Tucker Barnhart
Bench: Curt Casali, Philip Ervin, Shogo Akiyama, Travis Jankowski, Kyle Farmer, Alex Blandino.


  1. Luis Castillo
  2. Sonny Gray
  3. Trevor Bauer
  4. Wade Miley
  5. Anthony DeSclafani

Closer: Raisel Iglesias
Bullpen: Lucas Sims, Jose DeLeon, Michael Lorenzen, Amir Garrett, Tyler Mahle, Pedro Strop, Jesse Biddle, Tyler Thornburg, Nate Jones.

The St. Louis Cardinals

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina look to wind down one of baseball’s most iconic battery duos.

3B Tommy Edman
1B Paul Goldschmidt
C Yadier Molina
SS Paul DeJong
DH Matt Carpenter
2B Kolten Wong
RF Dexter Fowler
LF Tyler O’Neill
CF Harrison Bader

Bench: Lane Thomas, Dylan Carlson, Brad Miller, Matt Wieters, Rangel Ravelo, Austin Dean.


  1. Jack Flaherty
  2. Dakota Hudson
  3. Adam Wainwright
  4. Miles Mikolas
  5. Daniel Ponce de Leon

Closer: Andrew Miller

Bullpen: Carlos Martinez, Brett Cecil, Austin Gomber, Elehuris Martinez, Kwang Hyun Kim, John Brebbia, Giovanny Gallegos, John Gant, Tyler Webb.

There is PSE’s prediction for all 30 MLB Opening Day rosters. Who do you think is best equipped to make a World Series run in 2020? Tweet me @TheJameus.

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